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The Fugitive

Jazzy Fugue for Recorder Quartet

By Karel van Steenhoven

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Recorder quartet (variable voicings S/A/T/B) - Grade 4
Jazzy Fugue for Recorder Quartet. Composed by Karel van Steenhoven. This edition: ED 20600; Saddle-stitch. Recorder Music. Score and parts. Duration 6 minutes. Published by Schott Music (SD.49018051).

Item Number: SD.49018051

ISBN 9790001158138.

The Fugitive is a three-part jazz fugue in bebop style on a walking bass. The renowned Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet performed the world premiere of the work, created in 2002 by the Dutch recorder player and composer Karel van Steenhoven, founder member of the ensemble. The title is a play on the word 'fugue' and its old meaning of flight or chase. The parts chase after each other with fast solos and licks, flee from each other, until they reach a chaotic climax - after a short quote from the James Bond theme. A striking title by the recorder expert who brilliantly mixes traditional and modern forms, styles and stylistic techniques.

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