FUNK-IN-THE-BOX FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET
This work is in five movements and is scored for saxophone quartet: soprano, alto tenor and baritone saxophone. The first movement is a quartet. The second movement is an alto saxophone solo. The third movement is a trio for two tenor saxophones and a baritone saxophone. The fourth movement is a baritone saxophone solo. The fifth movement is a quartet. Each movement contains some element of aleatoric music. The motives are based on bebop style melodies. Often the material is scored in rhythmic unison to create a jazz-saxophone-solitype effect. The parts move away from each other and grind while little melodies sneak in and out of the texture. The solo movements incorporate foot stomps. These are meant to be theatrical as well as aural. There is a unique interaction in both solo movements between the saxophone material and the foot stomps. Overall, the piece is based on a five-part rondo form. Performance time is approximately 20 minutes.
School:University of Cincinnati
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:composition new music jazz saxophone quartet
Date of Publication:01/01/2005