Roundup

Saxophone quartet

Roundup for saxophone quartet is scored for soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; with the soprano player also doubling on alto. The title refers to the notion of a composer “rounding-up” some ideas for a composition, and also bears a tongue-in-cheek reference to a cattle drive.  The movements are titled by their respective tempo markings:  Fast, Not so fast, and Stampede. 

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Program Note

Roundup for saxophone quartet is dedicated to the Joseph Wytko Saxophone Quartet, and was premiered by them in Phoenix and in Oregon at the Ernest Bloch Music Festival.  Since that time it has been performed in Fiuggi, Italy on the II Symposium Festival Donne in Musica, and at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, in addition to numerous performances throughout the U.S.

The title refers to the notion of a composer “rounding-up” some ideas for a composition, and also bears a tongue-in-cheek reference to a cattle drive.  The movements are titled by their respective tempo markings:  Fast, Not so fast, and Stampede. The work is scored for soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; with the soprano player also doubling on alto.

 

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