Fantasy for Saxophones

SATB Saxophones
6’ | (2017)

Performed in Montpelier, VT by Ken Thompson - soprano sax, Peter Hess - alto sax, Ed RosenBerg - tenor sax, Jay Rattman - bari sax, 2018.

Composer Program Notes

The piece begins with the performers playing serious chorale style music. Unexpectedly, the music takes a subtle turn, and the performers suddenly find themselves playing boogie- woogie riffs which morph into a down and dirty blues – a fantasy complete with solos that culminate in a wild, uninhibited tutti.

Once the performers “wake up” from their fantasy daze, they become serious and the chorale begins once again –this time with more musical freedom.