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ensembles, brass instruments and saxophones. He and the former Sandra Mount have been married since June 17, 1960, and have two daughters and five grandchildren.

"The Suite, my first work for saxophone quartet, was completed June 12, 1972, for the Rascher Quartet, who first performed it that July at its dedicatee Sigurd Rascher's workshop at Union College, Schenectady, and recorded it soon after; it has also been recorded by the Aeolian Quartet. The Amherst Quartet also played it in Buffalo some years ago. Of its five movements: Prelude, Scherzo, Nocturne, Intermezzo and Finale, the Intermezzo was written first and the others followed shortly after. It features, as do most of my works, neo-classical counterpoint and extended tonal harmony; the Finale was partially inspired by that of Haydn's Op. 76/5 D major string quartet, a transcription of which was then in the Rascher Quartet's repertory." -Walter Hartley

MARK ENGEBRETSON, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Composition at SUNY Fredonia, has received numerous commissions from the Austrian Ministry of Culture as well as from STIM (Sweden) and the American Composers Forum. His works have been performed in concerts and at festivals around the world, such as Wien Modern (Vienna), Gaida Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania), Horgange Festival (Vienna), Filharmonia Hall (Bialystock, Poland), Ny Musikk (Bergen, Norway), Theatre la Chapelle, (Montreal), Indiana State University New Music Festival (Terre Haute, IN), ISCM Festival (Tirana, Albania), World Saxophone Congresses (Pesaro, Italy, Montreal) and on Stockholm Radio. Mr. Engebretson received a Fulbright Fellowship for studies in France with Jean-Marie Londeix (saxophone) and Michel Fuste-Lambezat (composition). He holds a doctorate in music composition at Northwestern University where he studied saxophone with Frederick Hemke and composition with M. William Karlins, Pauline Oliveros, Marta Ptaszynska, Michael Pisaro, Stephen Syverud and Jay Alan Yim.

As a performer, he was a member of the Vienna Saxophone Quartet from 1992-1999. In addition to performances all over the world with the Quartet, he has performed in many countries as soloist with orchestra, in recital and as a chamber musician, particularly with Susan Fancher, Swedish percussionist Anders Astrand, and the Chicago-based ensemble MeloMania!.

"Sweden's Rollin' Phones commissioned Internal Bleeding in 1996 on the occasion of their gala 10th anniversary concert. For this event, the Phones invited all past members of their ensemble to

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