Stepping Out (1989), David Kechley

Stepping Out (1989), David Kechley

Stepping Out is a four-movement work for saxophone quartet in which each of the movements is based upon a back-and-forth stepwise figure. Read more »

Kechley, David

1947 —

Since the 1968 premiere of Second Composition for Large Orchestra by the Seattle Symphony, DAVID KECHLEY (b. 1947) has produced works in all genres that have been performed both nationally and internationally. Ensembles that have performed Kechley's work include the Minnesota Orchestra, Boston Pops, Cleveland Orchestra, and Kronos String Quartet. His music is recorded on the Liscio, Albany Records, and Reference Recording labels. David Kechley was educated at the University of Washington and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He presently teaches at Williams College.

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Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Oct 13 2001
By: 
Garaud MacTaggart

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet is a wonderful ensemble and a Western New York treasure. The group seems to be at home with more-adventurous material, but it plays arrangements of George Gershwin and Eubie Blake tunes with equal aplomb. That is probably why its concert series has become a mini-event over the last 24 years and why its concert Friday evening was attended by a number of repeat "customers."

Music from the New World could have been the theme, but calling the program a "celebration of music from North and South America: got the point across, too. Read more »

Stepping Out (1989), David Kechley

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Kechley
Composer First Names: 
David
Composition Date: 
1989
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
I. Minimum Overdrive
Movement: 
II. Midnight Reflection
Movement: 
III. Anonymous
Movement: 
IV. An Easy Burden
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