Drastic Measures (1976), Russell Peck

Drastic Measures (1976), Russell Peck

"During my brief university teaching career I came into contact with excellent saxophonists at Northern Illinois University who had a quartet and wanted a piece from me. That's how I came to write Drastic Measures in 1976. A year later I went to the School of the Arts in North Carolina where James Houlik had a great saxophone studio and a wonderful student quartet that became the New Century Saxophone Quartet. I touched up the piece for them and that became its final form." Read more »

Peck, Russell

1945 —

RUSSELL PECK (born Detroit, 1945) is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he also received Master and Doctoral degrees in composition. His teachers have included Clark Eastham, Leslie Bassett, Ross Lee Finney, Gunther Schuller, and George Rochberg. Mr. Peck's orchestral compositions have received over 2,000 performances by more than 200 orchestras in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Read more »

Drastic Measures (1976), Russell Peck

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1857 - 1977
Composer: 
Peck
Composer First Names: 
Russell
Composition Date: 
1976
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Cantabile e molto rubato
Movement: 
Allegro
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