Ditties (1997), Kim D. Sherman

Ditties (1997), Kim D. Sherman

"One day I was showing my friend Jayne Atkinson how to use the software program, Finale. I wrote a funny little piece and had the computer play it back. Jayne laughed and said: "It's a ditty!" and Ditties was born. I was invited by the ASQ to arrange it for saxophone quartet, and I wrote the other six movements over the next few months, in between other music projects. " -Kim D. Sherman

Sherman, Kim

KIM D. SHERMAN hails from the great mid west and has spent most of her adult life trying to escape it. She makes excellent pie crust and a wide variety of interesting £lans. She has two cats, one of whom, Miss Otis, cannot be touched by anyone but Ms. Sherman. Despite this difficult domestic situation, she got married earlier this year to John Sheehy of the vast Sheehy clan, but she did not change her name. She is a charter member of Gals With Tools. Read more »

Ditties (1997), Kim D. Sherman

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Sherman
Composer First Names: 
Kim D.
Composition Date: 
1997
Composed for the ASQ: 
Composed for the ASQ
Sound Samples
Movement: 
doo
Movement: 
Wah
Movement: 
Dittie
Movement: 
Did-he?
Movement: 
dum(b)
Movement: 
Didee
Movement: 
Dew

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Ditties (1997), Kim D. Sherman
Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Mar 30 2001
By: 
Garaud MacTaggart

Ever Since Adolphe Sax invented his lung- and reed-powered assemblage of curved metal tubing and multitudinous buttons, there have been classical composers that were intrigued by its sonic possibilities. These days it is an instrument more closely associated with jazz, blues and honkin' R&B instead of Debussy, Glazunov and Hindemith. Now, on the cusp of a new century, things are meshing together, and a new generation of classical composers is still looking at and being intrigued by this unique instrument. Read more »

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