Breathing Lessons (2002), David Sampson

Breathing Lessons (2002), David Sampson

Breathing Lessons for saxophone quartet is a seven movement, twenty minute composition written during the spring of 2002. It was created for the Amherst Saxophone Quartet through funds provided by Chamber Music America's Commissioning Program, supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Helen F. Whitaker Fund, and The Chamber Music America Commissioning Endowment Fund. Read more »

Sampson, David

1951 —

DAVID SAMPSON (b. 1951, Charlottesville, Virginia) has emerged as one of the truly unique voices of his generation achieving rapidly growing attention from major orchestras, soloists and ensembles. He is currently Composer-in-Residence with the Colonial Symphony Orchestra (1998-2003). Read more »

Breathing Lessons (2002), David Sampson

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Sampson
Composer First Names: 
David
Composition Date: 
2002
Composed for the ASQ: 
Composed for the ASQ
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Scene 1: Maggie and Ira Doran, A Trip to Deer Lick
Movement: 
Interlude 1: "Settle for Being Ordinary?"
Movement: 
Scene 2: Daniel Otis Meets the Morans
Movement: 
Interlude 2: "Lives Alone...Drying Out Like a Raisin"
Movement: 
Scene 3: Jesse and Fiona: Reunion
Movement: 
Interlude 3: "Four Vacant Rockers"
Movement: 
Scene 4: Maggie
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