Motherless Child Variations (2002), Perry Goldstein

Motherless Child Variations (2002), Perry Goldstein

"Motherless Child Variations is based on the Spiritual of the same name. I have tried to stay out of the way of the tune and to present it in many guises, always careful to keep it recognizable. After a brief introduction, the melody occurs in six versions, in various characters. It is introduced in a somber duet between baritone and tenor saxes, alto and soprano then joining in for a bluesier four-part version. Read more »

Goldstein, Perry

1952 —

PERRY GOLDSTEIN (born 1952 in New York City, New York) studied at the University of Illinois, UCLA, and Columbia University, from which he was awarded a doctorate in music composition in 1986. His principal composition teachers were Herbert Brun, Chou Wen-Chung, Mario Davidovsky, Ben Johnston, and Paul Zonn. Read more »

Quality shows

Works reviewed: 
The Art of the Fugue, J.S. Bach
Motherless Child Variations (2002), Perry Goldstein
Quartet for Four Saxophones (1989), Anita D. Perry
Making the Frozen Serpent Dance (2001), Davide Zannoni
Yuppieville Rodeo (1993), Mike Mower
Phantom Melos, Rocco DiPietro
Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Nov 22 2002
By: 
Jan Jezioro

Earlier this year, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet was knocked out of their position as quartet-in-residence at the University at Buffalo, not for any reason that was based on their level of artistic accomplishment (round up the usual weak-kneed suspects: budgetary shortfall, etc.). Thursday evening, at their Allen Hall concert, broadcast live on WBFO, the ASQ clearly demonstrated by their high performance level that they were by no means ready to throw in the towel. Read more »

Motherless Child Variations (2002), Perry Goldstein

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Goldstein
Composer First Names: 
Perry
Composition Date: 
2002
Composed for the ASQ: 
Composed for the ASQ
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