Michael Sahl, Saxophone Quartet (1991)

Saxophone Quartet (1991), Michael Sahl

"The Saxophone Quartet was written for the Amherst Sax Quartet after a number of performances of Storms, ('86 for sax quartet and string quartet), and was finished on February 3rd, 1991. It was premiered the next January, (the day the Bills lost the Super Bowl). In writing this piece I had to struggle from falling into the string quartet mannerisms that I had absorbed from years of string writing. Probably the most important thing I had to concentrate on was maintaining the tenor and the baritone as BREATHING lines. Read more »

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