for Saxophone Ensemble op. 103a (1998)
performance: December 14, 1998, Munich, Sophiensaal
/ Linda Bangs-Urban
2 Soprano-Sax., 8 Alto-Sax.,
5 Tenor-Sax., 3 Baritone-Sax., 2 Bass-Sax., 2 Percussionists
2 Soprano-Sax., 6 Alto-Sax., 3 Tenor-Sax., 2 Baritone-Sax.,
2 Bass-Sax., 2 Percussionists
Opus 7195-2 + SIGNUM, SIG X123-00
Op. 103a was inspired by and is dedicated to Linda Bangs. The work
is scored for Saxophone orchestra and 2 percussionists, who have a cadenza to
perform in the second part of the piece, giving the work its clear structure.
In addition to several returning symphonic passages, the work includes dance-like
fragments, reminiscent of jazz. Tutti passages are alternated with concertante
episodes in which the individual instrument groups are highlighted.
impression: "schwungvoll und heiter!" - joyful & with energy.