A Ballad for Ruby - 4 Saxophones SATBar/AATBar By Valentin Hude - Conductor Score & Parts Singing Machine Woodwind - Saxophone Quartet Series
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In Stock. This suite was inspired most notably by the saxophone quartets of Phil Woods and was written in a conscious attempt to wed certain stylistic elements of classical and jazz music. The players are not asked to improvise, but the piece does feature sections that sound spontaneous and freely created. The piece is difficult, but no more so than other quartets, like Glazunov and Desenclos, that are standard repertoire for this instrumentation. Talented high school and all college groups will find success working on this piece. "Trance Dance," is a rhythmically grooving 12/8 feel that features the tenor and baritone saxophones.
Despite its song-like melody, this is most decidedly no piece of music of quiet and peaceful tones---it is its element of contrast and suspense that brings it to life. This composition calls for emotion, expressiveness, and homogeneous ensemble playing.