May and June

May and June

Year: 2010

Heading: for saxophone quartet

Movement Titles:
1. MAY

Instrumentation: soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, and baritone sax

Durations: MAY
7:13, JUNE 5:21

Program Note:
Commissioned in 2010 by the Amstel and New Century Saxophone Quartets, MAY and JUNE are played together with JULY (1995). The outer movements are energetic and fast, separated by a more reflective center movement. Each of the three were composed from rhythmic ideas, first, followed by imposed harmonic limitations, out of which came the melodic ideas.