Stacy Garrop (composer)


  • Alto Saxophone in E
  • Piano


Tantrum, for alto saxophone and piano, has the formal structure of a traditional sonata, but its connection with the historical form stops there. The first movement obsesses continuously on a four note figure (introduced immediately following an extended slow introduction). Lost, the second movement, actually began as a piece for voice and piano; it subsequently lost its text, and the saxophone sings forlornly in its place. The third movement takes a quirky bit of music and modulates it up an interval of a perfect fourth every chance it gets. This high energy piece presents a playful challenge for both the saxophonist and pianist. -S.G.
SKU: 114-41107
Duration: 14:00
Commission Notice: Commissioned by Otis Murphy
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Page count: 48
Weight: 0.39375 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-01601-3
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3401-6
I. Obsessive Behavior
II. Lost
III. Fits and Fists
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