Suite for Saxophone Quartet

Op. 20

Katherine Hoover (composer)

Instrumentation

  • Soprano Saxophone in B
  • Alto Saxophone in E
  • Tenor Saxophone in B
  • Baritone Saxophone in E
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SKU
PP120
  • This piece has been performed and recorded by the New York Saxophone Quartet and performed by many others, including the Amherst saxophone Quartet, the Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet et al.
  •  In the spring of 1980, I heard the New York Saxophone Quartet play and decided to write a piece for them. The sound of saxophones has been with me all my life in jazz, big-bands, rock, and everything in between. This suite draws on the sounds from the simple bounce of 'Count Off' to the 50' atonal jazz element in 'Honk'. 'Going to London' has a double derivation: I was making a trip to London at the same time, and I took the rhythm of the ride for my main theme (three eighth notes followed by two quarters). The third movement to the arrangement of a pop tune by a friend. 
  • - K. Hoover.
SKU: PP120
Ensemble: Saxophone Quartet
Publisher: Papagena Press
Delivery Method: Print
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-56169-8
I. Going to London
II. Count off
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III. Ira's tune
IV. Honk
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