For Eb Alto Saxophone and Piano

Stacy Garrop

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Alto Saxophone with Piano
Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Piano
Item Number: 114-41107
Number of Pages: 32 + 16
Duration: 14:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


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Tantrum Mvt 1
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Tantrum Mvt 2
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Tantrum Mvt 3

Quick Overview

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.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Otis Murphy
Composition Date 2000


I. Obsessive Behavior
II. Lost
III. Fits and Fists