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Spinning a Set     8'45"
Five short dance movements for soprano saxophone and piano

General Information

A ‘set’ is disc-jockey speak for a session at the turntables.

This is a set of dances using new dance forms – a reinvented contemporary dance suite consisting of five short contrasting dance movements written as concert pieces for soprano saxophone and piano

1

Wild is Good – Very Wild is Better harmonic richness, energy and intensity.

2

Funky fun, raucous flutter tongue and contrasting lightness with some counting aloud, written as if the players haven’t quite learnt it yet!

3

Elegant and Stylish restrained refined and poised.

4

Cool and Mellow beautiful cantabile melody with sensual and melting pianissimos on high notes always within the most lyrical saxophone range.

5

The Quickie so short and quiet that if your ears could blink they would miss it.

Written in collaboration with talented and lively saxophone player Sarah Field, Spinning a Set was premiered by Sarah and pianist Simon Lepper at Cheltenham and commissioned with funds from

Great pieces to play, they are short contrasting concert pieces for a professional saxophone and piano duo.

Exact Forces and Timings

Soprano Saxophone and Piano

1

Wild is Good – Very Wild is Better   2’30”

2

Funky   2’35”

3

Elegant and Stylish   1’00”

4

Cool and Mellow   2’24”

5

The Quickie   0’16”

Reviews

"Wittily introduced by the composer, these began with a powerful opening movement, which was followed by a playful, skittish second dance. The set culminated in a breathless mini-finale which like the rest of the piece, never sounded trivial or banal, but seemed to refuse to take itself too seriously either."
Alfred Lawrence Gloucestershire Echo Feb 1st 2003

Score Extract and Listen

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soprano saxophone and piano music score

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Sarah Field

Sarah Field

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