Baritone Saxophone Sonata Consortium

Announcing a consortium for a new 3-movement sonata for baritone saxophone and piano! I’ve been writing a lot for saxophone the past four years and have heard time and time again that there’s not enough rep for bari, so I’m trying to do my part to remedy that.

Duration: 12-15 minutes

Fee: $50 per participant, via paypal

Difficulty: College/Professional

Deadline to Join: June 30, 2018

Anticipated Completion: September 2018

Benefits to Consortium Members:

Your name included on title page of score
Exclusive performance rights for one year
Input on musical material and title of piece
Composer will travel to performances if able

Pay here ($50) to join!

 

Older works for saxophone:

Volcanic Ash for Saxophone Quartet

Polar Vortex for Saxophone Quartet

Outburst for Unaccompanied Alto Saxophone

Restoration for Concert Band – Premiere

Very excited to present the premiere performance of my grade 3.5 band piece, Restoration!

Performed by the Chesaning High School Symphonic Band, this piece was written to represent and celebrate the recent renovations done to the high school the year prior. The work portrays the rebuilding process, starting and ending with a chorale, representing the school’s stability and honor, that transitions into and out of a chaotic and fast-paced middle section, representing the mayhem, uncertainty, and hard work that went into rebuilding the school. The entirety of the chaotic section features one thematic idea that progresses and transforms throughout, with distorted implications of the chorale theme as a reminder of the end goal of all of this chaos. After an unsettling climax, the recapitulation of the chorale section starts hesitantly, but quickly develops into a triumphant and grandiose finale, featuring both the woodwind and brass sections and ending on a high note (literally!).