Volcanic Ash for Saxophone Quartet

Instrumentation: Saxophone Quartet

Duration: 6’00”

Purchase – Murphy Music Press

Program Note:

Written for Donald Sinta Quartet’s annual Composition Competition, Volcanic Ash takes Dan Graser’s advice of writing a quartet that’s “harder, faster, and louder” than my first saxophone quartet (Polar Vortex) by utilizing fast meter changes, virtuosic arpeggios, and extreme registers. This piece was selected as the winner of DSQ’s 2017 Composition Competition.