Outburst for Unaccompanied Alto Saxophone

 

Instrumentation: Unaccompanied Alto Saxophone (Playable on other saxes as well)

Duration: 2’00”

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Program Note:

Inspired by Eddie Van Halen’s Eruption, this unaccompanied solo for alto saxophone sets out to quickly and efficiently punch the listener in the face, exploring the different ranges, colors, and extended techniques of the saxophone in the process. Special thanks to Michael Hanna for assisting in the creation of this piece, and for teaching me all of the strange, interesting, and unusual sounds that the saxophone can make!