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DahDup! (12 Piece Saxophone Ensemble)

Composer
Alun Cook
Publisher
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Large mixed ensemble

Originally written for Saxophone Choir, this reduced dodectet version requires the exact scoring to work. An onomatopoeiic title for this interesting (I think) piece which blend intricate and gutsy rhythmic patterns with some more minimalist sections. I know that all sounds a bit "Psued’s corner" but you’ll understand when you listen to the piece. I enjoy writing in a minimalist style for clarinet ensemble but until now I hadn’t found the right context to introduce it into a saxophone piece. I would have liked to add a little more choreography but I think the ensemble too large, so I have just suggested a some movement in the Bass-line instruments - feel free to try out your ideas to develop further.

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