Three Political Poems (Saxophone 4tet)

Composer
Year of composition
1996
Lyricist
none
Publisher
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
10 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Wind quartet

1. DEBATE: A debate between Alto, Tenor, and Baritone putting forward a typically uninspired idea, which is opposed by the Soprano quite vigorously. The discussion becomes a little more concordant, but eventually breaks down when the Soprano becomes intransigent enough to warrant being evicted from the chamber. When eventually being allowed to return, the strong desire to give the debate some further vitality continues.

2. COCKTAILS AT NO: 10 Drinks and conversation prior to dinner, with the odd nod, and the occasional wink. In the form of a popular ballad.

3. ’U’ TURN: A free for all slide into catastrophic reverse policy, and after brief reconsideration of earlier topics, the then irresponsible desire of both government and opposition to fly away to sunnier climes.

MP3 performance by the Saxophone Quartet `'Mistral`.

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