PINTER POEM for alto saxophone and double bass

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The following poem by Harold Pinter prompted the writing of �PINTER POEM�, a piece written for a poetry, jazz and strip-tease performance in my forthcoming medicine show.

Breasts, bottom, thighs, the whole palaver, I raise my hat to my uncensored sister. Who shone the light of love on those about her Who lusted longest on her black suspender. Harold Pinter, April 2005

Some years ago, at the Edinburgh Festival, I went to see a show titled �Philosophy & Strip-Tease�. To a packed house, a famous actor took the stage and delivered a philosophical lecture of great profundity and length, at the conclusion of which he said to the audience, �We promised you strip-tease; you have been very patient. Here it is�. At this point, a beautiful woman came on stage and slowly took off all her clothes. Brilliant! I want my medicine show to be as magical.

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Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts

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