This is the final movement of my saxophone concerto. Much like the first two, this is a piece that utilizes quotations. This particular movement uses mainly patriotic tunes, military tunes, juxtaposed with a native american song as well as a quote from Charles Ives' own piece The Indians. I plan on having this performed in the fall but could use a fresh set of eyes to look over it before I send it off to a performer.
Thanks for listening.
There is a weird symbol that I can not get rid of at the moment in measure 72. Its not suppose to be there and Im working on getting rid of it.
I get the isea of the piece with a sort of quidlobet at times and quite a bit of sarcasm in the Ivesian tradition. Is the piano part just a representation of the orchestral part? I ask as the clusters you want with a mm = 120 will be difficult to get if this is for piano. The pianist will not get all the white and black keys that well. A virtuoso will get it but even in performance there will be risks for this being missed.
I wish the folk melodies were broken up further or buried in the voice. For a great an example see Finnisey's North American Songs for piano - part of a collection. This one is fiendishly difficult but it is a nice model to study. I just discovered the piece a few days ago. My only beef with the piece is it is a little overlong.
thanks for taking the time to listen.
Yeah I think I need to look at that measure. I think the time signature is just need readjusting.
This is a very virtuosic piece for both piano and sax. Like the other movements, I except some missed notes from the pianist, even very good ones. I will change it as I talk with pianist and get ready for performances. But I except it to stay very virtuosic.
Christopher Sahar said:
Here is a video of the performance for those who like a video with their music:
Wonderful piece! I'd love to hear movement 1 and 2. How long did you work at this? Which melodies did you use for the other movements?
Just noticed this was posted in June.. I really didn't spend too much time here back then, lovely to discover this piece!
Bravo Tyler! You took these familiar melodies and managed to transform them onto a whole new level without ever getting trite or cliché.
Excellent work once again.
Outa - da- box!
I like it.
I have a similar approach I created in '2000, based on the '2000 presidental (S)election
I only hope that that your themes were meant to be in a sarcastic,ironical gestures...I can't assume, but hope.
You familar w/ Ornette Coleman's "Skies of America"?
Agree w/ one of the comments...little too long
It took a few years to write, staring at the final year of my undergrad. If you want to here all three movements in one continuous track with all but the final applause cut out listen to the following track:
Kaisa Kuslapuu said: