- for solo saxophone
- 09' 00" (can vary)
- one movement
|Recording (1413k)||01'06'' - 02'06''||© Yvette Audain|
Egyptian Ella and The Sheik of Araby have always been two of my favourite tunes to play as a jazz clarinetist. I have also dabbled in gypsy-influenced musics with a couple of friends in the folk instrumental band Doris. These influences have certainly come through in this piece, but mainly it was my work in music education that inspired me to write a piece with a Middle Eastern flavour, as among the many students with whom I am blessed is a tenor saxophonist from Turkey. Hence my choice of title, Hazine – pronounced ‘ha-ZEE-nay’ – being a Turkish word.
I have also been working to expand my own modal knowledge, in this piece choosing to explore several darker modes (locrian, for example) with which I am not as familiar as I am with the more common ones (such as dorian). Another scale I have chosen to feature is a Turkish makam.
|29 Aug 2008||
Performed by Yvette Audain (tenor saxophone) at University of Auckland Clocktower, Auckland
|04 Feb 2009||
Performed by Yvette Audain (tenor saxophone) at the Basement Theatre, Auckland, as part of the launch for the inaugural Auckland Fringe Festival
|01 Mar 2009||
Performed by Yvette Audain (tenor saxophone) at the University of Auckland Clocktower as part of The Committee’s concert ’Time’s Past’, presented in association with the inaugural Auckland Fringe Festival
|05 Jul 2009||
Performed by Yvette Audain at the concert on opening night of Nelson Composers’ Workshop in Nelson
|06 Mar 2011||
Performed by Yvette Audain (saxophone) at St Luke’s Church in Auckland, as part of the 2011 Auckland Fringe Festival
|07 May 2011||
Performed by Yvette Audain (alto saxophone) as part of Printable Reality’s “In Voice and Music” series, at Pah Homestead, Hillsborough, in Auckland
|06 Jul 2011||
Performed by Simon Brew (saxophone) as part of the 2011 Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival
|27 Oct 2012||
Performed by Yvette Audain (soprano saxophone) at the Surrey Hills Music Festival in Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Australia.