- for saxophone quartet
- 05' 30"
- SATB or AATB saxophone quartet
|Score (264k)||pages 3 - 5||© Robbie Ellis|
Huff is both the act of exhaling, and the sound of air moving through a wind instrument. The piece starts as a saxophonist would: after the instrument comes out of its case and gets put together, the first thing the player does is blow warm air.
I wanted to write something that would work for both professional quartets such as Saxcess, and proficient school ensembles in both SATB and AATB formation. As a composition, it didn’t come together straight away: the 12/8 time signature sidetracked me into a maniacal type of Mexican banda music, which turned into a work called Banda Chiflada. That and Huff are very different in character, but they are still two pieces cut from the same compound time cloth.
- Composed at the request of Debbie Rawson & Saxcess. Written with the support of the University of Otago Mozart Fellowship.
|30 Jun 2012||
Performed by Saxcess: Debbie Rawson (soprano sax), Reuben Chin (alto sax), Hayden Sinclair (tenor sax), Graham Hanify (baritone sax), at the Cromwell Memorial Hall, in Cromwell
|01 Jul 2012||
Performed by Saxcess at the Lake Wanaka Centre, in Wanaka
|06 Jul 2012||
Performed by Saxcess at the Whakatane Baptist Centre, in Whakatane
|07 Jul 2012||
Performed by Saxcess at the Woolshed Theatre, in Te Awamutu
|08 Jul 2012||
Performed by Saxcess at Ascension Winery, in Warkworth
|10 Jul 2012||
Performed by Saxcess at the Old Library Building Arts Centre, in Whangarei
|16 Jul 2012||
Performed by Saxcess at Expressions Genesis Energy Theatre, in Upper Hutt