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bulletproof petals

for saxophone quartet

Year:  2006   ·  Duration:  6m
Instrumentation:  soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones

Year:  2006
Duration:  6m
Instrumentation  soprano, alto, tenor and ba...

Composer:   Yvette Audain

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Yvette Audain: bulletproof ...

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This piece has arisen from my continuing efforts to ‘grow a thick skin’ as a musician! In it can be heard moments of confrontation, vulnerability, assertiveness, discomfort and probably a whole range of emotions in between.

The ‘bulletproof’ part of the title has already been explained here. The ‘petals’ part not only alludes to the aforementioned vulnerability – it was inspired by the fact that I used to participate in a band that played Sidney Bechet’s 'Petite Fleur' (Little Flower).

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Peter Willis

Difficulty note

Recommended by the composer for the Schools' Chamber Music Contest.

Performance history

21 Sep 2007: Performed by Damon Key (soprano saxophone), Yvette Audain (alto saxophone),Donald Nicholls (tenor saxophone) and Nicola Haddock (baritone saxophone); Clocktower, University of Auckland, Auckland.

06 Mar 2011: Grooves Unspoken: Music by Yvette Audain

Performed by Yvette Audain (alto saxophone), Damon Key (soprano saxophone), Donald Nicholls (tenor saxophone), Nicola Haddock (baritone saxophone), and conducted by Anthony Young.

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