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for saxophone quartet

Year:  2010 Instrumentation:  soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone

Year:  2010
Instrumentation  soprano saxophone, alto sax...

Composer:   Kenneth Young

Films, Audio & Samples

Kenneth Young: Elegy; video

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Sample Score

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My Elegy for Saxophone Quartet was written especially for my good friends and colleagues of long-standing, Debbie Rawson and Graham Hanify. The melancholy and elegiac nature of saxophones, in general, had always been something I wanted to investigate and base a work on, so when Debbie asked me to pen a work for Saxcess this was very much on my mind as a concept.

The real impetus came in 2010 when our family suffered the passing of a much-loved and valued member. It was a truly sad time and that sadness would seem to have found its way into this piece.

Commissioned note

Written for and commissioned by Saxcess with funding from Creative New Zealand.

Performance history

14 May 2014: Performed by Saxcess at St Andrew's on The Terrace.