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for alto saxophone and orchestra

Year:  2017   ·  Duration:  9m
Instrumentation:  solo alto saxophone; 3*3*3*3*; 4231; timp., 2 perc.; harp; strings | (Perc: tub. bells, glock., tam-tam, tri., bass drum, susp. cymbal, whip, xylophone)

Year:  2017
Duration:  9m
Instrumentation  solo alto saxophone; 3*3*3*...

Josiah Carr

Composer:   Josiah Carr

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1, 11, 16, 20, and 34 of score

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frames is a set of shorter ideas; each unique in character and in energy.

noun. a rigid structure that surrounds something such as a picture, door, or windowpane.
noun. a basic structure that underlies or supports a system, concept, or text.
noun. a single complete picture in a series forming a cinema, television, or video film.
verb. place (a picture or photograph) in a frame.
verb. formulate (a concept, plan, or system).

In each of these different ‘frames,’ the saxophonist explores different motifs, and different relationships with the orchestra. The soloist interacts and responds to the rigid structure that surrounds them in the orchestra, slowly breaking free from this structure throughout the piece.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Auckland Symphony Orchestra