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arranged for tenor saxophone, drum kit, and wind band

Year:  2019 Instrumentation:  3*23**2 + sop.sax, a.sax, t.sax, b.sax; 4331 + euph; timp., xyl./crot., mar., vib., 3perc.; pno.; 0001

Year:  2019
Instrumentation  3*23**2 + sop.sax, a.sax, t...

Composer:   John Psathas

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Omnifenix is an unusual concerto in that the majority of the two concertante parts consist of instructions for directed improvisation. Originally written for legendary jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker, its title refers to jazz and classical music being “omni-genres”, sustained more by philosophies of music and culture than by any specific concepts of style. It describes a piece of music that is reborn differently each time. Like a phoenix, the improviser will continue to emerge anew and redefine the rules of their dynamic dialogue with the orchestra each time the work is performed.

Version for tenor saxophone, drum kit, and orchestra available here.

Performance materials available here.

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Arranged by Scott Lubaroff.