Instrumentation: alto saxophone and piano
Commission: John Sampen
Dedication: For Dr. Frederick L. Hemke – in celebration!
Premiere: “Hemke Legacy Concert,” Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) John Sampen, saxophone, and Marilyn Shrude, piano (June 3, 2012)
Duration: ca. 3:45′
Publication: contact composer
Avanti! is one of six postcard pieces of Marilyn Shrude. The others are For Luciano, Continuum (Postscript ’97), Kantada, River Song, A Postcard from the Sichuan Province, and Trope. They can be performed separately or as a group.