Face of the Moon

Date: 2000

Instrumentation: alto saxophone, guitar

Commission: Ryoanji Duo

Dedication: For the Ryoanji Duo

Premiere: Ryoanji Duo. 12th World Saxophone Congress. Montreal. 7/6/00

Duration: 8′50″

Recording: Liscio Recordings LCD-05032 (2003), Inventions, Interludes and Interjections by Duo Montagnard

Publication: American Composers Alliance

Review: “This is an evocative one-movement work that explores a wide variety of moods in its nine minutes…. It requires a lot of quiet, understated playing, and while the control of both performers is impressive, I find the guitar especially successful in capturing different colors.” James Kalyn. The Saxophone Symposium, Volume 29 (2004)

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