Music for Soprano Saxophone and Piano

Date: 1974

Instrumentation: soprano saxophone, piano

Commission: John Sampen for the 4th World Saxophone Congress

Dedication: To John Sampen for the Fourth World Saxophone Congress

Premiere: World Saxophone Congress. John Sampen, saxophone. Marilyn Shrude, piano. Bordeaux, France. July 1974

Duration: 8′

Publication: contact composer

Review: “She and her incredibly talented husband, John Sampen (who had given the best kind of saxophone recital on the Piccolo series the afternoon before), began the concert with an exquisite performance of an avant-garde work for piano and soprano saxophone that had the audience frozen in fascination, a state in which they remained throughout most of the rest of the concert of her works. And when you can that kind of uncompromising music and hold most of your audience in a major, though mostly conservative festival, that is a real compositional accomplishment. ” David Maves. Piccolo Spoleto Festival. May 1982.