Holy Roller

Libby Larsen

About this work:
"Holy Roller" is inspired by classic revival preaching. To me, revival sermons are stunning musical masterpieces of rhythm, tempo, and extraordinary tension and release. The music flows directly from the language, cajoling and incanting, at the same time magnetizing and mesmerizing the listener with its irresistible invocations. The music is the language, the language is the music and the result transports the spirit to other states of being. "Holy Roller" is a revival sermon captured in the sounds of the alto saxophone and piano. For more information about this piece, contact: Suzanne L. Ford Performance Promotion Manager Music Department Oxford University Press Tel: 212-726-6109 Fax: 212-726-6441 Email: suzanne.ford@oup.com
Version: Alto sax and piano
Year composed: 1998
Duration: 00:11:00
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Keyboard plus One Instrument
Instrumentation: 1 Alto Saxophone, 1 Piano
Instrumentation notes: Also for Alto saxophone and Wind Ensemble

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