Yellowstone Blush - a Wedding Remembrance
About this work:
Publisher: Buckthorn Music Press
Duration: 6 min.
Format: 3 movements
Instrumentation: alto & tenor sax duet
NOTES: The composer inscribed this duet with original poetry: “Squeeze my soul between your dreams and press the music of ancient flowers,” an excerpt paraphrased from her unpublished poem “Ginger Orchids.” Though programmatic for the two original recipients of this gift wedding piece, Yellowstone Blush is a delight for anyone and for any purpose. It is divided into 3 independent tonal movements, with the last including a reprise of the first “Paris” theme to round it: I - Paris (Joyful Promises); II - Vermillion (Sweet Labors); and III - West Yellowstone (Vows). It is of medium difficulty, suitable for amateur home or professional concert stage, and can be completed in just over 6 minutes total. Performing just a single movement or two is also an option. The composer travelled all the way to West Yellowstone, Montana to deliver it.
Version: Saxophone Duet
Year composed: 2004
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: ,1 Alto Saxophone soloist(s), ,1 Tenor Saxophone soloist(s)
Instrumentation notes: Duet for Saxophones, unaccompanied