SYRACUSE BLUES

duration 4:00

 

version A orchestra & soundtrack
version B string quartet or sax quartet

version C  sax quintet

Commissioned by the Jeugd Orkest Nederland and its conductor Jurjen Hempel with financial support from the FPK.

 

version A orchestra:

2 Clarinets in B flat, 4 French Horns, 2 Trombones, 2 Harps, Strings

 

version C sax 5:

sax quintet: soprano sax solo + sax quartet

This is the most recent one, written for Branford Marsalis and the Aurelia Sax Quartet at the occasion of 30 years Aurelia, Paradiso Amsterdam, Fall 2013

 

September 2008 I visited Sicily. On the fishing market of Syracuse I recorded a couple of stallholders selling their fish, in a loud and beautiful, melancholic way, singing like sirenes, with huge glissandi. The melody of these sound bytes are the leitmotif for the composition.

 

version A: rental, contact Donemus or PEER

 

version B string quartet -  contact us

 

version C sax quintet € 50

 

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