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Dusk (saxophone ensemble)

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Instrumentation:   ChamberSaxophone Ensemble

Genres:   Lyrical

NEW ARRANGEMENT, 2023: I have revamped the arrangement originally from José Oliver Riojas, reduced the required instrumentation to 12 with optional Bass Sax part (SSSAAATTTBBB + optional Bass). I also revoiced and rescored a number of things, and think this new arrangement more accurately reflects how I’d write the work for saxophone ensemble. If you bought the prior version, I do give free upgrades. Simply email proof of purchase (receipt/email) to us, and Sarah will send you a free set of the new PDFs. Please note, parts from the two versions are not compatible with each other – please don’t mix and match!

This simple, chorale-like work captures the reflective calm of dusk, paradoxically illuminated by the fiery hues of sunset. I’m always struck by the dual nature of this experience, as if witnessing an event of epic proportions silently occurring in slow motion. Dusk is intended as a short, passionate evocation of this moment of dramatic stillness.

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NEW VERSION 2023: 12 players minimum (more may be used):

Soprano Sax I – II – III (Sop III may be substituted by the optional Alto IV part)
Alto Sax I – II – III (Alto IV included which substitutes for Soprano III if desired – only use one or the other, not both!)
Tenor Sax I – II – III
Baritone Sax I – II – III
Bass Sax (optional, may replace Bari III or double it, as desired)

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Complete Set (Score and Parts) for purchase:

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