My most ambitious project is my “Suite in 4 movements for Saxophone Quartet”, which encompasses a wide variety of styles and influences including baroque, classical, tango, jazz and rock, with accessibility being an important consideration.
The music for the suite lasts about 15 minutes in total and consists of the 4 contrasting movements.
The suite has undergone some significant revisions, including reducing the number of movements (from 6 to 4).
Some of the themes have been developed from earlier compositions written at various stages of my life.
In the links below, you can hear my own performance of the second and third movements, and electronic performances of the other movements:
Movement I – “Awakening” – Midi recording (4’52”);
Movement II – “Tango” – My own performance (2’01”);
Movement III – “Baroque Affinity” – My own performance (3’30”);
Movement IV – “Finale” – Midi recording (3’55”)
In 2017 I worked with Second City Sax on a draft version and gained some valuable feedback and a home recording, allowing me to make some informed decisions. Further valuable feedback has been provided by students of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
I have recorded and alternative arrangement of the final movement called “Unleash the Finale”, which is for Alto Saxophone plus a backing track of virtual instruments.
Please contact me if you are interested in playing all or part of the Saxophone Quartet Suite.