A Suffusion of Blue
Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax
The 4 independent voices of the sax quartet weave together simple rhythmic gestures and lilting melodies in a tapestry of contrapuntal lines in this exciting work. This playful mood gives way momentarily to a more relaxed singing style, but the optimistic energy of the opening quickly resurfaces. The 4 instruments dance again in a crescendo of counterpoint, converging at the last moment in a richly harmonized, chorale-like statement of the original melody.