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Six of the Bestiary

Six of the Bestiary

for saxophone quartet


  • Instrumentation: saxophone quartet
  • Edition: score and parts
  • Order No.: ED 12893 Q6324
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Based upon Jorge Luis Borges' imaginary ancient Chinese encyclopaedia in which the animal kingdom is broken down into fourteen categories such as 'Frenzied creatures' and 'Those belonging to the Emperor', this quartet reflects on the bizarre imagery suggested by these headings. 'The first movement 'Stray dogs' tends, after the fashion of these creatures, suddenly to appear in unexpected places' (Gilbert). This lively piece of character music would add much variety to any programme.

Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the English Saxophone Quartet
Content text: I Stray Dogs
II Those drawn with a fine camel-hair brush
III Those which have just broken the water-pitcher
IV Those embalmed
V Those which are included in this classification
VI Suckling pigs
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 10'20"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Year of composition: 1985
page number: 76

Based upon Jorge Luis Borges' imaginary ancient Chinese encyclopaedia in which the animal kingdom is broken down into fourteen categories such as 'Frenzied creatures' and 'Those belonging to the Emperor', this quartet reflects on the bizarre imagery suggested by these headings. 'The first movement 'Stray dogs' tends, after the fashion of these creatures, suddenly to appear in unexpected places' (Gilbert). This lively piece of character music would add much variety to any programme.

Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the English Saxophone Quartet
Content text: I Stray Dogs
II Those drawn with a fine camel-hair brush
III Those which have just broken the water-pitcher
IV Those embalmed
V Those which are included in this classification
VI Suckling pigs
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 10'20"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Year of composition: 1985
page number: 76