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Suite

Suite


  • Instrumentation: alto saxophone (or other saxophones) solo
  • Order No.: ED 20972 Q11647
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Traditional form meets modern melody: Raaf Hekkema's 'Suite' is based on the classical form of Bach's French dance suite with Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Saraband, Minuet, and Gigue. Hekkema gives each movement its own modern character: The Prelude is based on a free melody, like the tradition librement opening of a French suite for lute from the 17th century. In the Allemande, an improvisatory melody develops over an ostinato bass whereas the Courante is a fast, softly swinging movement. The Saraband with multiphonic chords resembles a thoughtful etude, and the Minuet plays with the complexity of three long musical eras. The final dance, the Gigue, turns out to be really 'funky'.

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Content text: Prelude: to (day)dream
Allemande: to learn
Courante: to work
Sarabande: to think
Menuet: to talk
Gigue: to dance
Difficulty: advanced to difficult
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Year of composition: 1992
page number: 12

Traditional form meets modern melody: Raaf Hekkema's 'Suite' is based on the classical form of Bach's French dance suite with Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Saraband, Minuet, and Gigue. Hekkema gives each movement its own modern character: The Prelude is based on a free melody, like the tradition librement opening of a French suite for lute from the 17th century. In the Allemande, an improvisatory melody develops over an ostinato bass whereas the Courante is a fast, softly swinging movement. The Saraband with multiphonic chords resembles a thoughtful etude, and the Minuet plays with the complexity of three long musical eras. The final dance, the Gigue, turns out to be really 'funky'.

Content text: Prelude: to (day)dream
Allemande: to learn
Courante: to work
Sarabande: to think
Menuet: to talk
Gigue: to dance
Difficulty: advanced to difficult
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Year of composition: 1992
page number: 12