Fenix Blue

Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble / Band

Fenix Blue is a solo work for alto saxophone and wind ensemble, commissioned by and written for British saxophonist, Tim Watson.

A wild blues inspired opening for unaccompanied saxophone gives way for a slow, dirty blues! More blues elements appear in the following slow funk section, driven by the percussion section and drum kit.

Slow reflective music follows before a return to the slow funk – this time with plenty of the original blues music interjected around the band and from the soloist, leading to a loud conclusion!

The title makes reference to the large blues influence in the piece, but the Fenix referred to in the title is a dedication to the Phoenix 2 capsule that rescued the 33 Chilean minors who were trapped underground for 69 days last year, the last of whom was brought to the surface in the capsule as I was finishing this piece.



Product Information

PMM074 - Fenix Blue
Year composed: 2010
Difficulty: Hard
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Duration: 11
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Fenix Blue is a solo work for alto saxophone and wind ensemble, commissioned by and written for British saxophonist, Tim Watson.

A wild blues inspired opening for unaccompanied saxophone gives way for a slow, dirty blues! More blues elements appear in the following slow funk section, driven by the percussion section and drum kit.

Slow reflective music follows before a return to the slow funk – this time with plenty of the original blues music interjected around the band and from the soloist, leading to a loud conclusion!

The title makes reference to the large blues influence in the piece, but the Fenix referred to in the title is a dedication to the Phoenix 2 capsule that rescued the 33 Chilean minors who were trapped underground for 69 days last year, the last of whom was brought to the surface in the capsule as I was finishing this piece.

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