Tableau IX, for alto saxophone (2020) [PDF SCORE]



Tableau No. IX, for solo alto saxophone, is a part of a series of solo pieces that I’ve been writing for the past several months. Each work is for a different solo instrument and explores expressive possibilities. Some composers of the latter half of the 20th century have explored this idea, notably Luciano Berio (14 Sequenzas), Vincent Persichetti (25 Parables), and Elliott Carter (6 Figments and 5 Retracings). Coincidentally, these are some of my favorite composers. This Tableau was commissioned by Dr. Robert Young; professor of saxophone at the University North Carolina School of the Arts. (My high school alma mater.)