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SHOEGAZE MEDIEVAL 2019
four alto saxophones and audio [10’]




Shoegaze Medieval is based on the ballad Corps Feminin (c.1390) by the ars subtilior composer Solage (c.1340-1400), examining and reworking its materials within a loose and blurry context. All four instruments fulfil equal roles within the work’s surface, cycling through the song’s pitch material in loosely constructed canons, but with newly conceived rhythms and durations.
Commissioned by the Richmond Concert Society and first performed by W37 Saxophone Quartet.

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