Rosalind Carlson OAM
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Australian Bush Calls for alto saxophone and piano Chamber Music / Instrumental Music - alto saxophone and piano "Australian Bush Calls", for alto saxophone and piano - 2006 - duration 4:30 minutes To download the second page of this music as a PDF document, see Score in the side bar. To listen to the second page of this music, see Audio in the sidebar.
Commissioned by, dedicated to, and composed for Alina Zamfir (saxophone) and for her mother Sorina Zamfir (pianist). This composition is based on a series of melodic and rhythmic motifs that are suggestive of various bush calls that Rosalind has heard on her Arcadian property in New South Wales. These motifs or figures are to be found in the texture of both instruments. The sonorous pianistic style of writing contrasts the interesting configurations of the alto saxophone component. Rosalind climaxes the work with an energetic central section announced by piano double octaves in fortissimo. A brilliant dramatique cadenza for solo saxophone marked "ad lib" acts as a coda to this fascinating musical work. World Premiere Performance given by guest artists Alina Zamfir (saxophone) and Sorina Zamfir (piano) at the Carlson Chorale Recital held at Mt St Benedict Convent Chapel, Pennant Hills, NSW, Australia on 19th November 2006. Note: On request in 2011 a transcription of this work was composed by Rosalind Carlson for the oboe and piano.