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borne by constellations of green birds

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Play the last 50 seconds of movement
one, wrestling with gravity

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Play all of movement two,
no wind at all but the storm

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Play all of movement three,
flying off into the sun

These recordings are from a live performance by Todd Oxford, alto saxophone, and
Geoffrey Waite, piano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Composer: David Heuser
Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone and Piano
Year Composed: 2006
Duration: 15 minutes
Pages (score): 40
Cost: Purchase: $20.00

Movements:
i. wrestling with gravity
ii. no wind at all but the storm
iii. flying off into the sun


Sample score pages are available for this piece.
Click here for a PDF file of the first six pages of the first movement.
Click here for a PDF file of the first two pages of the second movement.
Click here for a PDF file of the first three pages of the third movemnet.


Representative Performances:

  • Todd Oxford, saxophone; Geoffrey Waite, piano, Composers Alliance of San Antonio concert, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX (April 13, 2007)
  • Chris Beaty, saxophone; Gabriel Sanchez, piano,North American Saxophone Alliance Region IV Conference, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (February 24, 2007)
  • Patrick Jones, saxophone; Kristine West Denton, piano, North American Saxophone Alliance Region 8 Conference, Penn State University, University Park, PA (January 19, 2007)


Program Notes:

The music for borne by constellations of green birds was adapted from some of the movements of another work of mine, Thin Green Traces, for violin and piano. Because I wanted this work to have a different identity, especially in light of the fact I was not using all of the movements from the violin work (and altering the movements I was using), I wished to find new titles for the piece and its movements. I found inspiration in the poem Tree Full of Birds (from the book Voice/Over, 1993, West End Press) by American poet Olga Cabral, whose poems I have often set.


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