A View of Worcester (from atop Mount Saint James)

alto saxophone

2009

Premiered by Matt Taylor in April of 2009 in College Park, MD

About the Piece

The opening of this piece introduces four "musical characters" that are developed throughout the piece: Sharp disjunct notes, long sustained tones, rapied arpeggiations, and staccato repeated notes. Their are points of focus on each individual character throughout the work, but often times, they should be portrayed as if being viewed panoramically, all in sight at the same time.  This piece was inspired by the views from the top of the hill on the campus of

the College of the Holy Cross, which overlooks the city of Worcester, MA.

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A View of Worcester - excerpt
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