Saxophone quartet

Alex Rüedi
Jazzquartett No. 1 (1994)
for saxophone quartet (ssx.asx.tsx.barsx)
Slowly - Presto.
Duration: 4' 00"
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Thomas K. J. Mejer
Sulpizianische Bilderwelt (1990)
saxophone quartet No. 1 (SATBar)
"The 'Sulpician Bilderwelt' unites Mejer's experience in the field of Jazz and electronic music in a formally convincing way. Between the multi-faceted jagged and fragmentary minimal motive in the first and fourth movements, Mejer has explored, in the organically developing middle movements, the best sound possibilities presented by the available setting." (LNN, May 1995, U. Mattenberger)
Duration: 21' 30"
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Laurent Mettraux
Quatuor de saxophones, M. 474 (1993)
for four saxophones (satbar)
In four movements of which the third is a scherzo furioso. Well balanced between the four instrumental parts (with solos for all of them) and particularly well adapted to the timbre and the very expressive character of the saxophone family.
Duration: 22' 00"
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(4 seperate parts: sFr. 42.-; € 42.-)
Daniel Weissberg
So long (1997)
for saxophone quartet
Interplay between quasi breathless volumes of sound and passages in which breathing advances into the foreground.
Duration: 12' 00"
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Thomas K. J. Mejer
Dark Snow falls upon the Bagpipers (1993)
Saxophone-quartet No. 2 (4 asx)
Duration: 9' 00"
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CHF: 31.00
Gary Berger
bitmap (2001)
for saxophone quartet and live electronic
Duration: 6' 00"
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Michael Schneider
Distant calls (1999-2000)
for saxophone quartet and piano
Right up until the beginning of the 20th century, the Tasmanian Tiger, a wolf-like mammal not related to the tiger at all, but with fur markings similar to the tiger, traversed the archipelago of Tasmania off the Southern coast of Australia. After decades of being hunted, it disappeared from the face of the earth in 1936. Exterminated because of its alleged inclination to tear up sheep, a price was offered for every one of these animals shot. Since then, people have continued to claim having seen a Tasmanian Tiger: They nourish the persisting hope that Tasmanian Tigers have survived in some inaccessible areas. The mystery of the Tasmanian Tiger has emerged as a parable for modern man, and his wish to reverse the destruction of the Garden of Eden.
The piece 'Distant Calls' was inspired by the 'The Mystery of the Thylacine' exhibition shown in Hobart/Tasmania in 1998/99. The structure of the piece is based entirely on the Tasmanian Tiger's charachteristic fur markings and its singular ability to open its jaw to an angle of 120°.
Duration: 11' 00"
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Martin Schlumpf
Winterkreis (1991)
for saxophone quartet (satbar)
A sound poem with a tonal motif in irregular metre (which enters in various states) this is interrupted by the insertion of 'wild bird' sounds and an imaginary radio, which appears collage-like. The ensemble faces some unusual tasks but this piece makes no virtuosic demands.
Duration: 16' 00"
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CHF: 39.00
Michael Heisch
Chinese Cookies (2001)
for saxophone quartet and speaker
Texts: M. Vänçi Stirnemann
Duration: 17' 00"
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Alex Rüedi
Balma (2006)
ssx, asx ,tsx, bsx
Duration: 11' 00"
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Valentin Marti
Le Journal de Sisyphos (2003-2005)
for saxophone quartet
Five movements with partly alternating instrumentation (satb – ttbb), a continual upward movement of the piece's harmonic concept with simultaneous individual downward draughts… the knowledge of the aimlessness / futility of human action leads to the realisation that the experience of every moment, that (artistic) creation, as absurd as it seems, is the ultimate representation of the meaning of life (after Camus).
World premiere: 18.9.05, Lugano, 4tenors (Journées 1-3); 30.5.08, Zurich, 4tenors (Journées 1-5)
Duration: 23' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
Subtile Verfremdung ins Ausdrückliche (1996)
for saxophone quartet
Duration: 9' 00"
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Thomas K. J. Mejer
Frogland, No Princes! (1997)
Saxophone quartet No. 3 (SATBar)
A very strong feeling of rhythm and agility in the altissimo register is required.
Duration: 16' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
Abrupte Folge von zehn Zuständen (1997)
for saxophone quartet
Duration: 14' 00"
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Alfred Knüsel
Randbereich (1997)
for saxophone quartet
Duration: 6' 00"
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Martin Schlumpf
Blau (2003)
for saxophone quartet
Duration: 9' 00"
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Hans-Jürg Meier
nodo (2002-2004)
for saxophone quartet (2a, 2t)
Knottings of time. Urging forwards - stillstand - floating without clues in time.
Duration: 13' 00"
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Thomas K. J. Mejer
Lurking Loves (1999)
Saxophone quartet No. 4 (4 bsx)
Duration: 22' 00"
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Hans-Jürg Meier
cerchio sul celio (2005)
for 3 tenor saxiphones and baritone saxophone
Formally based on the floor plan of the 'Santo Stefano in Rotondo'commemoration church on the Monte Celio in Rome the music flows alternately through the physical conditions of the water.
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
CHF: 23.00
Ruedi Debrunner
SOHO (2007)
for saxophone quartet, harp and string orchestra
Duration: 19' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
Muster der Zeit (1986)
for choir (SATB) and saxophone quartet
Texts: Heinrich Wiesner
Choral suite.
-Jurasommer
-September in den Freibergen
-Schneefall
Duration: 11' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
Phonie für Saxophon-Quartett (SATBar) (1994)
Homophony - Heterophony - Antiphony - Monophony - Telephony - Quadrophony - Saxo(phoney!) - Polyphony.
Duration: 16' 00"
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Rudolf Jaggi
Vier Skizzen (2002)
for saxophone quartet (satbar)
Based on sentences from verse by Omar Khayam (Persia, 11th Century).
Duration: 9' 00"
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CHF: 42.00
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Max E. Keller
Kalkül und Emotion (2004)
for saxophone quartet (SATBar) and string quartet
This work forms with calculated emotional intention the intertwining, togetherness and conflict of the two quartets. The security net provided by the rational prearrangements allows greater freedom and confidence in the emotional decisions made regarding concrete sounds, instruments, complexity and developments.
Duration: 4' 00"
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Urban Mäder
Flucht (2009)
for two saxophone quartets
Three movements: vögel ziehn ins offene, die ahnung, ein süsser duft.
Duration: 15' 00"
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