Composed by Claire Tomsett-Rowe. The three pieces in this suite are set in Latin America.
The first movement, “El Torero y Su Amante” opens in the market place at dawn with the bull fighter calling to his lover and her mournful reply. The villagers begin gathering and the music reflects their chatter and calls with the lovers chasing each other through the square.
The second movement, “El Burro Borracho” is later in the day and follows a donkey who has had a particularly indulgent luncheon.
The third movement, “Pasos Apasionados” is set in the evening heat, back with the lovers who play out their whirlwind courtship through a passionate dance.
The sheet music for saxophone ensemble is available from Saxtet Publications: http://www.saxtetpublications.com/catalogue/viewitem.php?id=607
This piece is scored for 8 or 9 saxophones:
Soprano Saxophone 1
Soprano Saxophone 2 (alternative Alto part provided)
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Tenor Saxophone 1
Tenor Saxophone 2 (alternative Alto part provided)
Baritone Saxophone 1
Baritone Saxophone 2 (alternative Tenor part provided)
Bass Saxophone (optional)
The ideal lineup is SS AA TT BB & Bs, although the alternative parts provided mean it can be played by a variety of different combinations.
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