"Target" by Luis Naón (Derek Granger, saxophone)
"Target" (2015) by Luis Naón (b. 1961), performed by Derek Granger "En espérant voir passer une caravane festive, délinguée, ébouriffée" / "In the hope of seeing a festive, ramshackle, disheveled caravan go by" www.luisnaon.com Performed by Derek Granger, saxophone www.derekgrangermusic.com
Don Freund's EDGE: Saxophone Quartet performance video
For a quick sample check out Blues at 13:40 and Swing Tune at 16:28. But please listen to all of this brilliant performance! For scrolling score and performance video: https://youtu.be/6VQGuNilA2I Don Freund's EDGE Saxophone Quartet from March 2, 2019 recital, IU Jacobs School of Music, Auer Hall. Empyrean Saxophone Quartet Derek Granger, soprano Catelyn Hawkins, alto Wesley Taylor, tenor Paul Cotton, baritone March 2, 2019/Auer Hall, IU Jacobs School of Music. EDGE: Saxophone Quartet was commissioned by Allen Rippe for the Memphis Saxophone Quartet. Its ambitious scope is based on the assumption that the medium of the saxophone quartet has been around long enough to aspire to the artistic depth of string quartets by Ligeti, Lutoslawski and Zorn. The "edge" idea is to be felt in all kinds of ways: for examples, the rough edge of torn paper, the gleaming edge of a blade, the piercing edge of a laser, the edge which separates contrapuntal voices, the perceptual edge between conflicting musical styles, the twilight between light and darkness, the thin edge between existence and nothingness. The form of the work is sectional, exploiting various kinds of edges between sections. Here is a little sectional guided tour: Schizo-intro 00:12; riveting repeating notes 01:33; clockworks 03:00; gigue-motet 05:08; four-voice style-canon stew 07:11; filigree chorale 08:55; blocks of contrasts 11:21; sixteenths city 12:28; blues 13:40; swing-tune 16:28; minimal E-D-G-E 18:23; ghost melody 19:00.
Urban Requiem by Michael Colgrass (Hartt Omni-Ensemble feat. Ma'at Quartet)
The Hartt Omni-Ensemble performs Urban Requiem by Michael Colgrass Hartt Omni-Ensemble, directed by Glen Adsit Recorded December 14th, 2019 Ma'at Quartet Derek Granger, soprano saxophone Andrew MacRossie, alto saxophone Brandon Nowakowski, tenor saxophone Joseph David Spence, baritone saxophone For more information about the Hartt Saxophone Studio please visit: bit.ly/harttsax
It flows by Stephen Karukas (Derek Granger, saxophone and Stephen Karucas, marimba)
It flows (2017) by Stephen Karukas, performed by Derek Granger, saxophone and Stephen Karukas, marimba Sheet music available from C. Alan Publications (www.c-alanpublications.com) www.skarukas.com www.derekgrangermusic.com