Lyric Suite for Saxophone Quartet

 

In the early 1990s, I became friends with Judith Anne Still (daughter of William Grant Still); I also became interested in her father’s music. His Lyric Quartet for Strings is (in my opinion) not a particularly memorable work for string quartet, but it’s a really nice work for saxophones. With her permission, I arranged it as such.

 

The three-movement suite is listed as “Lyric Quartette for Strings arranged for Saxophone Quartette” on the William Grant Music website

 

http://williamgrantstillmusic.com/WorksforStringQuartetMixedChamberGroupVoiceChamberGroup.htm#Lyric%20Quartette%20for%20Saxophones

The piece is full of wonderful tempo and stylistic changes (sometimes from measure to measure) and, as such, not amenable to an audio extraction using FINALE ~ so as there is no recording of a live performance, there are no audio samples of this piece.

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