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Ballad

for alto saxophone and orchestra
altosaxophone and orchestra
Product number: LS 5853-01
Edition: Performance material

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I composed Ballad for alto saxophone and orchestra in 2016 for the legendary Japanese saxophone player Nobuya Sugawa. I wanted to use a more song-like style that brings out the full potential of the instrument. The work begins with a long meditation in search of happiness and peace. This facet of the piece elicits emotions reminiscent of sounds of the sea shore. In this way, I leaned towards the atmosphere of my previous compositions, Patara and ‘Gliese 581 g’ from the Universe Symphony, bringing out the saxophone’s particular colour palette. The end of the piece begins with a dance of compelling and dizzying repetitions beginning in 8/4 time and ending in 7/8. Fazıl Say

Orchestral Cast

1 · 0 · 1 · 1 - 1 · 1 · 0 · 0 - S. (I: Cong. · 3 Woodbl. · Oceanwaves · Frog; II: Trgl. · Bong. · Tenortr. · Bar Chimes · Guiro · Clav.) (2 Spieler) - Str. (8 · 6 · 6 · 4 · 2 oder 6 · 4 · 4 · 3 · 1)

More Information

Title:
Ballad
for alto saxophone and orchestra
Edition:
Performance material
Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
2016
Opus:
op. 67
Duration:
15 ′
World Premiere:
July 18, 2016 · Tokyo (J)
Suntory Hall
Nobuya Sugawa, alto saxophone · Conductor: Miguel Harth-Bedoya · Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

Commissioned work :
Commissioned by N. Sugawa, Tokyo

Technical Details

Product number:
LS 5853-01

Performances

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  • Ballad
    Ballad
    Conductor: Ingrid Martin
    Orchestra: Orchestra 21
    October 29, 2022 | Melbourne, VIC (Australia) , Church of All Nations — National premiere
  • Ballad
    Ballad
    Conductor: Kazufumi Yamashita
    Orchestra: Chiba Symphony Orchestra
    August 1, 2020 | Narashino (Japan) , Narashino Bunka Hall
  • Ballad
    Ballad
    Conductor: Roberto Forés Veses
    Orchestra: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
    October 13, 2018 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic) , HK City Hall Concert Hall — National premiere
  • Ballad
    Ballad
    Conductor: Yuki Kakiuchi
    Orchestra: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
    October 26, 2017 | Kanazawa (Japan) , Komatsu Urara
  • Ballad
    Ballad
    Conductor: Miguel Harth-Bedoya
    Orchestra: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
    July 18, 2016 | Tokyo (Japan) , Suntory Hall — World premiere
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