A Minimal Sax

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A Minimal Sax is a journey through the analogies, differences, and evolution of languages of minimalist music, one of the most important artistic movements of the last century. This work shows all its shades, from the purism of New York Counterpoint by Steve Reich to the mood swings of the Saxophone Quartet by Philip Glass, from the melody entwined with rhythm of String Quartet n.2 by Michael Nyman to the rhythmic patterns echoing pop music found in July by Michael Torke. The tonal, rhythmic, and expressive possibilities of the saxophone quartet connect these related yet diverse compositions.


S. Reich - New York Counterpoint (1985)

vers. for saxophone quartet and tape

P. Glass - Saxophone Quartet (1995)

M. Nyman - String Quartet n.2 (1988-2008/2018)

arr. for saxophone quartet

M. Torke - July  (1995)

Musica senza tempo



E. Carter - Canonic Suite

S.Sciarrino/D. Scarlatti - Canzoniere da Scarlatti

A. Part - Fratres

G. Ligeti - Sechs Bagatellen

À la française


Alfred Desenclos – Quatuor


Jean Francaix – Petit Quatuor


Jean Rivier – Grave et Presto


Gabriel Piernè – Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire

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