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NINE ETUDES FO R A LTO SA XO P HO N E A N D M A R I MBA

BRAXTON BLAKE

BRAXTON

BLAKE MUSIC


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The NINE ETUDES for Alto Saxophone and Marimba were composed in the summer of 1997 for the saxophonist Jürgen Demmler and the percussionist Franz Lang.

These pieces can be played in any order determined by the performers.

First Performance: April 19th, 1998 - Offenburg, Germany Jürgen Demmler, Alto Saxophone Franz Lang, Marimba Duration: circa 15’ Transposed score © copyright 1997 Braxton Blake

BRAXTON

2007.11.12

BLAKE MUSIC

http://braxtonblake.com 1508 Longshore Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105-1632 Tel/Fax 734/332-9277


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NINE ETUDES

PHOTOCOPYING

for Alto Saxophone and Marimba PROHIBITED

Braxton Blake

I

(1997)

Presto =148 Alto Saxophone

Presto =148 Marimba

3

7

(senza cresc.) 5

5

5

c r e s c e n d o

11

cresc.

5

5

14

5

copyright Š 1997 by Braxton Blake 030114

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5 17

23

27

3

3

33

38

...Certain Birds


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II =52

=52 3

3

3

3

3

4

3

5 5

8

5

5

7

5

11

5 3 5

3

14

3 3


7

accel.

17

5

3

11

6

accel.

20

rit.

a tempo

accel.

rit.

rit.

a tempo

11

3

a tempo

accel.

rit.

a tempo

24

3

3

6

5

5

7

5 3

28

5 3 3

33

3

3

3

3

...Two Stories


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III =148

=148

5

=185 (subito)

accel.

=185 (subito)

accel.

ossia

pi첫 mosso

molto rit.

=185

=185 rit.

=148

pi첫 mosso

molto rit.

=185

=185 rit.

=148

8

.=

=49

.=

=49

12


9

=

( =74)

=

( =74)

= =148

16

3

3 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

= =148

3

3

accel.

pi첫 mosso

rit.

accel.

pi첫 mosso

rit.

20

3

=

=74 =148

24

=

=74

3

3

3

3

3

3

27

3

3

3

=148


10

31

35

accel.

accel.

...Red Trees

=49

=185

=49

=185


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IV Largo =44-48

Sempre leggiero e semplice

3

5

3

Largo =44-48

10

3

10 10

5

5

5

7

3

5 14

7


13

10

7

13

7

7 9

9

15 *

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* - The grace notes are to be played as short interruptions.

...Constrained Freedom


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V =200

=200

6

12

17

22


15 26

sempre stacc.

3

30

3

3

3

3

3 3 3

34 (

3

3 3

3

= )

( = )

39

45

...Lost Exits


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VI =62

=62

7

13

3

5

6

3

16

7 6

20

(non sost.)

...Reluctant Procession


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VII Slowly senza vibrato 5

3

Slowly 3

5 5

5

3

poco rit.

a tempo

poco rit.

a tempo

3

3

5

3

5

5

6 6

6

6

8

3

5 5

3

5


19 9

11

9

9

5

3

14

3 9

3

5

3

5

3

17

5

5

3

3

5

5

7

21

5

5

3

3 3

3

3

3

7

...Surfacing


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VIII Adagio =58-62 molto sost.

subito

Adagio =58-62

molto sost.

6

tremolo molto rit.

(senza rit.)

poco rit.

10

rit. poco a poco (independently)

tremolo molto rit.

...Sparkle’s Song


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IX

=80

7

7

=80

7

7

4

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

5 7

5

7

11

longa

longa

5

3

15

(5:3)

3

3

5 5

5

5 10


23 19

3 3

5

5

10

7

22

7

7

7

7

7

7

25

7

7

7

7

7 7

28

longa

5

longa

7

7

32 5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

longa

5

longa

7

...Red Tide


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B

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I N S T R U M E T A L

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B

L

A

K

E

C H A M B E R

SE VE N B A GAT E LLE S Violin and Viola

M U S I C

S AXO P H O N E Q UA RTE T S H O RT S TO R I ES Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano

DUO Violin and Viola

DUST AND SHADOWS Clarinet, Violin, and Piano

F O LKSO NGS Violin and Piano

DUO Trombone and Harp

FA NTA SY Viola and Piano

SPIKE Percussion Ensemble

FA NTA SY English Horn and Harpsichord

S E V EN P L A C E S Alto Saxophone and Percussion

SO NATA Violin solo

FA N TA S I E S TÜ C K E Clarinet and Piano

SO NATA Clarinet solo

NINE ETUDES Alto Saxophone and Marimba

NO C T U R NE Trombone, Cello, and Piano

F O U R B A G AT E L L E S F O R T E N V I O L A S SU SU R R AT I O NS Flute and Piano

B R A S S Q UA RT E T 2 Trumpets, Trombone, Bass Trombone

Q U I NT E T Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Bass Trombone, Marimba, Bass

T H R EE P R ELU D ES Flute/Piccolo/Alto flute, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Harp, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

D U O F O R T HR E E Solo Dancer, Marimba, Bass

B A G AT E L L E S Trombone and Piano

R O U ND S Alto Flute, Glockenspiel, Chimes, Marimba, Vibraphone, Percussion, Harp, Celesta, Piano, Cello

S O N ATA Alto Saxophone and Piano

E LE GY Clarinet and Percussion

SUITE Cello Solo

I M PR OVI SAT I O N Soprano Saxophone, two Chimes, Piano

OCTET Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass

ST R I NG Q UA RT E T

BALLADE Piano and Electronic Tape

“HO W D O YO U WHI ST LE T HAT WAY? ” Flute and Celesta

BRAXTON

BLAKE MUSIC http://braxtonblake.com 1508 Longshore Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Tel/Fax 734/332-9277

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