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SEVEN PL ACES FOR A LTO SA XO P HO N E A N D P E RCU S S I O N

BRAXTON BLAKE

BRAXTON

BLAKE MUSIC


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SEVEN PL ACES F OR A LTO S A XO P HO N E A N D P E RCU SSIO N BRAXTON BLAKE

PERCUSSION Triangles

small

medium large

Brake Drums

Cymbals (suspended)

Baking Sheets (suspended)

Tam-tam

medium large

medium large

medium large

large

Wood Blocks

Cow Bells

small

small

medium large

medium large

Tom-toms

Bass Drum

small

large

medium large

SEVEN PLACES for Alto Saxophone and Percussion were composed in 1997 for the saxophonist Jürgen Demmler and the percussionist Franz Lang. Duration: circa 12’ Transposed score

BRAXTON

BLAKE MUSIC

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


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SEVEN PLACES Adagio – con rubato =48–58

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Braxton Blake

Alto Saxophone

rit. glockenspiel mallets

=40 (independent of alto saxophone)

a tempo

3

3

rub with bamboo stick vibraphone mallet

Percussion

4

3

3

a tempo ( =40) vibraphone mallet 5

5

6

vibraphone mallet 9

9

3 3

© copyright 1997 Braxton Blake

9


4 9

3

3

3

3

3 3

11

14

16


5 20

23

26

29

At the saxophone’s final note, play until the next , then end after the resonance extinguishes. The saxophone and percussion do not end simultaneously.


6

Presto

II

Presto

5

on the shell

9

13

sim.


7 17

21

25

sim.

5

29

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5


8

III

=66-76 *

5

5

* glissandos begin immediately

=66-76 3

rim shot (wooden mallet)

5

5

thin metal rods

(within tempo) accel.

=240 rit.

=20

3

9

5

brushes (or light wooden mallets)


9

12

6 5

3

metal rods

yarn mallets

rubbed (with brushes) on the drumhead ord.

15

yarn mallets

(yarn)

20

6

5

7

5

3

3

3

3

3

3


10 23

3

6

7

5

7 3

5

5

5

5

5

5

3

27

5

5

5

metal rods

tempo) glock. (within molto rit. mallet

=60

3

(l’istesso tempo) 31

yarn mallets

3

3

3

3

metal rods rit. (within tempo)

=30

wooden mallets rim shot


11

poco gliss. 36

yarn (firm) 3

3

yarn (hard) 5

39

5

5

5

42

5

5

5

5 5

metal mallets

5


12

45

glock. mallets

yarn (firm)

wooden mallets rim shot

yarn (firm)

50

6

5

brushes

rubbed (with brushes) on the tam-tam

brushes

rubbed (with brushes) on the drumhead

ord.

ord.

poco gliss. 53

5

yarn (hard) 5

5

5


13

IV

=148–160

=148–160

2

5

(non dim.)

7

vibraphone mallets


14 13

rim shot

17

23

26


15 33

35

39

42


16 45

48

53

61

rim shot


17

65

68

72


18

V =46–52

=46–52

glockenspiel mallets or thin metal rods 5

4

5

3

5

brushes

continuous circular stoke

7

metal rods 5

rit. circular motion

=92

repeat boxed passage (ad lib.)


19

10

poco

poco accel.

=46–52 glock. or hard plastic mallet

molto rit.

poco

poco rit. brushes

brushed

poco

14

3

=52–58 glock. mallet 3 3

3

vibraphone mallet

17

glock. mallets or metal rods 3

at the nipple


20

21

3

glock. mallets or metal rods =46–52 play 3–4 times

3

3

3

24

morendo

l.v.

3


21

VI

=72

5

5

5

5

5

=72

3

5

5

5

3

5

3

3

6

3

3

3

9

5

9

5

5

5

5

(molto)

5

5

5


22 12

5

5

5

5

5

5

15

19

21

3

3


23 23

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

27

3

3

31

3 34

3

3


24

VII

=58–62

con sord

=58–62

thin metal rods – near the edge

4

scrape in the middle 3

3

ord. – then rods – near the edge 5

hard felt mallet

7

14

ord. (strike) – thin metal rods

3

scrape in the middle


25 19

3

23

3

3

3

(l’istesso tempo)

rit. (within tempo)

28

rim shot 5

5

5

5

5

36

thin metal rods

5

5


26 42

(thin metal rods)

thin metal rods

45

48

hard felt mallet

53

soft felt mallets


27 60

thin metal rods – ord.

3

hard felt mallet

3

3

thin metal rods – scrape

65

niente

niente 3


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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 EV 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 ATE 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 RTE 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

S U I TE 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

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

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