This work was written in 2004. Originally for solo
clarinet, this adaption was done for alto saxophone
with the assistance of Eugene Rousseau. Since the music
includes extensive use of the altissimo range, special
fingerings for these notes have been suggested by Dr.
Rousseau. Starting slowly and lyrical, the
instrumentalist's registers are explored one by one
during the music's development, ultimately covering a
range of three-and-one half octaves. Lovely lyrical and
moody writing contrasts with a technical "dance."
Duration: approximately 9 minutes.