NOBLE GASES (2017)
For Saxophone Quintet
Duration Approximately 7:30
FULL SCORE / Soprano, Alto (2), Tenor, Bari Sax
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NOBLE GASES is a set of six short works for Saxophone Choir, inspired by the six noble gases and their applications: Helium (He), Neon (Ne), Argon (Ar), Krypton (Kr), Xenon (Xe), and the radioactive Radon (Rn). Discovered by Sir William Ramsay, these inert chemical elements are extremely rare in nature and have numerous, important applications in science and technology. These short works can be performed as a suite, individually, or in any combination.
New Music Review featured in THE INSTRUMENTALIST MAGAZINE:
"An original six-movement work for SAATB Saxophone Quintet, parts are of similar difficulty, requiring close observance of articulation and dynamic indications for a memorable performance."
Video below is of the world premiere of the completed work, performed by the Royal College of Music, London Saxophone Ensemble, November 22, 2017, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, RCM, London.
Sir William Ramsay, discoverer of the Noble Gases, and fan of Chamber Music (presumably).