Lukas Foss, Saxophone Quartet

Saxophone Quartet, Lukas Foss

Foss' Saxophone Quartet (1985) was commissioned by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, and has become a part of the standard repertory for saxophone Quartet. It is infused with musical contrast and consists of four movements played without pause. The first is titled Introduction and is marked Agitato (explosive, but precise). Edgy figurines develop a nervous momentum, initially interspersed with sustained chords. Read more »

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