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Fragments
For soprano saxophone and piano

from (No) Time for Turnage
I have long admired the work of the clarinettist and composer Tony Coe who during my teenage years produced some outstanding cross-over pieces that I found then, as I do now, most exciting. Back in the 1960s musicians who embraced the whole business of jazz alongside the new trends in contemporary art music were rare animals. To have the opportunity thirty years later to write a work for this special musician was a welcome challenge.

 

The idea of Fragments was to present a short, fully-notated score full of potential for extension through improvisation. It was to be a piece that could exist as happily in a 'set' during a jazz club performance as in the more formal programme of an art music concert.

 


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