Trailing Wings

In Trailing Wings, I imagined a concertino in which the ensemble behaves like a flock of birds. The leader of this flock is the saxophone, which constantly inspires activity in the rest of the instruments. In the first movement, “Waking Music”, the saxophone gradually convinces the ensemble to wake from slumber. In the second movement, “Flight”, the saxophone darts about, with the other instruments always slightly behind. The saxophone is the perfect instrument to guide the rest of the winds – it is as agile as the flutes,
as sweet as the clarinets, and as powerful as the horns

10 minutes
April, 2019