String Orchestra OR Saxophone Quartet (SATB)
Grade 5–4 minutes
- See a score sample (sax quartet version)
Recording of the saxophone quartet version:
A short, energetic piece that’s tricky, but fun to play! The title refers to repeated patterns and phrases that generally lay a foundation for the melodies to lay on. Intertwined syncopated lines require players with excellent rhythmic sense. I consider this my “tightest” chamber work–I wouldn’t change a note. The string orchestra version is written a step higher with a few minor differences to take advantage of more players and unique string effects.