Groovy Loops

String Orchestra OR Saxophone Quartet (SATB)

Grade 5–4 minutes

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.

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