for Saxophone (Baritone and Alto) and Piano
may be played by students of rather high level.
This piece, the piano part of which must produce a reverberating halo,
had its first performance at the Sèvres Conservatory on 22 April
1983, with Max Jézouin, saxophone, and Claude Jean, piano.
In this music,
one can perceive two types of writing:
- one insisting on the preciseness of sounds in term of pitches and rhythmical
- the other one dealing with the particularities of the Saxophone so well
described by Jean-Marie Londeix who speaks of : the variety and
the flexibility of its dynamic possibilities, the variety of its tone
quality and the diversity of its type of attack, its astonishing facility
in playing extremely wide intervals, in playing outside of the tempered
scale, in playing multiphonic sounds, harmonics and so on.
the two universes of sounds (wind and keyboard) alternate. Then they join
and echo each other.
A baritone saxophone cadenza follows ending with participation of the
piano. This passage leads to a climactic point which concludes the work.