Just beneath the surface
Just beneath the surface
Just beneath the surface

Instrumentation: soprano saxophone, piano

Type: ensemble

Year: 2012

Premiere: Performed by Izumi Kimura and Nick
Roth, 18th October 2012, National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Duration: 6’

This piece is written in rondo form, with the main theme being initially introduced and always carried by the piano. These continuous textures are contrasted by the more fragmented melodies of the saxophone which weave their way about the framework of the piano. The sonority used is predominantly the minor triad, with large chromatic passages to provide variation.

Photo: Nick Roth by Tony Carragher