Philippe Racine, Trois Axes for 3 alto saxophones

RACINE Philippe, Trois Axes

3 alto saxophones

Year of composition: 2006
Duration: 4’50
Level: advanced
Genre: contemporary
Series: Swiss Composers Series
Publisher Editions Bim
Ref. # SAX16
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Three axes for three saxes, the title is programmatic. The first saxophone turns around his axis in quintuplets (and “tentuplets”) disguised as sextuplets. The second one does it with triplets disguised as quintuplets and the third one with triplets as sixteenth notes. Each instrument plays very strictly in his own tempo. The performer should make no mistake about it: the word game of the title can’t hide the great difficulty of the piece. The first performance occurred on January 28, during the “2007 Days of the Saxophone” at the Lausanne Conservatory (Switzerland). The piece was played twice by two different ensembles: Fabien Girard, Pietro Soldini and Sébastien Schiesser from the Hochschule der Künste Zürich and Patrick Stadler, Markus Treier and Christoph Maass from the Hochschule für Musik Basel.

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