Code: SAX005

Wood: Schwarzer Tanzer (Saxophone & Piano)

£12.50
  • 6 in stock

Alto Sax AB : 8 [ends: 2017] TCL : 8 [expires December 2014] Baritone Sax AB : 8 [ends: 2017] TCL : 8 [expires December 2014] Soprano Sax AB : 8 [ends: 2017] TCL : 8 [expires December 2014] Tenor Sax AB : 8 [ends: 2017] TCL : 8 [expires December 2014] for ANY Saxophone (Eb or Bb) and Piano.

Composers note: This was written for Christopher Boatwright, whose career began as a principal dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet, one of the first black dancers to achieve recognition at this level in Germany. Much to his frustration, media coverage of his performances focused on his colour rather than his talent. When he wanted a piece that could be choreographed, I therefore avoided ethnic music clichés (despite the title, which means black dancer) and instead went for a Germanic fusion of Weil and oompah band. Schwarzer Tanzer's popularity led to its regular inclusion in concert programmes and a performance at the World Saxophone Conference in Italy. Although Schwarzer Tanzer has been performed many times, the dancers untimely death means that it remains undanced.

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