Gryphon\'s Prayer - Saxophone & Percussion Octet

Gryphon's Prayer - Saxophone & Percussion Octet

Also Available DigitallyDigital Sheet Music
Printed set (Score & Parts)
Bb Soprano Saxophone
2 Eb Alto Saxophones
2 Bb Tenor Saxophones
Eb Baritone Saxophone
[Percussion 1] Timpani, Vibraphone, Suspended Cymbal, Rain Stick, Tam-tam, Drum Set
[Percussion 2] Marimba, Suspended Cymbal, Ribbon Crasher, Bongo, Cowbell, Shaker, Wood Block or Mokusho, Hi-Hat, Maracas, Crotales or Glockenspiel, Wind Chimes

Commissioned by Kuwanoyama Junior High School in October 2013 and premiered in December 2013 at Sanyo Onoda City Cultural Center.

The source work is a clarinet quartet composed in the same year, and it was revised to a saxophone sextet with two percussion to enhance the rhythmic excitement and exotic scene development. The work is in ternary form: fast-slow-fast which will sound more attractive with clear contrast.

While it is playable by wind instruments alone, I believe this piece has a new potential for saxophone and percussion.

(Hiroaki Kataoka)