Interplay - Digital Version by Arthur Houle
For Piano and Tenor Saxophone
This piecewas originally misconceived for French horn and piano. The sketch was about to be discarded in frustration when a friend suggested scoring it for saxophone and piano. Built on simple motives, the piece uses shifting meters (principally 7/8) and frequent modulations to propel its restless driving energy. Its jazzy character allows for a certain degree of improvisatory license. Generally cheerful, Interplay mellows towards the end, allowing the pianist a retrospective solo. After this interlude, a brief "feint" to its original upbeat mood interrupts the work's wistful conclusion in B Major.
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