Joan Tower: Second Flight

For alto saxophone.

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Additional Info

  • Composer
    Joan Tower
  • Publisher
    Associated Music Publishers Inc
  • Arrangement
    Alto Sax (ASAX)
  • Format
  • Genre
    20th Century


For alto saxophone. The World-Wide Concurrent Premieres and Commissioning Fund, an organization founded by Ken Radnofsky twenty-five years ago, organized the co-commission of Second Flight by fifty saxophonists. Their premieres took place around the world beginning September 30, 2018.
Composer note:
I followed some of the imagery of flying from Wings — my clarinet solo from 1981 — in Second Flight (which also includes a snippet of music from that earlier work).
To me, the saxophone matches the power of the clarinet in its ability to do so many different things — its slow-to-fast speeds, soft-to-loud dynamics, short-to-long notes, and huge register — which gives it a great musical expressive flexibility. This all inspired me — again — to think of something powerful that flies high and wide above a large landscape. — Joan Tower

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