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Fusion Suite

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Genre: Baritone Saxophone & Piano
# of Players: 2
Level: Medium | Duration: 12:15
Publisher: C. Alan Publications

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    Fusion Suite leans toward the jazz side, inspired by the sound of a jazz-rock fusion band playing outdoors on a warm August night. The three movements evoke the energy of the band, the warmth of the evening, and the crystalline beauty of the star-filled sky.

    Genre: Baritone Saxophone & Piano | # of Players: 2
    Level: Medium | Duration: 12:15

    Instrumentation
    Baritone Sax
    Piano

    Program Notes
    Dedicated to Mr. Lynn Klock, Professor of Saxophone, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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    • Fusion Suite By: Catherine McMichael Performed By: Ayanna Jacobs-EL

      From Ayanna Jacobs-EL's Senior Recital, February 10, 2014 at the Alabama School of Fine Arts Accompanied By: Yoon Kim Fusion Suite..........................................................Catherine McMichael (1954- ) II. August Beguine III. Cygnus and Aquila Catherine McMichael was born in 1954. She is a pianist, composer, performer, arranger, and teacher in Saginaw, Michigan. McMichael is an alumna of the University of Michigan, on the faculty of Michigan's Saginaw Valley State University, directs the hand bell choir at First United Methodist Church in Saginaw, and is a popular clinician at workshops and institutes in North America, England, and Australia. She has been commissioned to write works from such diverse groups as The Canadian Brass, Ithaca College, New England Conservatory, University of Massachusetts, and the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Gallery and Museum. The two movements of the Fusion Suite that I am playing contrast significantly. The first being a beguine that is a dance and music form, similar to a slow rumba, that was popular in the 1930s. August Beguine is a jazzy Latin Rhumba inspired piece in which the piano and saxophone join together and separate just like in a dance. This movement has a very romantic and intense nature that also showcases the beautiful low notes of the baritone saxophone. The second movement Cygnus and Aquila, Latin for the swan and the eagle, are both summer constellations. This is an ethereal and gorgeous piece that exploits the entire range of the saxophone and serves as a soundtrack for a warm evening, and the crystalline beauty of the star-filled sky.
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