Winds of Change
10 mvts for large ensemble

1. Just Talking   15.00

alto sax, oboe/cor anglais, clar. in Eb, viola, perc. x 3 (incl. tubular bells), piano and bass.

2. The Visit   5.00
Soprano sax, oboe, clar. n Eb/bass clarinet, glock., viola with loop, piano, bass and percussion
3. Ever Hopeful   12.00
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oprano sax, oboe, viola, piano, bass and percussion

4. For Whom the Bell Tolls   9.00

Tenor sax, cor anglais, viola, piano, bass and percussion x2 (incl. crotales and tubular bells)

5.  If Only.... 12:30 (excluding impro's
Flute, T. sax, B.clarinet, Perc x 2, (incl. Vibes & T. Bells) Viola, Cello, Piano & D. bass.

ISMN: 979-0-720090-86-3 

Not part of the initial creative process for the other Winds of Change, I sketched the initial ideas for this piece to play at a Goethe Institut concert in Woollahra, Sydney, sometime in the 90's with Craig Walters (tenor sax).

 

Linsey Pollak and I performed it (tarogato and piano) a couple of times over the next few years, and then it lay, not so much dormant, as gestating.  This was another of those pieces which kept surfacing in my psyche, on and off, for many a year. It called for resolution, of the Passacaglia in particular.    

Revised and developed: 25th Aug. - 23rd July, 2021

6. No Return Ticket   10.00

Alto sax, piano, bass and percussion.

7. Driven   11.00

Soprano sax, oboe, Eb clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, bass and percussion x 2 (doubling tubular bells)

8. The Un-Named Number 15:30 (excluding impro's
Flute, T. sax, B.clarinet, Perc x 2, (incl. Vibes & T. Bells) Viola, Cello, Piano & D. bass.

ISMN: 979-0-720090-88-7 

"It arose, unbidden, one distant day, from the edge of my dreaming bubble... captured moments before it dissolved and disappeared....

 

no time even to name it ...and then buried and forgotten in my Unconscious.

 

Yet the impulse remains the same, and it sings to me, driving and carrying my fading life energies.... moving me to keep dancing on the edge of the looming event horizon, as it approaches from the not- so-distant shores...."

Well, so I wrote one day, when I heard the initial ideas for this piece with my mind's ear sometime in 2004.

Developed and completed, July - 15th September, 2021

9. Throb   7.00

sax, viola, piano, bass and percussion

10. The never quite forgotten  5.00

Alto sax, bass clarinet, viola, with loop, piano, bass and Percussion