Mechismo for sax quartet (1997)

This quartet started its life as a fanfare and then became the first movement of a multi- movement work (the rest of the movements were pretty bad and they have been destroyed). I’ve always liked the material in this quartet; its forward momentum, its octatonic melodies, its mechanical nature. I’ve tried reviving this movement several times and have never been as satisfied as I am with the medium of saxophone quartet. In 2008 I cleaned up the score, fixed a few minor details that always nagged at me, and gave the material a fourth (and hopefully final) title.

Download the score: Mechismo