Peace was made as an encore for the 2012 Tokyo Masato Kumoi Sax Quartet premiere concert of my Songs for the Coming Day, and my transcription of the Bach Goldberg Variations. The music for Peace is a slight recomposition of the “song” that ends the first movement of my Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble. This “song without words” is an evolution of the Chorale melody “Christum wir sollen loben schon”. Peace may seem like simple music, but it requires an exquisite balance of tone and dynamic control.
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