Songs for the Coming Day [Sax 4tet]
David Maslanka

Songs for the Coming Day

for Saxophone Quartet
48 min.   •   
   •   Grade 6

Songs for the Coming Day is in nine movements, and runs about 48 minutes. The movements are relatively brief “songs without words” with titles such as “Breathing,” “Awakening,” “Letting Go of the Past,” and “The Soul is Here for its Own Joy.” Eight of the nine movements are varying degrees of slow, emphasizing longer durations and quieter dynamics. There is a high demand for precise ensemble awareness and blended tone qualities. The title Songs for the Coming Day reflects my belief that under the chaotic surface of our world there is a rising creative energy through which is growing a new idea of living in harmony with ourselves and the Earth.

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