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Mosaic (7 pieces)

RM229 Mosaic (7 pieces) Spiewak TENOR SAX/PNO
RM229 Mosaic (7 pieces) Spiewak TENOR SAX/PNO

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RM229e Mosaic (7 pieces) Spiewak TENOR SAX/PNO
RM229e Mosaic (7 pieces) Spiewak TENOR SAX/PNO

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Composer: Tomasz Spiewak
Composed: 1997 Duration: 11 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Tenor & Piano Level B
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: M-720059-98-3 Catalogue: RM229
Level: B Country: Australia

Contents: Penguins' Meeting, An Olde Serenade, By the Shores of Lake Cadibarrawirracanna, Emus on Parade, Promenade of the Wombats, Capriccio, Folk Dance

6 Saxophone Studies

RM228 6 Saxophone Studies Spiewak SAX
RM228 6 Saxophone Studies Spiewak SAX

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RM228e 6 Saxophone Studies Spiewak SAX
RM228e 6 Saxophone Studies Spiewak SAX

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Composer: Tomasz Spiewak
Composed: 2004 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Level B, Sax Solo Level C
ISMN: M-720059-92-1 Catalogue: RM228
Level: B, C Country: Australia

6 Clarinet Studies

RM227 6 Clarinet Studies Spiewak CLA
RM227 6 Clarinet Studies Spiewak CLA

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RM227e 6 Clarinet Studies Spiewak CLA
RM227e 6 Clarinet Studies Spiewak CLA

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Composer: Tomasz Spiewak
Composed: 2004 Duration: 7 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet Solo Level C
Exam Grade: HSC Clarinet
ISMN: M-720059-91-4 Catalogue: RM227
Level: C Country: Australia

Ritual 5

RM225 Ritual 5 Witney ALTO SAX/PNO
RM225 Ritual 5 Witney ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM225e Ritual 5 Witney ALTO SAX/PNO
RM225e Ritual 5 Witney ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Paul Witney
Composed: 2003 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade LMusA
ISMN: M-720059-97-6 Catalogue: RM225
Level: D Country: Australia

Performed live by Rompduo

Crazy Logic

RM224 Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM224 Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM224e Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM224e Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2006 Duration: 13 mins.
Instrumentation: Featured, Sax Alto & Piano Level E
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade LMusA
ISMN: M-720067-31-5 Catalogue: RM224
Level: E Country: Australia

Performed by Rompduo

Crazy Logic (for alto saxophone and piano, 2006) was composed at the invitation of saxophonist Barry Cockcroft and pianist Adam Pinto (RompDuo) for premiere performance at the 2006 Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, VIC, Australia.

Subsequent performances of the work include:
• Gerard McChrystal (saxophone) & Mary Dullea (pianist) @ Wigmore Hall, London, UK;
• Barry Cockcroft (saxophone) & Darrell Partin (piano) @ the 34th International Saxophone Symposium, Fairfax, VA, USA;
• Anhinga PianoSAX Duo @ 2011 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 4 Conference, Huntsville, Texas, USA;
• Jabra Latham (saxophone) & Karen Smithies (pianist) at The Ballroom, Epsom House, Pontville, Tasmania, Australia;
• RompDuo @ 2011 Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Symposium, Melbourne, Australia;
• Tim Roberts (sax) & Renate Rohlfing (piano) @ Selmer Paris Dragon Bird Event, Steinway Hall, NYC, NY, USA.

In composing the work, I have chosen to use musical ideas of a mostly intense and driving nature. My melodic lines comprise semiquavers which twist, scurry, and traverse up, down and around the musical staves at a great pace.

Furthermore, the two instrumentalists often play in unison or at the octave, lending added urgency and directness to the music.

While a softer, more reflective mood is revealed at the heart of the work, it is the energetic music with its chromatic kinks, jagged contours and wide leaps that elicits, for me, the ‘crazy’ mood alluded to in the work’s title.

In stitching my ‘crazy’ music together, I have aimed to afford the work a certain logic by virtue of balanced phrasing and fluent transitions between sections of the work.

I thank Barry and Adam for inviting me to compose this work and for giving the work its premiere performance. M.O.