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RM604 Wild Bright SAX
RM604 Wild Bright SAX
Printed Book
RM604e Wild Bright SAX
RM604e Wild Bright SAX
Digital Download eScore
Composer: Colin Bright
Composed: 2009 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Alto
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Alto,
HSC Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: 979-0-720100-33-3 Catalogue: RM604
Level: D Country: Australia


Wild explores a tonal plateau based primarily around E with other sections centered on A, Bb, and C.  Jazz influences are quite evident in the phrase structure and the harmonic implications.

The sections with repeated Es (eg bar 13) should have a raw primal quality, while the rapid passages have a skittering quasi-improvisational character.

Suggested multiphonic fingerings are notated in the score.  If they do not reproduce well on your instrument, modifications are acceptable, but must be in keeping with the character of the piece.

I would like to acknowledge James Nightingale for the recommended fingerings and thoughtful and practical suggestions.

A Score of Ideas

RM603 A Score of Ideas McMillan
RM603 A Score of Ideas McMillan
Printed Book

This book is designed for beginning instrumentalists, current students and advanced players who would like to improvise and compose. A Score of Ideas can by used as a companion book to supplement instrumental tutor and band books. It will assist music teachers to help their students experience creative activities.

20 Ideas to Explore
Investigate concepts based on the fundamental elements of music:
rhythm, expression, tempo, dynamics, pitch, duration, tone, form, phrasing, articulation

20 Performance Activities to Do
Each idea includes a practical Performance Activity, designed to help students experience the creative idea being explored.

A Score of Ideas... the very essence of what good music teaching practice is all about.

Gary McPherson
Ormond Professor and Head, School of Music
The University of Melbourne