Ian Wilson: So Softly

Ian Wilson So Softly
So Softly

Ian Wilson: So Softly

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for saxophone quartet
Ian Wilson
Instrumentation details:
soprano saxophone in Bb
alto saxophone in Eb
tenor saxophone in Bb
baritone saxophone in Eb
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Work introduction

I had the idea for So softly (1992) after someone remarked on the tone of my voice. Cast in four sections, the rhythm of the outer ones has the rise and fall of breathing. The piece itself is mostly gentle, almost like a lullaby, with a sense of appearing from, and disappearing into nothingness.

So softly was written at the request of British jazz legend Stan Sulzman and first performed by a quartet which included Sulzman, Evan Parker, Julian Argüelles and Ray Warleigh.

Ian Wilson

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So Softly

Ian Wilson: So Softly

for saxophone quartet , 7’

So Softly

Ian Wilson: So Softly

set of parts
for saxophone quartet , 7’

World première

Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester (GB)
Alaric Quartet

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