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Minimal Tendencies

Minimal Tendencies

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This intriguing and thought-provoking collection includes their first commercial recording of the work written for them by Gavin Bryars. Three founders of the American minimalist movement are represented, the Glass and Riley being world premiere recordings in these versions. The disc is completed by a piece by Michael Nyman, now one of the most popular and well known composers in the world.

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The Delta Saxophone Quartet

Stephen Cottrell; Peter Whyman; Gareth Brady; Chris Caldwell

The Delta Saxophone Quartet, formed in 1984, is Britiain’s longest established saxophone chamber group, and has commissioned some of the World’s leading composers, including Gavin Bryars, Graham Fitkin and Michael Finnissy. The energy in this recording and the fastidious pression by the players is more than proves the saxophone quartet is a formidable rival to the string quartet.

  • Philip Glass – Mishima Premiere Recording for quartet
  • Steve Reich – New York Counterpoint Premiere Recording for quartet
  • Terry Riley – Tread on the Trail Premiere Recording for quartet
  • Gavin Bryars – Alaric 1 or 11 Delta Quartet commission
  • Michael Nyman – Songs for Tony

“The Delta Saxophone Quartet makes light of the extraordinary technical demands of this work and its forays into the extreme altissimo registers and control of multiphonics are most impressive”
BBC Music Magazine

Full listing

Steve Reich – New York Counterpoint; Philip Glass – Mishima; Gavin Bryars – Alaric I or II; Michael Nyman – Songs for Tony; Terry Riley – Tread on the Trail.

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Playing Time: 87 mins.

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Weight 0.234 kg
CD and Download options

CD + full download (mp3 & flac), Full download (mp3 & flac), Download 1 Reich: New York Counterpoint – 1st movt, Download 2 Reich: New York Counterpoint – 2nd movt, Download 3 Reich: New York Counterpoint – 3rd movt, Download 4 Glass: Mishima – 1st movt, Download 5 Glass: Mishima – 2nd movt, Download 6 Glass: Mishima – 3rd movt, Download 7 Glass: Mishima – 4th movt, Download 8 Glass: Mishima – 5th movt, Download 9 Glass: Mishima – 6th movt, Download 10 Gavin Bryars: Alaric I or II, Download 11 Nyman: Songs for Tony – 1st movt, Download 12 Nyman: Songs for Tony – 2nd movt, Download 13 Nyman: Songs for Tony – 3rd movt, Download 14 Nyman: Songs for Tony – 4th movt, Download 15 Terry Riley: Tread on the Trail

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