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Smudge – Chris Jolly

Smudge – Chris Jolly


A few words from Chris Jolly

Smudge was written for Quirk Saxophone Quartet and their performance at the World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia. As in much of my work, the relentless groove and hooks are present almost all the way through this work, giving way briefly to a calmer middle section that is dominated by a soprano melody. The use of extended techniques throughout should always be a positive addition to the textures created. If there is a similar sound or a sound that is better suited to a group’s interpretation they should always be used over ones that are marked. If there are any questions about the extended techniques I would be more than happy to answer them personally.

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June Emerson: Saxophone Quartet and Score


Scoring: Soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxophones with full score
Standard: advanced
Length: 6 minutes


      Chris Jolly introduces Smudge with musical exceprts

Score Sample from Smudge

      Audio Sample from Smudge



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