feRaL (2014)

feRaL Image Sample_0001.pngInstrumentation: alto saxophone, violin, viola, cello

Duration: 5:45

“feRaL” was commissioned by Kelsey Broersma. It was premiered on March 16, 2014, in Redlands, CA.

I named this piece “feRaL” because anything that is feral is difficult if not impossible to constrain or pin down. Likewise, the opening melody in the saxophone, though distinctive, never repeats itself in its entirety. Every iteration of the melody is some sort of variation or teaser.

To preview the piece, watch the YouTube video of the scrolling score below.

Purchase the score and parts here.