Mark Whitefield - Echoes from the far shore

Echoes from the far shore


Alto saxophone and Piano

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Mark Whitefield - Echoes from the far shore

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Echoes from the far shore is a collection of five pieces for Alto Saxophone and Piano. The music explores memory and the passage of time in which the metaphor of the far shore is used to represent a remembrance of past memories. The music captures how we navigate the mighty river of life and push ever onwards to the open sea and the future.

Harmonically the music is for the most part tonal but with ambiguous elements such as the use of certain modes and scales. This modal writing contributes towards giving some of the music a slight understated plaintive quality. Rhythmically the music utilises syncopated rhythms and alternating time signatures to create a fluid rhythmic element to some of the music.

To download the sample score click on the link below