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Passage

For Tenor Saxophone and Piano


Transposed Score
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Provo: 2007
Premiered 20 April 2007
Istanbul
Robert Reigle, Sax; Christian Asplund, Piano

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Passage 1

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Transposed Score
Black notes: shorter (one second or less). White notes: longer (1.5 or more seconds).
Saxophone and right hand not precisely synchronized. Saxophone leads. Dynamics
and articulations left up to performers.

Tenor
Saxophone

Piano

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Improvise over
E Pedal
Improvise over
D Pedal

With Passion

E Pedal

6
7

D Pedal

D Pedal


D Pedal

Pno.

Improvise over
E Pedal
Improvise over
D Pedal
D Pedal



G Pedal

Passage 1-Transposed (continued)


2

11 12

Bb Pedal B Pedal
Ab Pedal

10

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

13

Short
Improvisation

Short
Improvisation

B Pedal

D Pedal

20

19

G Pedal

22

C Pedal

G Pedal

C Pedal

23

D Pedal

F Pedal

17

21

B Pedal

18

14

16

15

24

Attacca

Passage 2

Transposed Score

Tenor
Saxophone

Piano

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

Pno.



f
ff
Freebop comping/
countermelody

ff

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Freebop - Fast

Continue
(until m. 25)

Freebop walking

mf

mp

14

2.

ff

A bit slower and gentler.

mp

1.

18

25

mp

Passage 2 - Transposed (continued)

4
T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

ff

41

mf

46

50


ff

Freebop

Freebop

ff

Freebop

Freebop
Improvisation

Freebop
Improvisation
Freebop

56

mp

Vamp

Freebop

Vamp.
Enter
when
ready

Freebop

36

Pno.

Tempo I

Pno.

31

Attacca

Freebop

i.e. freebop walking

rit.

Passage 3

Transposed Score
In m. 21 (sax solo), pianist improvises an accompaniment in eighth notes, repeating the
undulating interval pattern (P4 = Perfect 4th, M2 = Major 2nd) prescribed at different, improvised
transpositions, repeating each pattern two or more times before moving to a different one.

Peaceful, medium slow


Tenor
Saxophone

Piano

T.S.

Pno.

Pno.

22

CODA

Pno.

Melody of long, low tones

2 or
more X

P4

P4

M2

M2

M2 P4 M2

P4

Loop

16

T.S.

espressivo

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2 or
more X

Loop

Attacca
hold F# through
to next movement

Passage 4

Transposed Score

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Black notes: short (1 second or less). White notes: longer (1.5 or more seconds). Notes may overlap (or not).

Slow, calm, mysterious


Tenor
Saxophone

Piano

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

pp

13

11

14

10

15

16

12

pp

Re-attack if chord decays


near inaudibility

17

Improvised Transition to 5

Improvised Transition to 5

Passage 5

Transposed Score

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Repeated passages to be repeated 2 or more times (i.e. looped or vamped).


"Freely": white notes: longer (2 or more seconds); black notes: shorter (one second or less).
"e's or multiples of es": During these passages, use mostly eighth and quarter notes, but also other durations that are multiples
of eighth notes (i.e. dotted quarter, half, half tied to eighth, etc., but no sixteenths, 'tuplets, dotted eighths, etc.) on eighth note beats only.
From m. 10 to the end: each instrument and hand may advance from measure to measure at own rate (i.e. while still maintaining
same tempo) repeating each measure two or more times. Dynamics and articulations left up to performers.

Medium Funk Tempo

Tenor
Saxophone

Piano


In tempo with piano
4
3

T.S.

T.S.

Pno.

Freely

Improvised
Solo

2 or
more X
sempre

es or multiples of es only, to the end (keep up tempo).


Also, eighth rests or their multiples.


10

Continue until m. 8

(Octave
below

bass clef)

T.S.

es or multiples of es only (keep up tempo)

Freely

2 or
more X
sempre

12


11

es or q only, and eighth rests and their multiples only


to the end (keep up tempo)

Passage 5 - Transposed (continued)

13

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

Pno.

15



17

16

18

19

T.S.

14


20

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Passage 5 - Transposed (continued)

21

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

22

Pno.

Continue to the end

23

24

25

26

Passage 6

10

Transposed Score

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Saxophonist begins while pianist is still playing previous movement to cue pianist into this movement.

Medium slow rock/funk


Tenor
Saxophone

Piano

T.S.

Pno.

Pno.

Improvised solo over sax ostinato

Continue improvised solo over sax ostinato

Several X


Continue improvised solo over sax ostinato

T.S.

After repeating a few times, sax gradually begin replacing notes


with rests until silent or pianist begins next movement (7).

Passage 7

11

Transposed Score
Pianist follows saxophonist. Black notes: shorter (one second or less).
White notes: longer (1.5 seconds or more).
Dynamics, phrasing and articulation at performers' discretion.

Tenor
Saxophone

Piano

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

with pedal

i.e. "arm" tremolos

Pno.

Big, Grand

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Passage 7 - Transposed Score (continued)

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

Pno.

Improvisation using
fingered and tongue
tremolos
Improvisation using
arm and finger
tremolos

11

T.S.

Transition

Transition

Fast atonal
runs

Fast atonal
runs

Fast atonal
runs

Passage 8

13

Transposed Score

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Fast, aggressive. Free rhythm.

Tenor
Saxophone

Piano

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

ff

10

Piano: RH uses improvised pitches (not necessary to follow given contours)

ff

11

Passage 8 - Transposed (continued)

14
12

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

16

17

20

19

25

22

23

24

15

18

21

Pno.

14

13

26

27

Passage 9

15
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Transposed Score
Strong, fairly fast.
Tenor
Saxophone

Pianist plays chords whose lowest pitches, and rhythms are given.

Piano
6

T.S.

Pno.

12

Pno.

T.S.

18


T.S.


Pno.


CODA - To transition to next movement

23

T.S.

Pno.

Fade out

Improvisation using
repeated notes.
e or q only.
Improvisation using
repeated notes.
e or q only.

Attacca 10
without pause

Swung

Passage 10

16

Transposed Score

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Medium tempo, hard swing


Tenor
Saxophone


Piano

i.e. pianist plays given rhythms using any pitches or chords.


Not necessary to follow given contours.

T.S.

Pno.

Pno.

12

1.



T.S.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.


Pno.

15

2.

Attacca
Swing improvisation
Swing improvisation

Passage 11

17

Transposed Score
In this score, the sax and piano parts are on separate pages and are not strictly coordinated.

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Tenor Saxophone

Signal to transition from 10 to 11

Tenor
Saxophone

10

17

Any of the following cells may be played in any order (plenty of silence).
Continue until pianist is finished. Then Attacca 12.

39

46

52

25

32

18

Passage 11: Piano

59

Pno.

Transposed
Pianist starts here while saxophonist
plays previous page (16)

Swing
Improvisation
(continued from
previous movement)

65

Pno.

72

Pno.

Transition (from
swing to
chorale)

Freely, Slowly

Attacca

Passage 12

19

Transposed Score
"Tick" barlines are for convenience only and do not represent any metrical division or downbeat.
Rhythms should be performed precisely, however (but with expression).

Mysterious. Calm.

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

T.S.

Tenor
Saxophone

mp

25

mf

mf

31

35

pp

ff

mp

pp

19

13

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Passage 12 - Transposed (continued)

39

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

Pno.

pp

44 Medium slow dance

51


Several X

Several X

59

Improvise over La Folia bass played by saxophone

Simple improvisation in RH

Attacca

Passage 13

21

Transposed Score

Andante dolce-espressivo

Tenor
Saxophone

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Pno.

T.S.

Piano



9
7
5

5
4
3

7
6

4 -3

%9
5

4
2

6
3
2

5
#4
2

9
7
5

19

Not figured, from here to the end

Pno.

(Pianist may improvise a right hand part


or just play this accompaniment.)

16

12

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