Skylark Lullaby (2014)

Skylark Lullaby (2014)

Saxophone Choir (3 soprano sax, 3 alto sax, 3 tenor sax, 3 baritone sax, 1 bass sax)

Duration: 11′

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Skylark Lullaby was written for the Eastman Saxophone Project under the direction of Chien-Kwan Lin, and premiered at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference in March at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. It was featured at the 2015 Florida State University Seventeenth Biennial Festival of New Music, performed by the South Sound Saxophone Ensemble, and awarded the 2015 IAWM Judith Lang Zaimont prize. Skylark Lullaby was recently selected to be featured at the SCI 2019 National Conference/Robb Composers’ Symposium held at the University of New Mexico March 2019.

Program Note
When I was writing Skylark Lullaby, I imagined a scene at sunset filled with beautiful types of birds communicating, flying towards and away from each other before darkness sets in and it is time to fall asleep. The independent melodic lines for each of the instruments intertwine with each other, often times coming together to contribute to the harmonic and melodic ideas already set up among the other instruments playing, and at other moments, change direction to share a new idea that will eventually be woven into the meditative landscape.

Selected for performance at the SCI 2019 National Conference at University of New Mexico
Selected for performance at the Seventeenth Biennial Festival of New Music at Florida State University
Winner of 2015 IAWM Judith Lang-Zaimont Prize