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Prayer of a King – for alto saxophone and computer

Extract from the suite On Being

 

Alto saxophone,  computer or pre-recorded media

2008

Stefan Klaverdal

 

Score as PDF-file

Recording as mp3

Computer part as mp3

 

 

About the piece

This piece is extracted from the suite "On Being" for saxophone quartet and computer. It is thematically derived from the classical play of Hamlet, and was originally composed to a dance performance on the play.

Perhaps this is about the kings brother Claudius, torn between different emotions, maybe guilt, dread, love to the brothers wife, and maybe confusion about the situation he himself has managed to create for himself.

 

The notation is quite open, allowing the players to freely choose several aspects of interpretation, such as some rhythms, tempo, etc. for both of the musicians, both saxophone and computer

 

 

 

SVENSKA

 

Prayer of a King – fr altsaxofon och dator

Ur On Being

Detta stycke r ett utdrag frn sviten On Being fr saxofonkvartett och dator. Tematiskt rr det sig kring den klassiska pjsen Hamlet, och skrevs ursprungligen till en dansfrestllning av pjsen.

Kanske kan man tnka sig att det hr rr sig om kungens bror Claudius som slits mellan olika knslor, kanske skuld, fasa, krlek till sin brors fru, och frvirring kring hela den situation som han lyckats skapa fr sig sjlv.

 

Notationen r ganska ppen, och lmnar mjligheter fr musikerna att sjlva vlja flera aspekter av interpretationen, som rytm, tempo, etc.