Celtic Braid

(
1998
)
Composer: Sean Ferguson
for saxophone quartet ( 2 altos, 2 tenors)

One of the most striking elements of ancient Celtic art is the incorporation of very intricate patterns of intertwining or braids in all kinds of art (sculpture, jewelry, illumination etc.). In Celtic Braid this tradition is transposed into the musical realm by treating the instrumental lines as threads intertwined into a single braid whose construction and path vary constantly.

Celtic Braid was commissioned by Quasar and premiered in 1998 at the Théâtre La Chapelle (Montreal).