Sax Organ* (2018)
Composer: Dawn Hatfield
16 saxophones (SSSSAAAATTTTBBBB)

SAX ORGAN is reflective of Hatfield’s introduction to the pipe organ at Saint Joseph’s Oratory when she was a child. She was amazed by the immense sound, the range of texture and was also unsettled by the repertoire. This composition explores a tone row through larger and smaller sets from octaves to polychoral textures, pedals, and improvisation.

Commissionnd by the Upstream Music Association. Created at Halifax, on March 18th 2018.