A Collection of Contemporary Saxophone Music
Michael Duke saxophones
David Howie piano
The HD Duo of Michael Duke (saxophones) and David Howie (piano) present a striking collection of recent Australian saxophone compositions.
From the dance-like playfulness of Matthew Hindson's Repetepetition to the terrifying portents of an Aboriginal legend depicted in Anne Boyd's Ganba, six composers demonstrate the stylistic variety that is a feature of the current Australian music scene.
Michael Duke is Chair of the Woodwind Unit at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and David Howie is a member of the Ensemble Unit there while performing widely as an associate artist and chamber musician. Together they produce vivid performances of works for soprano, alto and baritone saxophones; all striking additions to the solo saxophone repertoire.
1. Repetepetition Matthew Hindson 4:06
2. Duke's Crusade Andrew Batterham 7:54
3. Ganba Anne Boyd 12:38
4. Not too near not too far Brenton Broadstock 12:03
5. If Stars are Lit Michael Smetanin 9:05
X Suite Mark Zadro 25:32
6. i. Witches Brew 3:36
7. ii. Interlude 1 0:53
8. iii. Cauldron 6:01
9. iv. Interlude 2 2:18
10. v. Rattle Snake 3:15
11. vi. Voyage 2:52
12. vii. Fire Fly 2:21
13. viii. Hymn for an Epilogue 4:26
All tracks except 4 are world premiere recordings
Total Time: 71:18