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This is how a saxophone quartet should sounds like

Mar 21

About the fourth movement of the saxophone quartet by Philip Glass:

In the final movement of this saxophone quartet by Philip Glass the men of the Amstel Quartet show their most clear and shining tone colours.
As one might expect from Glass, repetition is always present.
The musical patterns seem to interchange fluently. Although the rhythm moves in constantly changing meters, there still place for lyricism. That’s why the somewhat limited lengths of these patterns are overpowered by the musical line and offers the strong piece more then just the juxtaposition of some complicated patterns.
Motifs are being passed through, appear in different registers and the rhythmical pulses forcefully push the sturdy blocks of energy continuously towards the end.
THIS IS HOW A SAXOPHONE QUARTET SHOULD SOUND LIKE.