By Wynn-Anne Rossi
Piano with Other Instrument
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone & Piano
This trio for clarinet, alto saxophone, and piano was commissioned by the Music Teachers National Association to feature and promote collaborative music. It was premiered at the MTNA Conference in 2014. This suite uses triangles (minor 3rds) and squares (perfect 4ths) to formulate melodic movement and harmonic texture. The piece builds the vertical sensation of scaling up and down the building. Listen for a whimsical transition which represents peaceful birds in flight. At the end, the skyscraper stands in all strength and confidence!