Saxophone Quartet was composed especially for presentation at the Montana Saxophone Festival and is dedicated to the festival's director, saxophonist Brooke Ferris. The first movement, "Calliope," juxtaposes mechanized rhythmic patterns against legato, lyric melodies. The second movement, "Chorale," explores homophonic, harmonic textures which alternate with lyric and contrapuntal passages, and was adapted from a short work composed for saxophone quartet in 1975. The last movement is a fugue.
Movements: Calliope * Chorale * Fugue.