composer

Simons, Marijn

General: Simons was born in The Netherlands on December 29, 1982. Education: He studied violin with Prof. Saschko Gawriloff, composition with Daan Manneke and James MacMillan and conducting with Ed Spanjaard, ...

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composition

L' espoir : pour quatuor de saxophones, opus 30, 2005 / Marijn Simons

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 2005
Publisher's number: 11163
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Saxophone
Instruments: 4sax
Remarks: Ondertitel op eerste muziekp.: Hommage à Joan Miró. - Geschreven voor het Amstel Saxofoonkwartet. - Tijdsduur: ca. 8'
Duration: 8'00"
Number of players: 4
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): My previous work for saxophone quartet, Rocking Birds, is a work in which the saxophones are used for the things they are best at: rock and jazz influenced music. At least, that's what I thought. After having heard more concerts and recordings of the Amstel Saxophone Quartet I realized that the saxophone also has an exquisite soft and lyrical side. In L'espoir I wanted to use both sides of the saxophone: the soft and lyrical side and the loud and agressive side. L'espoir is a painting by Joan Miró. It has a background from which figures appear. These figures are often very playful. In the music - which develops from a soft, single note - this can be heard in the playful and jazzy second section. - MARIJN SIMONS

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