Three Picasso Portraits

Three Picasso Portraits (1992)
saxophone quartet (S, A, T, Bar)     8 mins: Grade 8
Commissioned by Saxology and broadcast by them on Classic FM, this work is based on three paintings of Picasso from the inter-war period:
1. Harlequin
2. Weeping Woman
3. Three Dancers
First performance, Saxology, Saint Martin’s in the Fields, London, 15 June 1992.
`Beautifully written and immensely satisfying to play…a must for the serious ensemble’ – Charles Hine, CASS Journal
Recorded on CD by Saxology: MERIDIAN CDE 84376 

excerpt 1 – Harlequin

excerpt 2 – Weeping Woman

excerpt 3 – Three Dancers