Three for Two
Three for Two is in three movements, with no pause between the first twomovements. The first and third movements are contrapuntal dialogues between the saxophone and piano – the first movement has a serious but song-like quality, while the third begins as a fairly strict canon but has acelebrative and jaunty quality. The middle movement is a lyrical reverie, broken briefly for a more expressive outburst.
The work was written in January 2006, during a sabbatical from ConradGrebel University College, Waterloo Ontario. Although Three for Two is intended to be performed as a complete work, with no interruption between the first two movements, each movement may also be performed separately.
Total performance duration: ca. 8'30"
1st Movement: 2'15"
2nd Movement: 4'10"
3rd Movement: 2'05"