In Rarefied Air
Solo Alto Saxophone
Commissioned and premiered by Katherine Weintraub
In Rarefied Air revolves around a few contrasting thematic ideas, or places. One may imagine traversing an environment where beauty, mystery, excitement, and treachery can exist at the same time. Some places are visited and revisited throughout the piece, each time experienced with a new perspective. Others are encountered once and referenced later only indirectly, as a memory.
Performed by Katherine Weintraub
Recitals at Florida State University, University of Miami, and University of North Carolina, Greensboro (2017)
NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) Regional Conference, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, March 9-11, 2017
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