Saxtet Publications

Partial Eclipse

saxophone ensemble edition

Composed by: Nigel Wood
Genres: Contemporary, Jazz


....Next was a first for the Choir as Alistair Parnell came and performed Nigel Wood's Partial Eclipse which Alistair commissioned for EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) and saxophone ensemble. The combination of sax and EWI evoked a science-fiction sound track yet still explored the expressive potential of the instrument, and the amazing skill of the soloist.
DL, Marlborough College School Summer School,, 18th July 2008

"Partial Eclipse is the first CD by Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, formed by Alistair Parnell in 2005. The album comprises a mixture of original music in a variety of styles, arrangements of baroque works and pieces originally written for wind band. Between them, the nine members of the group play all saxophones from sopranino to bass, with electronic wind instrument (EWI) and piano also featuring in true Alistair Parnell style. Deserving of special mention is the title track, commissioned from Nigel Wood for the ensemble and featuring a nimble fingered Alistair on EWI, its melodic writing lending itself perfectly to the instrument's flexibility and wistful tone.
CASS, Spring 2008

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