Sarabande and Retaliation
for Saxophone Ensemble
begins with a tense, constricted, and passionate sarabande which
gradually builds up to a powerful climax but ends only with a partial
The second movement is a response to the tension and constriction of the sarabande: it is aggressive and not nearly as boxed in metrically or harmonically .
"Sarabande and Retaliation" was composed for the Austin Saxophone Ensemble