Memories

Saxophone Quartet and Piano

Duration: 7.5'

PROGRAM NOTES

Memories is, as the title suggests, an introspective reflection on the past. As we experience life on multiple levels simultaneously, so our memories of those experiences exist on multiple planes. We remember the events themselves and how we perceived them through our senses, and we also remember the way they made us feel, the thoughts they prompted us to have, the stabbing pain or the boundless joy they gave us. This piece deals with the second, internal kind of memory, the emotional essence of what we once felt. To that end, it is ethereal and sometimes abstract. Sometimes sad, sometimes longing, sometimes agitated, sometimes joyful, the introspective journey upon which this piece embarks does, in the end, lead it to find peace within itself, as the memories fade into silence.

Awards

First Place in Biola University Composition Competition