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Big Sur Triptych

Sea Otters, Redwoods, Crags; publ. Southern Music Company
CategoryInstrumental Works » Duos
InstrumentationSoprano Saxophone or Bb Clarinet/Piano
ComposerDeon Nielsen Price ASCAP
Time7'
Composition Year1985
Publication Year1996 SMC
Price$12.50
Composed while vacationing in Big Sur on Callifornia's rugged coast. "The work evoked an abstract yet bouncy mood in Sea Otters, capturing the humorous undertone of the lighthearted aquatic mammals; moved into more lyrical territory in Redwoods, which uncovered a sensitivity no usually related to the majestic tree; and concluded with another free-form movement in the aptly-titles Crags, with its jagged and abrupt phrasings." (The Muncie Star, Indiana, 3/23/1986)
Recording Information
1988-90 Joya: Festival of Works by Women Composers from Around the World, Cambria CT-102, Paul Stewart, Soprano Saxophone/D.N. Price/Pno, 1996 SunRays-Music of Deon Nielsen Price, Cambria CD-1056. Bill Wilson, Soprano Saxophone, D.N. Price, Piano Audio excerpt and Digital Download: Classicsonline.com
Performance Information
5/22/03 Culver City Music in the Chambers; 3/18/2000, Univ. Unitarian Church Seattle Washington; 3/21/2000 Cornish College of the Arts Seattle Washington; 3/22/2000 Lionel Hampton Sch of Music Univ. of Idaho; 3/23/2000 Washington St. Univ. Pullman; 3/27/2000 Chaffey College California; 1/20/1999 Howard Payne Univ. Texas; 7/8/1999 St. Marks Hall, London, England IAWM/ICWM; 7/10/1999 Hyde Park Chapel, London England; 7/11/1999 ? So. London England; 2/13/1997 "Redwoods" Mu Phi Epsilon W. Los Angeles; 11/22/98 In Praise of Music Series, La Canada, Calif; 12/23/98 Temple Hill Series, Los Angeles, CA; 12/27/98 Hemet Calif. Community Concert; 1/13/99 Brigham Young Un., Utah; 1/15/99 Baldassin Piano Comp. North Salt Lake, Utah; 1/19/99 Abilene Christian Un., Texas; 1/20/99 Howard Payne Un Texas; 1/22/99 Un. of Southern Louisiana; 1/23/99 Louisiana St Un; 1/24/99 McNeese St. Un. Louisiana; 1/28/99 West Virginia Wesleyan College; 1/29/99 West Virginia Un. Berkeley A. Price, Cl/D.N. Price,Pno 3/26/1985 Chapman College CA; 4/1/1985 Los Angeles KPFK Live Concert; 4/29/1985 Glendale Brand Library; 11/26/1985 Los Angeles Harbor College; 1/25/1986 ICWM Festival at California St. Univ. Northridge; 3/20/1986 Intl. Congress on Women in Music Georgia State Univ. Atlanta GA; 3/22/1986 No. American Saxophone Alliance Ball State Univ Indiana; 3/25/1986 Earlham College Artists Indiana; 5/18/1986 Roth Hall, Santa Monica CA; 6/29/1986 Ch of J. C. of L.D.S. Santa Monica Chamber Music Series; 9/25/1986 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles; 10/25/1986 Wilshire Ebell Grand Salon, Los Angeles; 1/28/1986? Rancho Santiago College Santa Ana California; 2/28/1987 Barnsdall Art Park Gallery Theater, Los Angeles Arts Commission; 5/12/1988 Los Angeles Pierce College Concerts; 6/27/1988 Heidelberg Germany Schroederstrasse Gemeindehaus; Paul Stewart Soprano Sax/D.N. Price, Pno. 1990 Calif. St. Un. Northridge, Bill Wilson, Sop. Sax./ D.N. Price, Pno.