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Mesuree Mexicana for Soprano Saxophone and Guitar

formerly Mesuree
CategoryInstrumental Works » Duos
InstrumentationPts: guitar/soprano saxophone (opt. clarinet)
ComposerDeon Nielsen Price
Composition Year1981
Publication Year1983
A lilting quasi-Latino dance rhythm with 6 + 4 beats in each bar creates the measured music referred to in the title. (Arranged 1985, for soprano saxophone and piano, recorded by the ECHOSPHERE Duo on Romantic Sax, 1985 CMR; arranged 1998 for clarinet and piano Price Duo performances.)
Recording Information
1980 Deon Nielsen Price: A Composer's View, TownHall LP S34; MASEK-SMITH DUO (Douglas Masek, soprano saxophones, James Smith, guitar); 2000, Re-released on SunRays II, Cambria CD-1122. Audio excerpt and Digital download:
Performance Information
Mesuree (1981) is in its original version composed for the MASEK-SMITH Duo who performed it often during the 1980's in the heart of historical downtown at the Los Angeles City Triforium; 2/25/1981 Los Angeles Harbor College A Composer's View; 4/2/1982 Intl Congress on Women in Music Univ. Southern Calif., Masek-Smith Duo. 4/1/04 City of Culver City Music in the Chambers Series, Berkeley Price, Clarinet, Peter Yates, guitar; 10/25/08 Arizona State Univ., Patrick Murphy, Soprano Saxophone/ Aaron Prillaman, Guitar