Title Gregory Youtz: Calypso (2008)
Instrumentation Solo Alto Saxophone
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Calypso (2008) is an original new work for solo alto saxophone by American composer Gregory Youtz. Calypso takes us on a journey through time exploring the variety of Caribbean rhythms related to Trinidadian Calypso - from the pure rhythmic beat of drums, through the various eras of Carnival songs - kalenda, calypso and beyond. Alternately primal, lyrical or sultry, the piece uses a variety of evocative extended techniques. Duration: 10 minutes.


The work, composed for saxophonist Erik Steighner, is featured on his 2014 recording, Made in Tacoma: New Chamber Music for Saxophone. Listen:

Catalog Info #ALEA1099
7 pages, loose leaf