Short Cuts (f) Luís Tinoco

Short Cuts (f) cover
Duration
8 mins
Composed
2004
Published
2004
Categories

Small Ensemble Quartet

Instrumentation
2 Soprano Saxophone, 1 Tenor Saxophone, 1 Baritone Saxophone

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Programme note

Commissioned by the Apollo Saxophone Quartet with funds made available by the Arts Council of North West England. First performed by Apollo Saxophone Quartet at Atlantic Waves Festival, Union Chapel, London, on 1st December 2004.

The main purpose is to play with two possible meanings for "short cuts". That is, both with the idea of sharp and cutting musical gestures and the idea of taking a different, shorter, path to reach a specific destination. But, most of all, it was written thinking of the wonderful sonority and the rare qualities of the ASQ, to whom the work is dedicated. (© Luís Tinoco, July 2005)

This dazzling new work from Portuguese composer Luís Tinoco again takes the ASQ into new territory, with the energy of the piece being generated by a skilful use of false fingered notes, passed around the group beneath a shimmering texture of semiquavers. Scored for two soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, this piece mirrors the configuration of the string quartet, and brings the ASQ’s sound to life in a new and exciting way. (© Apollo Saxophone Quartet, January 2005)

The work also exists in 5 other versions:

Saxophone quartet, piano and percussion

Wind and percussion chamber ensemble

Clarinet quartet and percussionist

Clarinet-quartet

Percussion quartet

Premiere
Apollo Saxophone Quartet, Atlantic Waves Festival, Union Chapel, London, 1st December 2004
Performances
  • 28 May 2016 | 7:30pm |

    Alwinton Church, Alwinton, Northumberland 

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    Apollo Saxophone Quartet

  • 3 May 2014 | 2:00pm |

    Centro Cultural de Belém, Sala Fernando Pessoa

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    Vintage Quartet

  • 10 Jun 2012 | 7:00pm |

    RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester

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    Absolution Saxophone Quartet

  • 5 Jun 2012 | 7:00pm |

    Casa da Musica, Avenida da Boavista, Porto

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    Quad Quartet

  • 1 Mar 2012 |

    AXIS Arts Centre, Alsager, Manchester Metropolitan University

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    Apollo Saxophone Quartet

  • 4 Feb 2012 | 7:00pm |

    Lancaster Concerts Series

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    Apollo Saxophone Quartet

  • 20 Feb 2011 | 3:00pm |

    British Saxophone Congress 2011, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, London

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    Quad Quartet

  • 17 Jan 2009 |

    "Estudio Performas", Aveiro

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    QuadQuartet

  • 22 Apr 2008 | 11:00pm |

    International Saxophone Week, Amsterdam

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    Quad Quartet

  • 5 Apr 2008 | 11:00pm |

    II Jornadas Nacionales del Saxofon en Castilla y Leon, Avila, Spain

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    Quad Quartet

  • 9 Nov 2007 | 9:30pm |

    Teatro Aveirense, Aveiro, Portugal

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    QuadQuartet

  • 27 Feb 2005 |

    Culturgest, Lisbon

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    Apollo Saxophone Quartet

  • 21 Feb 2005 |

    Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

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    Apollo Saxophone Quartet

Recordings