|Title||Gregory Youtz: Calypso (2008)|
|Instrumentation||Solo Alto Saxophone|
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:
7 pages, loose leaf