for solo soprano saxophone
2012, 7 minutes
‘Listen to the singing wind’ is a line taken from the poem ‘Wind Song’ by Carl Sandburg. The soprano saxophone is often compared to the singing voice, and the piece is focussed on the vocal qualities of the instrument, yet also exploits its dexterity. The piece has a quasi-improvisatory feel, with a lightness throughout.
Premiered by Ian Dingle at Royal Holloway, University of London