RED (ELYSIAN QUARTET)

RED (ELYSIAN QUARTET)

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The Elysian Quartet was founded in 2017 by graduate students at the University of Oklahoma. They won first prize in both the 2018 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Quartet Competition and the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition and were selected as quarter-finalists in the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

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ELYSIAN QUARTET

Jared Waters, soprano saxophone

Damian Cheek, alto saxophone

Evan Harris, tenor saxophone

Spiro Nicholas, baritone saxophone

 

Elysian Quartet makes their recording debut with Red on Blue Griffin Records. The title track, “Red” by Marc Mellits, is comprised of six short movements, each relating to each other, much like a baroque suite. There is no movement in the work where one instrument could survive without the other.

 

The Elysian Quartet was founded in 2017 by graduate students at the University of Oklahoma. They won first prize in both the 2018 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Quartet Competition and the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition and were selected as quarter-finalists in the 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. They strive to intrigue and educate audiences by performing a wide range of repertoire – including contemporary art music, baroque transcriptions, and popular music.

Track Listing

 Gregory Wanamaker

speed metal organum blues 1:17

 

Joel Love

In memoriam: Threnody 5:39

In memoriam: Adieu 5:54

 

Guillermo Lago

Ciudades: Cordoba 3:11

Ciudades: Sarajevo 4:54

Ciudades: Addis Ababa 3:35

 

Thierry Escaich

Le Bal 11:18

 

Antonio Vivaldi arr. Evan Harris

Trio Sonata “La Follia” in D Minor, Op. 1, No.12 10:17

 

Marc Mellits arr. Damian Cheek

Red: moderately funky 2:58

Red: fast, aggressive, vicious 1:27

Red: moderate, with motion 2:29

Red: slow, with motion 1:29

Red: moderate, with motion 1:27

Red: fast, obsessive, bombastic, red 2:08