10 parts: SS AAA TTT BB . Medium-Advanced . 4 minutes
Sparkle! is a delightfully rhythmical work in what I refer to as a Frenchie Nouveau style. The delicate contrasting middle section adds a peaceful dimension to an otherwise energetic musical statement.
Sparkle! was written in honor of Lynn Klock's retirement from UMass-Amherst. It was premiered at the 2014 New England Saxophone Symposium. The fabric of the music is built from a two-note theme representing the word sparkle, one of Mr. Klock's favorite images to use when encouraging greater musicianship from his students.
Full disclosure: I was in his UMass saxophone studio for four years. :-)