Commissioned by The Ferio Saxophone Quartet for their tour of The Channel Islands November 2015, PIED PIPER is intended as a stand alone performance piece but also a piece that can be used in a compositional workshop context. (Score available from firstname.lastname@example.org).
The main PIPER theme is a very recognisable motif that is used in various ways to tell the story, with the other instruments also creating musical characters using some elements of space and movement such as the Piper (Soprano Sax) starting in the audience, (and costume if Ellie on Alto Sax gets her way!).
The piece can be deconstructed in ways appropriate to any age group from early years to post-16 and there is a resource pack for each age group. However it is not dumbed down and "written for children".
Workshops typically last 1 to 1.5 hours and include a performance piece as introduction to the quartet and their individual instruments followed by a first performance of PIED PIPER. The piece is then deconstructed by telling the story and looking in an age appropriate and interactive way at the compositional techniques used, illustrated with musical examples throughout. PIED PIPER is then played again, followed by a Q & A session and a closing piece.
The workshops can be combined with a concert.
Please contact me or Ferio Saxophone Quartet for more details - email@example.com