by Robert Lemay. For tenor saxophone and piano.
Commissioned by Dr. Jeffrey E. Vickers in 2010, Intimate Echoes by Robert Lemay is an oustanding new contemporary classical work for tenor saxophone and piano. Lemay's style of incorporating advanced saxophone techniques produces an 'echo-like' effect in this composition. The saxophone produces numerous slap-tongues at loud dynamics, which fade instantly -- leaving a very soft chordal 'echo' in the piano. Lemay's modern language and scales present a worthwhile challenge for any saxophonist. Composed with piano accompaniment, Intimate Echoes would be appropriate for any recital setting. In keeping with his approach, Lemay also uses other extended techniques such as bisbigliandi, multiphonics, and altissimo. This is a fantastic new contribution to the tenor saxophone's emerging repertory!