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strange dreams

Medium: Bb Clarinet or Soprano Sax or Alto Sax/Marimba
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: October 2001
Duration: 9:00
Difficulty: Grade V+

Alto Saxophone (Bb Clarinet or Soprano Saxophone) & 5-octave Marimba

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I. Unheard Music
II. Ballerina Mom
III. Mermaid Song
IV. Pools of Light


Strange Dreams for Alto Saxophone & Marimba by Nathan Daughtrey
Download full mp3 recordings: I. Unheard Music | II. Ballerina Mom | III. Mermaid Song | IV. Pools of Light

Steve Stusek, alto saxophone
Nathan Daughtrey, marimba


Strange Dreams (2001) is made up of four vignettes for alto saxophone and marimba, based on short stories by artist/writer Brian Andreas. The four stories were extracted from two of his books - Still Mostly True and Strange Dreams, from which the title is derived.

review (excerpt)

"Strange Dreams nicely blends the sounds and musical strengths of the saxophone and marimba. The world could use more strange dreams like this!"

- Terry O'Mahoney, Percussive Notes (April 2003)