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composition / chamber music / tangling shadows (version 2)

tangling shadows (version 2)

Medium: Soprano Saxophone (or Bb Clarinet)/Marimba Duet
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: July 2006/adapted September 2008
Duration: 7:50
Difficulty: Grade V

Soprano Saxophone (or Bb Clarinet)
5-octave Marimba (4-mallet)

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Tangling Shadows (Version 2)


Tangling Shadows for Oboe & Vibraphone by Nathan Daughtrey
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Tangling Shadows was commissioned by oboist Amy Anderson and percussionist Lisa Rogers, both professors in the School of Music at Texas Tech University, for oboe and vibraphone. The piece was premiered on November 8, 2006 at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Austin, Texas. I reworked the piece for soprano saxophone and marimba for performance at the 2008 UNC-Greensboro New Music Festival. The 8-minute work is based upon the Pablo Neruda poem, “Thinking, Tangling Shadows.” Fragments of the text may be found throughout the score for reference.

review (excerpt)

"Daughtrey has created a respite for audience members through his imaginary text painting and beautiful textures in “Tangling Shadows.” This challenging piece will be worth the time and effort."

- Brian Zator, Percussive Notes (December 2007)