After the Tryst

Sue McKenzie and Ingrid Sawers, leading advocates of the rapidly growing repertory for soprano saxophone and piano, make their second Delphian outing with a survey of some of its recent British highlights. James MacMillan’s poignant lyricism gives way to contained ecstasy, then increasingly unfettered vitality, in a pair of seminal works by Michael Nyman. In evocative miniature dramas by Sally Beamish and Judith Weir the instrument gives voice respectively to the half-human, half-spirit nature of Shakespeare’s Caliban and to the life and death of a condemned Scottish bagpiper.

"A fine demonstration of the soprano sax's potential...an enjoyable and ear-opening showcase"

"The range of mood and colour on this disc is fascinating and extraordinary"

"The liquid tone of SueMcKenzie is the perfect vehicle for this engaging collection of mostly late 20th-century works for soprano sax and piano."

Producer: Paul Baxter
Recording venue(s): St Mary's Church, Broughton Street, Edinburgh
Recording dates: 11-13 July 2017
Physical format: Jewel case
Number of discs: 1
Number of tracks: 12
Total playing time: 1:07:06
First UK release date: February 16, 2018
Album ID: DCD34201

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