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"



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