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In The Mean Street Anthems, I attempted to capture the spirit of film noir from the 1940s and 1950s. The rugged, angular, and at times, sleazy characters in films like The Killing, The Third Man, and Rope provided the impetus for many of the musical gestures in this work. Using the various characteristics of the saxophone quartet, such as fluid lines, forced articulations, and other jazz idioms, allowed me to create many if the expressions found in the films of this genre.

I. Of Shadows and Intrigues

                 II. Façades

III. Hard-boiled


Score and Parts 
Past Performances:

Symphonic Band Quartet
Dale Wolford, Director
Thursday, April 10, 2008
SJSU Music Concert Hall

Friday, February 13, 2008
SJSU Music Concert Hall

Premiere Saxophone Quartet
Thursday, April 16, 2009
The University of the Pacific
Conservatory of Music
Recital Hall

​Premiere Saxophone Quartet
Sunday, April 26, 2009
SJSU Music Hall
Duration: ca. 18 minutes
The Mean Street Anthems for Saxophone Quartet

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