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In the past decade, there have been numerous new works written for the saxophone in a variety of styles, including pieces that utilize avant-garde and other contemporary techniques as well as traditionally tonal melodic and harmonic structures. This document explores five saxophone works composed by American composer Stacy Garrop and provides a brief analysis of Garrop’s compositional style. It examines how Garrop tells stories by using her own unique compositional style to make a connection with her audience and performers. Furthermore, this document includes a performance guide to help the saxophonist understand and master the techniques required to successfully perform the pieces.
Tu, Y.(2019). A Performance Guide and an Examination of Selected Saxophone Works by Stacy Garrop. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/5112