Run

Run is a seven-and-a-half minute-sprint-as-an-ensemble through simple three-note motives and scalar passages involving both Bartokily chromatic languages and modal diatonicism in asymmetrical meters.

Run was commissioned by the Capitol Quartet for their 2009 – 2010 season.

“I have heard a number of works by Gregory Wanamaker, who seems to specialize in high quality music for wind instruments in particular. Run is a fairly brief and very brisk run-like work that does echo Bartok and other composers whose works contain unusual meters and some polytonal harmonies. It is a fascinating work, though, that does not sound academic.”

Daniel Coombs, Audiophile Audition
February 2, 2014

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recording

premiere

October 31, 2009 at the Penn State University Single Reed Festival, Penn State University, University Park, PA by the Capitol Quartet.

instrumentation

saxophone quartet

duration

7'30"

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