"Mene, Mene​,​Tekel, U'pharsin" for Saxophone Quartet *Live Performance"

by Anthony Bannach

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Saxophone, Woodwind Quartet, Saxophone Quartet - Advanced Intermediate
Composed by Anthony Bannach. 21st Century, 20th Century. Score, Set of Parts. 41 pages. Published by Anthony Bannach Music (S0.41049).

Item Number: S0.41049

While knowing for some time that I wanted to write for the medium of saxophone quartet, I had not found the right inspiration for the work until I had reread the story of “The Writing on the Wall” in the Bible, found in the book of Daniel. In Hebrew the writing on the wall is, “Mene, Mene, Tekel, U’pharsin.” Each movement is based on the meaning of the words from the writing on the wall, employing various compositional techniques such as palindromic writing, dynamic and scalar interplay, and extended instrumental techniques to convey as much identity with the biblical story as possible.To listen to the work visit my site: www.anthonybannach.com/audiovideo.html.

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released May 14, 2014

Soprano Saxophone: Elijah Beaudine
Alto Saxophone: Anthony Bannach
Tenor Saxophone: Ashley Olsen
Baritone Saxophone: Mike Jacobson

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Anthony Bannach Beijing, China

Anthony Bannach is a composer/musician from Lomira, WI, USA, but is currently living in China. He composes music for a variety of formats and genres, including classical concert music, music for film, tv, and video games, in addition to his experimental music releases. ... more

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