There is more light in this room when you are here is a fervently optimistic mood piece embodying the core themes of my song cycle The Lustful Mother. The title refers to another person – maybe a lover, child or friend – whose existence makes life more meaningful. In the first movement, the music wanders through the twilight, and the solitary recitation of the tenor sax is framed by answering sighs from the soprano and alto. In the second movement, the full quartet joins in the same hopeful song, that, endlessly swaying and discreetly circling, fills the whole space with its light.
- Outi Tarkiainen Instrumentation
ssax, asax, tsax, barsax Category
Chamber Works Premiere
Arcis Saxophone Quartet in Germany, Spring 2019 Movements
I At the bottom of darkness, II See how the light shines within me Commisioned by / dedications
Commissioned by and dedicated to the Arcis Saxophone Quartet
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