Saxophone Quartet (SATB)
La Noche Festiva for Sax Quartet is one of Dennis Anderson’s newest compositions. In five movements, each can be performed separately or ensemble as a complete suite. Each movement represents an authentic Latin musical form and should be carefully approached with an indigenous Latin flavor, sensibility, and ‘attitude’.
The samba is one of the most expressive of all Latin dance forms. It’s sexy, passionate, and energetic. This final movement represents the end of a festive evening: out with friends, family and neighbors, drinking and enjoying one another’s company, then preparing for departure to a variety of abodes. Although the movement begins and ends in compound 3/2 meter, Final swings and sways, employing complex and contrapuntal harmonies, rhythms, and percussive accents. The baritone sax provides a soloistic bass line throughout. (4:01 min.)