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Three Picasso Portraits for Saxophone Quartet

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Three Picasso Portraits was commissioned by the Saxology saxophone quartet and it was first performed at St Martin's in the Fields, London, in June 1992. The pieces are loosely inspired, both in terms of mood and technique, by three Picasso paintings from the inter-war years. The clear-cut jazz rhythms of Harlequin give way to the intense inner tragedy of Weeping Woman, which is followed by The Three Dancers, superficially light-hearted but with a hidden desperation beneath.

A recording is available by Saxology on the CD English Quartets, Meridian CDE 84376.


  • 1. Harlequin
  • 2. Weeping Woman
  • 3. The Three Dancers

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Cat No. SP741
Price £12.95
ComposerAlan Bullard
CategorySaxophone Quartet
PublisherSpartan Press
ISMN 979-0-57999-741-2
EAN-13 9790579997412
Weight 188 grams
Published 12th September 2007
Availability 83 in stock


A thoughtful and highly performable work.

Gerard McChrystal for Clarinet and Saxophone