Visions in Metaphor
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The expert in contemporary saxophone music, John Sampen, demonstrates unusual new works for his instrument.

This recording seeks to celebrate the eclectic American music of the recent past. In 1994 John Sampen and Marilyn Shrude initiated a commissioning project designed to represent this diversity. Seven major American composers were invited to contribute "postcard pieces" highlighting their unique musical styles. The resulting collection, which comprises an interchangeable suite for saxophone and piano, demonstrates serialism, aleatory, improvisation, and a variety of other musical languages, styles and genres. In addition to the postcard pieces, this compact disc includes five works complimenting the musical and cultural melange of late 20th century America. Internationally-recognized saxophonist John Sampen has premiered more than 60 works, including commissions by Rands, Subotnick, Cage, Adler and Babbitt. A clinician for the Selmer Company, Sampen has presented master classes at important universities and conservatories in Asia, Europe and North America. Dr. Sampen is presently Distinguished Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University and president of the North American Saxophone Alliance.
Contents:
Milton Babbitt, composer
Accompanied Recitative
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano

Karel Husa, composer
Postcard from Home
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano

Pauline Oliveros, composer
Mirrorrim
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano

William Albright, composer
Postcard from Kansas: Welcome to Interstate-70
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano

Samuel Adler, composer
Pensive Soliloquy
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano

Marilyn Shrude, composer
Continuum (Postscript '97)
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano

Bernard Rands, composer
Memo 6
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano

Marilyn Shrude, composer
Visions in Metaphor
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano

Philip Glass, composer
Facades
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano

Joan Tower, composer
Wings
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano

Karel Husa, composer
Elegie et Rondeau
John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano

Review:
"Sampen and Shrude perform the various works with sensitivity..." (American Record Guide)
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