alto saxophone, marimba (2003) 5′
published by Sweet Child Music
recorded by the RoseWood Duo, Release, Equilibrium 92
- commissioned by Matthew Patnode and Randall Smith
As the title suggests, Memoriale is a somber, lyrical piece. It was written in memory of percussionist Michael Hooley, a colleague who passed away in 2000 at a tragically young age. The main melodic and harmonic motifs of the piece are loosely based on musical spelling of the letters in Mike’s name. Memoriale was co-commissioned by saxophonists Matthew Patnode and Randall Smith to premiere at the World Saxophone Congress in 2003.