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Walk the Walk for baritone sax (or bass clarinet or contrabassoon) and percussion (2005)
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  • Walk the Walk

Instrumentation
Baritone sax (or bass clarinet or contrabassoon) and percussion (one or two players)

Publisher
Boosey and Hawkes, Hendon Music (BMI)

Duration
8 minutes

World Premiere
May 3, 2005 / Knitting Factory, Main Performance Space, New York, New York / Opus 21

Program Note

Walk the Walk for baritone sax and percussion was commissioned by Opus 21 for a concert honoring pianist Joe Hunter and the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit studio musicians who played on all of the historic Motown releases from 1959 to 1972. Using a deconstructed fragment from the Temptations' My Girl as a compositional idée fixe, Daugherty takes the listener through a world of virtuosic Detroit blues, rock, jazz and Latin Motown musical grooves.

 

For more information on Michael Daugherty' music visit:
Boosey & Hawkes
Peermusic Classical
Faber Music
American Composers Forum
Michael Daugherty Music