Holland Point Music
for Soprano Saxophone and Marimba (2002)
by Ron Hannah


Duration: about 4 minutes


Featured on my 1st CD:

  Chamber Music / Musique de Chambre /  

Originally featured on
Western Canadian Music
for Saxophone"

William Street, Saxophone
Trevor Brandenburg, Marimba

     This is a light-hearted piece written for some friends who played sax and marimba and who were up to a challenge. They lived in Victoria, Canada, in a lovely part of the city near the ocean, called

Holland Point, hence the name of the work. A portion of it was written on the beach there. Sadly, I have lost contact with them and it was finally
premiered by others.

     It is quick and bouncy, full of rhythmic quirks, and not lacking in drama. A good challenge for good players. You can hear the opening 3 pages of score by means of the control strip at the bottom of this page. The performers are William Street, saxophone and Trevor Brandenburg, marimba, from their fine album, "Westwind: Western Canadian Music for Saxophone". With their permission, I have also included their performance on my first CD (see the boxes at right).

    You can download those same opening pages by clicking in the box above, and the full score and CDs are available through the Canadian Music Centre. But you must promise to tell me the particulars of any performances so that I can keep this website up-to-date. Ok?

Hear "Holland Point Music" sample