or saxophone ensemble
Inferno describes the famous fate of the Phoenix bird - its death and rebirth by fire. It begins with a frenzied build that yields to a moto perpetuo theme of running 16th notes, ducking and dodging and heating up. Eventually, it explodes into a rhythmically charged section, punctuated by various percussive sounds and a syncopated interplay between many individuals in the ensemble. The running moto perpetuo idea returns after a sizzling encounter with growls and tongue slaps, and proceeds to a massive chorale. From this point until the end, the music swirls and burns as the Phoenix bird is engulfed in an out-of-control blaze of glory.
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