Peter Bjuhr Composer

Peter Bjuhr Composer

Updates on 3PI

2010 August 21

Today I reached the final bar of the tenor sax concerto, which means that I now only have to concentrate on editing and layout. It is especially the tenor and bari sax concertos I have to look over. So, to summarize: I decided to make four concertos for saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone) and chamber orchestra. The whole project I now call 3PI because all the concertos have similar names which all starts with 3 Part I... All four concertos were partly composed parallelly, especially in terms of idea, structure and instrumentation. The names for the different concertos I came up with were: 3 Part Intervention - Interference with baroque (soprano sax), 3 Part Idiosyncrasy - Peculiar classical (tenor sax), 3 Part Interpretation - Applying the romantic (alto sax), 3 part Immediacy - Apprehending the 20th century (bari sax). (The titles tells part of the story, and I will not go deeper into it at the moment. Also the titles of the different movements are important, but they are not completely set yet and I will get back to this.) The 20th of April 2010 the first concerto, i.e. the soprano sax concerto were premiered. Because of the parallelism between all the concertos they all had to be quite developed, for me to be able to finish the soprano sax concerto for the first performance. The alto sax concerto was also in principle completed at the time of the premiere, but the tenor and bari sax concertos were still somewhat sketchy. Last week I made progress on the bari sax concerto and this week as I mentioned the tenor got a similar treatment. Some work remains, but it is mostly editing.

Peter Bjuhr

Peter Bjuhr Composer

Here I publish information of the music I've written. I also blog about my projects and thoughts about music in general.

I am a contemporary classical composer and compose music for classical musicians, but as you can see from my worklist I've also done other things - including live electronics, electroacoustic music (eam) and music for other types of ensembles (e.g. a jazz trio).

My works have been performed globally, including Europe, Asia and North America.

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