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Triangulum

Triangulum (2010) for soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone

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Triangulum for soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, and piano receives its form from the equilateral triangle.  The harmony focuses on the augmented triad, which divides the octave into three equal parts. When mapped onto a pitch wheel, the augmented triad forms an equilateral triangle. Also, the piece is divided into three parts, each one centered on a member of the C augmented triad.

The name of the piece is taken from the constellation that shares the same name. The constellation, which was named by Ptolemy in the second century AD, consists of three stars that together form an isosceles triangle.

Triangulum is dedicated to Drew Sevel and Zach Hinson, who commissioned and premiered the piece.

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