Duration: 3 mins Difficulty: Hard Earlier in 2015, Mary Osborn asked me to write her a piece to use in a competition in New Zealand at the end of the year. ‘Clock Malfunction,’ a piece for solo soprano saxophone tells the story of a broken grandfather clock and it’s attempt to keep ticking despite the fact that it’s falling apart. You’ll notice at the beginning of the piece that the clock seems to be functioning normally, however it very quickly starts to play up. Towards the middle of the piece after chiming out of sync the clock finally gives up on trying to complete it’s hourly duties and goes out of control completely. The piece ends with the clock realising that it will never be fixed and celebrating it’s quirkiness.
Clock Malfunction (Soprano or Alto Sax)