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Joby Talbot

Publisher: Chester Music

Blue Cell (2001)
commissioned by The Apollo Saxophone Quartet, with funds made available by North West Arts
Chester Music Ltd
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
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Joby Talbot Blue Cell (2001)
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  • Ensemble
    Duke Quartet, Apollo Sax Quartet et al
    Black Box:
  • 19 MAY 2006
    Bury St Edmunds Festival 2006
    Bury St Edmunds, UK
    Apollo Saxophone Quartet
  • 29 JAN 2005
    Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
    Apollo Saxophone Quartet
  • 01 DEC 2004
    Atlantic Waves
    Compton Terrace Street
    Apollo Saxophone Quartet
  • 04 NOV 2001
    Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
    Apollo Saxophone Quartet
  • 02 NOV 2001
    Erin Arts Centre, Isle of Man
    Apollo Saxophone Quartet

    Other Dates:
    4 November - Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
  • 26 OCT 2001
    Old Town Hall, Hemel Hampstead
    Apollo Saxophone Quartet

    Other Dates:
    27 October - Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
    31 October - Ocean, London
  • 18 MAY 2001
    Blue Cell World Premiere
    Brighton Festival
    Apollo Saxophone Quartet

In Blue Cell, Talbot avoids the tediously virtuosic shtick commonly associated with writing for all-saxophone groups, producing one of the most credible saxophone quartet pieces I've ever heard.
Barry Witherden, Gramophone,01/02/2003
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