TONGUE AND GROOVE
for Alto Saxophone and Marimba (Six-Mallet Version)
Instrumentation: alto saxophone and five octave marimba (six-mallet version)
Commissioned by CASE Arts Group, Inc. and a Consortium of Performers
Upcoming First World Premiere: Recital, Jeremy Justeson, alto saxophone, Robert Paterson, marimba, March 15, 2009, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, USA.
Publisher: Bill Holab Music
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The title, Tongue and Groove, is borrowed from carpentry, and is a method of fitting similar objects together edge to edge. In this piece, it refers to tonguing, a technique used on wind instruments to enunciate different notes, to the groovy feel of the marimba part and to oral sex. It also refers to the rhythmic interaction between the instruments and to how the different lines precisely follow each other. Tongue and Groove is also available in a four mallet version, and both versions were commissioned by CASE Arts Group Inc. and a consortium of performers.