First performance: December 1990
Almeida Theatre, London - England
John Harle and the Smith Quartet
First performance (revised version): 3rd June, 2001
The Stables, Wavendon - England
John Harle and the Brodsky Quartet
In 1999 this work was substantially re-written, particularly the last movement. This
version was performed by John Harle and the Brodsky Quartet in June, 2001.
John Harle, with the Smith Quartet, performed the original Soprano Saxophone
Quintet in their inaugural concert at the Almeida Theatre, London; in December, 1990.
The idea behind this work was to create a unified ensemble sound as in traditional
quintet writing, such as in the numerous piano and clarinet quintets. The work is in
three contrasting movements.