Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

Color Me Blue – new music for soprano saxophone, 2 vibraphones, and double bass

What happens when counterpoint meets jazz? Lot’s of interesting things. Colorful progressions, virtuoso solo passages, and a little bit of a “mood” are all found in my new composition Color Me Blue for soprano saxophone, 2 vibraphones, and double bass. This is not quite a standard set of instruments, but an interesting combination nevertheless.

Since, beside being a composer, I am also a graphic artist, it would not surprise anyone to know that I draw inspiration from visual art. I often think of harmonic progressions as hues of color, although I do not associate specific colors with specific chords. (And this would be an interesting topic for another post!)

Learn more about the piece here.

©2007 Dosia McKay

2 comments on “Color Me Blue – new music for soprano saxophone, 2 vibraphones, and double bass

  1. Erling Dyste
    March 30, 2008

    Hi. Is it possible to order your music (pay via PayPal), and download it as PDF?

    Regards Erling Dyste

  2. Dosia McKay
    March 30, 2008

    Hi Erling,

    Yes, you can order my music and pay via Paypal. However I do not sell PDF versions of my scores. My scores are laser printed on cardstock paper and professionally bound. All my works are listed at http://www.dosiamckay.com/music.shtml

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