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Colors (king-Smith)

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Ted King-Smith

Ted King-Smith

Subtitle: For Saxophone Ensemble

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 2013 I discovered that my mother has the neurological condition synesthesia, which is when one sensory reaction triggers another. In my mother’s case she sees colors when she hears music. I’ve encountered this specific neurological combination in several people and have been curious of its effects on the listener. After researching what affects the colors seen, I discovered that each person’s synesthesia was unique, and that often no two listeners with this condition saw the same image. So in this piece I strived to initiate as many colors as possible through changing orchestration, harmony, melody, moods, and utilizing the enormous range of the saxophone ensemble.

Colors was written for Zach Shemon and the University of Missouri – Kansas City Saxophone Ensemble in the fall of 2013.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Symphony (Steven D. Davis, conductor) – 12 March 2019
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wind Symphony (Steven D. Davis, conductor) – March 2014 *Premiere Performance*'

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • King-Smith, T. (2013) Colors: For Saxophone Ensemble [score]. Murphy Music Press: [United States].
  • Ted King-Smith website Accessed 12 March 2019