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David Sartor

David Sartor

General Info

Year: 1977 - revised 1983
Duration: c. 17:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Metamorphic Music
Cost: Score & Parts - $65.00 (printed) $48.75 (pdfs)   |   Score Only - n/a


Full Score
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Like the geometric figure of the same name, Polygon presents a closed structure of tangent themes with but one common center. The center is an eight-pitch motto sequence stated at the beginning by the horn, consisting of a three-pitch descending figure repeated one step lower and followed by a turn upward. Although the full motto is heard frequently, the three-pitch descending figure soon becomes a motivic obsession of the work. This motive is found embedded in subsequent themes and transitions and occurs in a variety of background guises; even the tonal centers marking the ends of the three movements trace its shape.

Polygon was the winner of the 1993 Fine Arts Award, a national composition contest for chamber music held annually by Illinois State University. The composer was Guest Composer at the university's Fine Arts Festival in November of 1993, where the work received its premiere.

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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  • Broad Street Brass Quintet - 18 November 2006; MTSU Brass Performance Clinic, Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
  • Broad Street Brass Quintet - 8 November 2006; Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
  • Broad Street Brass Quintet - 26 October 2006; Society of Composers Inc. Regional Conference, Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Works for Winds by this Composer

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