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Raw power

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David T. Little

David T. Little

The preferred typography of this title is in lower case: raw power.

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00


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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

raw power was inspired by the proto-punk music of Iggy (Pop) and the Stooges, epitomized by his 1973 record of the same name. The work explores the heaviness, clangor and joyous honk found in Pop's music -- which, at least in the world of chamber music, can only be delivered by a sax quartet -- as well as the fascinating dichotomy of Pop's persona, which is like a well-mixed cocktail of one part dork and two parts danger. He's like the coolest, sexiest geek you'll never meet, and I wanted to try to somehow capture this confused energy in my composition.

Lasting approximately six minutes, raw power was commissioned by the Prism Quartet, and was premiered by them on June 4, 2010, at Symphony Space in New York City.

- Program Note by composere


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Prism Quartet (Philadelphia, Pa.) – 4 June 2010 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • David T. Little website Accessed 11 June 2020‎
  • Little, D. (2010). raw power: for saxophone quartet [score]. Project Schott New York: New York.