I'm now about 1:45 into the piece and I am still unsure of the structure. The first agitated section has now wound down to a lyrical saxophone melody over a staccato bass line. The agitated section is exciting and colorful and it uses many motives in different settings giving it unity and variety at the same time. The lyrical section which begins at measure 60 provides contrast by thinning the texture and being more sustained. At 81, the flutes and oboes will do a harmonized version of the saxophone melody at 64 while the saxophone will fill in some of the sustained notes with noodling.
I like what I am writing but always feel unsure of the piece until I can see where it is going. I think that once I finish this next session, the structure may become clearer.
Your comments are always welcomed.
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