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Blue Work


Hazine (Treasure)

for saxophone

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  9m

Year:  2008
Duration:  9m

Composer:   Yvette Audain

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About

Egyptian Ella and The Sheik of Araby have always been two of my favourite tunes to play as a jazz clarinetist. I have also dabbled in Gypsy-influenced musics with a couple of friends in the folk instrumental band Doris. These influences have certainly come through in this piece, but mainly it was my work in music education that inspired me to write a piece with a Middle Eastern flavour, as among the many students with whom I am blessed is a tenor saxophonist from Turkey. Hence my choice of title, Hazine – pronounced ‘ha-ZEE-nay’ – being a Turkish word.

I have also been working to expand my own modal knowledge, in this piece choosing to explore several darker modes (locrian, for example) with which I am not as familiar as I am with the more common ones (such as dorian). Another scale I have chosen to feature is a Turkish makam.

– Yvette Audain


Commissioned note

Requested by The Committee to write this piece for their 2008 Clocktower concert


Dedication note

Dedicated to Erinc Yikar


Contents note

one movement


Performance history

29 Aug 2008: Performed by Yvette Audain (tenor saxophone) at University of Auckland Clocktower, Auckland

04 Feb 2009: Performed by Yvette Audain (tenor saxophone) at the Basement Theatre, Auckland, as part of the launch for the inaugural Auckland Fringe Festival

01 Mar 2009: Time's Past

05 Jul 2009: Nelson Composers Workshop 2009

06 Mar 2011: Grooves Unspoken: Music by Yvette Audain

07 May 2011: Performed by Yvette Audain (alto saxophone) as part of Printable Reality's "In Voice and Music" series, at Pah Homestead, Hillsborough, in Auckland

06 Jul 2011: Performed by Simon Brew (saxophone) as part of the 2011 Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival

27 Oct 2012: Performed by Yvette Audain (soprano saxophone) at the Surrey Hills Music Festival in Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Australia.

17 Jan 2013: Performed by Yvette Audain (soprano saxophone), at Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia.

22 Sep 2013: EQUINOX | The Committee

02 Aug 2014: Performed by Yvette Audain at Cafe One Two One, Auckland, as part of the release event for Audain's 'Grooves Unspoken' album

19 Oct 2014: Performed by Yvette Audain at Meow, Wellington, as part of the release event for Audain's 'Grooves Unspoken' album

Performed by Yvette Audain (alto saxophone).

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