Instrumentation: alto saxophone and piano
Score Example: Terra Incognita
Commissioned by Jean Lansing
Premiered at the North American Saxophone Alliance Regional IV Meeting; University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas; March 4, 1988.
Published: by Dorn Publications
Recording: Carolyn J. Bryan, alto saxophone; Karla Rocker, piano
Notes: The title means “Unknown Territory” as was used to describe uncharted areas of the world on early maps. In addition to the geographical connotation, the work may evoke a voyage of discovery into the inner landscape of the psyche. The piece utilizes various timbral possibilities of the alto saxophone and piano, including glissandos, timbral trills, and “inside the piano” work.