© Cheryl Frances-Hoad 2019

Sarcanthus

For Tenor Saxophone
(2012) 6 minutes

Commissioned by Matt London for his debut CD, Speak NowPremiered at the World Saxophone Congress at St. Andrews University, Scotland on July 10th, 2012.

Programme note


This piece is inspired by Amy Johnson’s pioneering and record breaking flight to Australia in 1930. I have recently completed an opera about Amy, and this work uses and develops some of the themes from it. David Hockney’s A Bigger PIcture exhibition, which includes paintings of Amy’s home county, also provided inspiration. The title refers to a perfume that was named after Amy: one of many tributes to her success.

© Cheryl Frances-Hoad, 2012

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Buy Speak Now, Matt London's CD featuring Sarcanthus

Listen to an excerpt of Sarcanthus on Soundcloud