Sean William Calhoun | Composer and pianist

Maelstrom, for thirteen saxophones (2019) – 7'30"

Maelstrom rises, roiling from the depths with a few elemental motives — overlapping scales and a rocking figure, spiraling up to the main melody, high in the tenor’s range. These continue turning through the rest of the piece, with passages of development of these motives rotating back into broad statements of the theme. It was composed for the Eastman Saxophone Project.