Fantasy, Op. 53

by Louie Madrid Calleja



For 2 alto saxophones and 1 tenor saxophone. It was composed in 1995 as a request by a saxophone instructor at York University. It was completed one week later and performed during the second semester.

It is in the form of a French overture (slow-fast-slow) - the first part is a nostalgic and lamenting chorale reminiscent of 16th century music (with some clusters); the second part is a "danse macabre" in 10/8 meter that makes use of a repeating "organum" sounding rhythmic figure. The opening chorale (shortened) is recapitulated to conclude the piece.


released March 15, 1995
Bill O'Brien (alto saxophone)
Dana Kimpel (alto saxophone)
Sandra Ignaciuk (tenor saxophone)



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Louie Madrid Calleja Toronto

Born and raised in the Republic of the Philippines, Louie came to Canada in 1988. His composition teachers include the late James Tenney and David Mott.

His music has been performed by artists such as Measha Brueggergosman and groups such as the Volga Band , the Continuum Ensemble, and Puellae Orantes Girls Choir.

He is a member of the CBA (Ontario) and the Canadian League of Composer
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