NYC Traffic Jam
|Grade 3 - Saxophone Quartet|
Notes from the composer:
"This piece was partially inspired by Leonard Bernstein's "Prelude Fugue and Riffs" which includes a sax quartet section. The title is not too important to me, it could just as easily be called "Sax Quartet No.1." It is not program music. "NYC Traffic Jam" received 1st place in the 2017 "Jack Stone Award for New Music" which is a national composition competition for all community college composers. It showcases my love of jazz as well as showcasing many different styles, rhythms, and melodies which are exchanged constantly throughout the piece in order to keep the listener interested."
Sam Rainey is currently attending North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He intends to pursue a degree in composition at the University of Idaho.