Mantis

Holt, S. (2005) Mantis. [Composition]

Abstract

For viola or tenor saxophone, duration 3 minutes. Premiered by Roger Chase (viola), who also commissioned the piece, on 16 February 2009 at the Stradivari Music and Arts Center, Chicago, USA. This work can be performed as the sixth part of the 'Terrain' cycle of six pieces (see https://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1462/). The other pieces in the cycle are 'String Sextet: the torturer's horse' (https://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1402/); 'Everything turns away' (https://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1396/); '3rd Quartet' (https://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/184/); 'Amapolas' (https://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1404/); and 'Telarañas' (https://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1403/). For further details on the Terrain cycle see: https://www.wisemusicclassical.com/work/54406/Terrain--Simon-Holt/

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