YouTube-Freund describes “Sunscapes'” Musical Language

Award-winning composer and Indiana University Professor of Composition Don Freund presents a series of videos on various music composition topics. Here, Freund demonstrates the spectrum of fifths concept and their employment in his work Sunscapes for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra by exploring motifs from the first movement. The concerto was inspired by the scintillating brilliance and warmth of the sun at Hua Hin, Thailand’s royal beach resort, coinciding with plans to write a concerto for alto saxophone, which happens to be the beloved instrument of the King of Thailand. Sunscapes was written for David Effron, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and Saxophonist Joe Lulloff and is available from Lauren Keiser Music Publishing.