Dance No. 4, for Saxophones (2004) by Colin Eatock published on 2022-02-05T15:45:11Z Performed by the Whoop Group, Warsaw, Poland The composer writes: This piece for saxophone quartet is an arrangement of the fourth movement of my Quartet of Dances (2004), for string quartet. The short, lively piece adheres to no established genre: it is not a waltz, a tango, a foxtrot, or any other specific kind of dance. I call it a “dance” because it is essentially rhythmic rather than melodic in its conception, with an irregular yet emphatic pulse throughout. As well, the piece comes with its own built-in little manifesto: there is too much seriousness in contemporary music. I claim no exemption from my own criticism, as some of my own works unabashedly strive for profundity and gravity. But in this piece, I have tried to inject some joie de vivre into new music.