Chamber Ensemble

Posted By On 01 Mar 2019

alto saxophone & string quartet (+double bass ad lib.) 5′


Ties Mellema

First Performer

Ties Mellema – baritone saxophone, the EnAccord String Quartet & Wilmar de Visser – double bass, Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 8th of February 2013


Guillermo Lago
Score and parts available on this site € 25,-

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Program notes

Ties Mellema (for whom Lago wrote ‘Strong Ties’ in 2008) gave Lago a call in the summer of 2010 to tell him about a new project he was working at. A tribute to the music of ‘Prince’, one of Ties’ musical heroes. And he asked if Lago was interested in writing a piece for this project and if this could be based on Sign O Times, a genuine Prince classic.  Sign O New Times is the result of this renewed and continuous collaboration with Ties. A five minute piece that refers freely to Prince’s original.