|In Memoriam Django Reinhardt
Theme and Two Variations for Saxophone Quartet
|Date of composition||Spring 1972|
|Type of work||Concert music|
|Musical forces||Saxophone Quartet|
|Notes||Published by Dorn Publications, Inc., USA; written for the London Saxophone Quartet; movements are: 1. Prelude; 2. Elegy; 3. Django Reinhardt’s Stomp|
…a tender, almost melting little song with two variations … a very refined piece in a deliberately innocent style.
—La Sesia (Vercelli, Italy), 1st December 1972
…the better-sweet melody, in ballad form … that musical gusto which appears to be uncontrived, but is actually consciously constructed and finely chiselled into shape.
—Angelo Gilardino, Strumenti e Musica, May 1973
…makes no claim to imitate the Old Man himself but only to evoke the era in which he lived, and this it does very successfully.
—Mary Criswick, The Musical Times, January 1974
…the catchy jazz idiom of Carey Blyton’s “In Memoriam Django Reinhardt”…
—D.O., The Oxford Mail, 9th March 1974
…the enchanting simplicity of its melodic invention.
—I.H-M., The Croydon Advertiser, 18th March 1976
…has wit and charm, as well as firm craftsmanship.
—David Shellan, Kentish Times, 28th September 1978