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Doctor

5 mins, saxophone quartet

Doctor portrays the daily routine of a ward doctor. My husband and many of my friends are doctors, and I wrote this piece as a tribute to them, and their vital but often quite mundane work. I had in mind all the repetitive and minor tasks that make up much a job which is, overall, pretty noble and grand.

The music is all based on the first chords that are played, and tells a story bit by bit. It begins with a slow section – waking up, and a long day which quickens as work accumulates. The piece ends with a fast, fading, final section – memories of a busy day spiralling around before sleep.

Released on Live at Listenpony: Laefer Quartet

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Past performances
  1. Part of St David's Hall 'nightmusic' series, performed by the Laefer Quartet.

  2. Performed by Laefer Quartet, part of "Music on the Green" in Esher.

  3. Premiere - performed by the Laefer Quartet