Way Trough Ratabhachta III (2000)
baritone saxophone solo, 14’
"Ratabhachta" is the name of a narrow lane in the Dublin district
Finglas. In 1986 I used the map of this part of the town to compose the
variation cycle "Vergessen an Archem (Hier) – I never walked
the likely Finglas Ratabhachta".
Still, I’ve never been to Dublin. Nevertheles, since 1997 I began rewriting parts of the first movement of those variations into solo pieces on demand of a number of instrumentalists.
"Way Through Ratabhachta II" was encouraged by saxophonist Reimar Volker.