A short comedic duet.

(Alto Saxophone and Piano).
Total duration ca. 2 minutes (2013)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work.
8 pages, 8.5" x 11".


Premiered in November 2013 in Boise, Idaho,
by Vanessa Sielert, alto saxophone and Kristin Elgersma, piano.

Also available for Oboe and Piano.
Also available for Clarinet and Piano.
Also available for Violin and Harpsichord.
Also available for Viola and Harpsichord.

and probably a number of other pairings, too!



BRAT was adapted from SCHERZO, the third movement of Sonata for Piano Scherzo


Audio clip of Scherzo performed by Beatrix Klein.


New American Piano Music CD
Sonata for Piano is featured on Teresa McCollough's Innova Recordings CD, New American Piano Music (innova 552). Click CD for more info.

View pages of the score

Listen to a demo of Brat

hear Brat

Listen to Scherzo

hear Scherzo


Email Alex for the access code
to download a perusal score
of the alto sax version!

download perusal score


Purchase the score

Score and part available from Activist Music for $25.00 print, $17.00 digital.





Brat is a showpiece that features something rare in concert music: physical comedy! After the two minutes flat in which the duo plays-- and, acts-- "as fast as clownishly possible," the audience may go home thinking that they just went to the circus with the ghosts of Sergei Prokofiev, Bela Bartok and Victor Borge.




Enjoy this video of the version of BRAT for alto sax and piano,
with Vanessa Sielert, sax, and Kristin Elgersma, piano:




Here's a video of the version of BRAT for oboe and piano,
with Alyssa Morris, oboe, and Amanda Arrington, piano:


Brat, page 1

Brat, page 1
Brat, page 4    
Brat, page 4

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