Japanese born Ryo Noda (b. 1948) has been hailed for his forward-looking, avant-garde compositions and innovative playing techniques. Murasaki No Fuchi 1 is no exception.
Noda's compositional achievements were significantly recognised in 1973 when he was awarded the SACEM Composition Prize. Murasaki No Fuchi 1 was published in 1981, at the height of his career. Exploiting extended techniques on the Saxophone to their full potential, Noda provides a detailed score with instruction. Moreover, a substantial glossary details each symbol and performance direction. Murasaki No Fuchi 1 is one of many significant works for solo Saxophone by the composer. For all saxophonists, Noda's Murasaki No Fuchi 1 is an excellent, varied addition to advanced repertoires.