Kenneth Wilkinson

saxophonist | composer

Current Projects

Ravel String Quartet arrangement

I'm in the final editing stages of an arrangement, for saxophone quartet, of the String Quartet in F major by Maurice Ravel. The arrangement is based on the 1905 score containing his fourth set of corrections.

Quirk saxophone quartet

We're experimenting with ways of working that enable us to move our projects forward.

Quirk Music

Quirk Music is the home of the Quirk saxophone quartet. I've expanded the Quirk website to include ecommerce. You can buy compositions and arrangements by members of the quartet supplied as PDFs via digital download.

Sarah Markham - Teaching and Project Platform

This website provides a platform for saxophonist Sarah Markham to support her students online. It's made up of secure areas, each specific to the institution or participants in the various projects. New projects are added each month.

Recent Projects

Three Angels

A graphic score for saxophone ensemble, using traditional notational elements. The score of Three Angels is a representation of sound and texture rather than a prescription of sound. The composition is similar to a painting, comprising of a background texture, percussive interjections and a solo ...

Nine Pieces for Five Players

New recording by Quirk saxophone quartet. Nine Pieces for Five Players by renowned composer and saxophonist Richard Ingham was originally commissioned and written for the Plume Quintet. The original wind quintet version was later rewritten as a saxophone quintet for the Quirk saxophone quartet, ...

Giovanni Gambaro - Quartet in D minor

An arrangement for saxophone quartet of the Quartet in D minor by Giovanni Battista Gambaro. The original work by Gambaro was a collection of three quartets written for flute, clarinet, horn and bassoon. This quartet (the second in the collection) substitutes soprano saxophone for flute, alto ...

Clockwork

'Somewhere, distant, the ancient mechanism of an old clock can only just be heard'. A simple piece for one or more saxophones. This piece portrays a clockwork mechanism, relying on the performer/s creating an almost inaudible texture of soft sounds. It is most effective performed by an ensemble, ...

Fragile Dyads

Fragile Dyads: small fragile units of sound building up into a larger moving texture. Narrow bands of controlled instability, exhibiting fragility and flaws giving a natural life span. Reflecting the fragility and complexity of life, the dyads (two sounds played simultaneously) are produced using ...