New Music for Solo Saxophone:
The Solo Sessions Project

In 2020, during the various periods of lockdown around the world, some of Amy's composer friends wrote solo pieces for her to perform online, from home. The Solo Sessions project blossomed and many new pieces were added to the solo saxophone repertoire. During the year, Amy filmed her performances of these new works, and the composers shared their thoughts about the music and how they related to the Covid crisis, in video interviews. The Solo Sessions can be found on Amy's YouTube channel:

Matthew Hindson: "Heroes"

World Premiere: 28 May, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project 

Score available from Faber Music 

Brett Dean: "Bunker Music II"

World Premiere: 6 October, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project 

Score available from Boosey & Hawkes

Ross Edwards: Five Bird Solos for Solo Saxophone:

"Bird in the Soul"

World Premiere: 5 June, 2020

"Halcyon"

World Premiere: 21 June, 2020

"Chirp"

World Premiere: 28 September, 2020

"Crow Dance"

World Premiere: 15 December, 2020

"Reverie on a Mountain Bird Call"

World Premiere: 19 December, 2020

Scores available from Australian Music Centre

Nigel Hess: "My Love is Fair"

World Premiere: 19 November, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project

John Ashton Thomas: "If You'd Seen This"

World Premiere:

Mvt 1: 5 May, 2020

Mvt 2: 5 August, 2020

Mvt 3: 29 October, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project

Richard Blackford: "A Season of Stillness"

World Premiere: 8 May, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project

Chris Walden: "Ahead of the Curve"

World Premiere: 28 April, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project

Score available from Sheet Music Plus

Kenneth Fuchs: "Orion Indigo"

World Premiere: 19 May, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project

Score available from Presto Music 

Eduardo Angulo: "El Redención De Quirón"

World Premiere: 30 June, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project 

Katia Beaugeais: "Re-emerging"

World Premiere: 13 May, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project

Score available from Australian Music Centre

Marcus Blunt: Two Responses to Lockdown:

1: "Solitude" 

World Premiere: 13 June, 2020

2: "Togetherness"

World Premiere: 5 October, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project

Score available from Scottish Music Centre

Martin Butler: "Body Electric"

World Premiere: 5 November, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project 

Stuart Greenbaum: "(Carry Me) Across the Water"

World Premiere: 17 August, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project

Score available from Australian Music Centre

Elena Kats-Chernin: "As if from a Distance"

World Premiere: 13 July, 2020

Score available from Boosey & Hawkes

Ivan Moody: "Bird in Space"

World Premiere: 8 September, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project 

Tarik O'Regan: "Machine"

World Première: 4 September, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project

Chris Rogerson: "Four Simple Songs"

World Premiere: 28 December, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project

Toby Young: "Ralph"

World Premiere: 26 July, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project 

Ben Gaunt: "East Coast, in the Rain"

World Premiere: 20 October, 2020

Amy Dickson's Solo Sessions Project