RANT! is a portrait of the saxophonist Jess Gillam: her energy, her sound and her presence, painted in music from her own part of England. A ‘rant’ in the tradition of English folk music is an energetic dance and means ‘to make merry’ – a reflection of Jess’s fearless and exuberant performances. RANT! draws on Cumbrian folk tunes sourced from Ed Heslam’s unique folk music resource Music of Cumberland and Westmoreland, as well as several tunes composed by Ed himself. This advanced piece is suitable for soprano saxophone or clarinet with piano accompaniment.