Category Archives: Sax Alto & Piano Level D

Tycho, Tycho, Tycho

RM919 Tycho, Tycho, Tycho Firth ALTO SAX/PNO
RM919 Tycho, Tycho, Tycho Firth ALTO SAX/PNO
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RM919e Tycho, Tycho, Tycho Firth ALTO SAX/PNO
RM919e Tycho, Tycho, Tycho Firth ALTO SAX/PNO
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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2003 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level D
ISMN: 979-0-720119-15-1 Catalogue: RM919
Level: D Country: Australia

Performed by Janet Webb (flute) & Jocelyn Edey Fazzone (piano)

Tycho, Tycho, Tycho is dedicated to my dear friend and mentor Maestro Tommy Tycho. Tommy has spent 60 years working in Australia as a composer, arranger, pianist and conductor. Not only is he one of the finest arrangers and orchestrators on the scene today but he is also a mentor and role model for hundreds of Australian musicians and students.

Tycho, Tycho, Tycho was inspired by the tune Tico, Tico and apart from the fact that it makes a fun little play on Tommy’s name, it is also very much how I perceive the great Maestro’s spirit to be.

The first theme carries within it the feel of the original Tico, Tico but the melody is of course completely different and much more difficult to perform at the recommended tempo. The student is advised to work through each difficult passage slowly and carefully by focusing on the threads of logical thought that bind them together.

It is important however not to allow the feel of the work to bog down or become too precise and sterile as there must always be an air of ease and fun throughout, even if you feel as though your fingers just dropped off of your hand. It should be performed at the liveliest tempo that the performer can manage and remember to shout as loud as you can in the Hey! at bar 103 and then come back in when you’re ready to.

Tycho, Tycho,Tycho is quite a challenge but it’s a lot of fun when you finally get it all together.

Enjoy!

Andy Firth

Fault Lines

RM785 Fault Lines Goldstein ALTO SAX/PNO
RM785 Fault Lines Goldstein ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM785e Fault Lines Goldstein ALTO SAX/PNO
RM785e Fault Lines Goldstein ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 1998 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level D
ISMN: 979-0-720109-58-9 Catalogue: RM785
Level: D Country: United States

"Fault Lines"  performed by lithuanian saxophonist Arvydas Kazlauskas and latvian pianist Reinis Zarins.

Winter’s End

RM426 Winter
RM426 Winter

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RM426e Winter
RM426e Winter

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Composer: Peter Allis
Composed: 2007 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: 979-0-720083-05-6 Catalogue: RM426
Level: D Country: Australia

Sonatina

RM375 Sonatina Charlton ALTO SAX/PNO
RM375 Sonatina Charlton ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM375e Sonatina Charlton ALTO SAX/PNO
RM375e Sonatina Charlton ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Richard Charlton
Composed: 2004 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 7,
HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720071-32-9 Catalogue: RM375
Level: D Country: Australia

Duke’s Crusade

RM371 Duke’s Crusade Batterham ALTO SAX/PNO
RM371 Duke’s Crusade Batterham ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM371e Duke’s Crusade Batterham ALTO SAX/PNO
RM371e Duke’s Crusade Batterham ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Andrew Batterham
Composed: 2003 Duration: 7 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 7,
HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720071-28-2 Catalogue: RM371
Level: D Country: Australia

Habanera

RM328 Habanera Kay ALTO SAX/PNO
RM328 Habanera Kay ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM328e Habanera Kay ALTO SAX/PNO
RM328e Habanera Kay ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Martin Kay
Composed: 2002 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 8,
HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720067-86-5 Catalogue: RM328
Level: D Country: Australia

The habanera, as a genre, originated in Cuba during the 19th century. It evolved from the contradansa, which arrived in Cuba from France via refugees fleeing the Haitian revolution. By the 20th the habanera had become a musical relic in Cuba, but after travelling back across the sea with sailors, it became so popular in European salons that composers as illustrious as Ravel (Piece en Forme De Habanera) and Georges Bizet (Carmen) had composed tunes using its characteristic rhythm and exotic flavour.

 

Martin Kay’s Habanera employs the tradition very freely.

 

 

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