Category Archives: Sax & Other Instruments

Olfeig

RM870 Olfeig Kay ALTO SAX-BASS CLA-PNO
RM870 Olfeig Kay ALTO SAX-BASS CLA-PNO
Printed Book
Composer: Martin Kay
Composed: 2009 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Bass Clarinet Chamber Music, Piano Chamber Music, Sax & Other Instruments
ISMN: 979-0-720114-67-5 Catalogue: RM870
Level: C Country: Australia

Noir

RM784 Noir Goldstein ALTO SAX/BSN(VLA)/PNO
RM784 Noir Goldstein ALTO SAX/BSN(VLA)/PNO

Printed Book

Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 1999 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Bassoon Chamber Music, Piano Chamber Music, Sax & Other Instruments, Viola Chamber Music
ISMN: 979-0-720109-57-2 Catalogue: RM784
Level: E Country: United States

Quintet for Alto Saxophone and Strings

RM577 Quintet for Alto Saxophone & Strings Goldstein ALTO SAX/STRING QUARTET
RM577 Quintet for Alto Saxophone & Strings Goldstein ALTO SAX/STRING QUARTET

Printed Book

RM577e Quintet for Alto Saxophone & Strings Goldstein ALTO SAX/STRING QUARTET
RM577e Quintet for Alto Saxophone & Strings Goldstein ALTO SAX/STRING QUARTET

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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 2006 Duration: 18 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax & Other Instruments, String Quartet Chamber Music
ISMN: 979-0-720083-83-4 Catalogue: RM577
Level: E Country: United States

Performed by Kenneth Tse and the Escher String Quartet.

Program note:

Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet (2006) features three movements of wildly different character, all influenced by quite different kinds of music.  The first movement, “Bright and exuberant,” is simultaneously heroic and breezy.  Undulating near-minimalist figures in the strings accompany overarching melodies played by the saxophone.  The B section within this A-B-A’ form is more languid, while the outer A sections contain music that is buoyant and striving.

I think of the tune at the center of movement 2 (“Heartfelt and singing”) as an urban spiritual.  Though simple, it first finds itself in a bluesy if somewhat chromatically tortured chorale-like setting.  Four variations follow.  The first preserves the pace of the saxophone melody in a setting of pizzicato strings and short lamenting outbursts. The second variation poses quintuplet perpetual-motion arabesques against the melody while the cello plays with and against the quintuplets in rhythmic syncopation.  The third variation spins an uptempo jazz waltz out of the material while the fourth sets the tune lamentingly in surprising harmonies in the strings’ upper registers.  A cadenza for the saxophone brings the movement to a somber close.

The third movement is something of a middle-eastern dance, made rhythmically jagged by the everchanging meters.  Marked “Dancing, yet driving,” this movement emulates the A-B-A’ shape of the first.  However, the B section and the coda recapitulate the tune of the first movement, first in a melancholy mood and then in exuberant conclusion.

Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet is dedicated to saxophonist Kenneth Tse and the Escher String Quartet.


Kaleidoscope

RM777 Kaleidoscope Goldstein ALTO SAX/CLA/BSN/PNO
RM777 Kaleidoscope Goldstein ALTO SAX/CLA/BSN/PNO

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RM777e Kaleidoscope Goldstein ALTO SAX/CLA/BSN/PNO
RM777e Kaleidoscope Goldstein ALTO SAX/CLA/BSN/PNO

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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 2009 Duration: 9 mins.
Instrumentation: Bassoon Chamber Music, Clarinet Chamber Music, Piano Chamber Music, Sax & Other Instruments
ISMN: 979-0-720109-48-0 Catalogue: RM777
Level: E Country: United States

Performed by: Cory Barnfield (alto saxophone), Krista Wallace-Baz,(piano), JJ Koh (clarinet), Scott Erickson (bassoon)

I touched your glistening tears…

RM024 I touched your glistening tears... Broadstock SOPRANO SAX/VC/PNO
RM024 I touched your glistening tears... Broadstock SOPRANO SAX/VC/PNO

Printed Book

RM024e I touched your glistening tears... Broadstock SOPRANO SAX/VC/PNO
RM024e I touched your glistening tears... Broadstock SOPRANO SAX/VC/PNO

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Composer: Brenton Broadstock
Composed: 1998 Duration: 8 mins.
Instrumentation: Cello Chamber Music, Piano Chamber Music, Sax & Other Instruments
ISMN: M-720019-23-9 Catalogue: RM024
Level: D Country: Australia

 

Performed live by Barry Cockcroft (sax)

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