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Composer: Perry Goldstein

Quintet for Alto Saxophone and Strings – SAX PART ONLY

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: Duration: 18 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax & Other Instruments
ISMN: 979-0-720083-83-4 Catalogue: RM577
Level: E Country: United States

This is for the saxophone part only. The full piece is available with parts and score here:

Quintet for Alto Saxophone and Strings

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.

 

Mischief

RM1080e Mischief Goldstein SAX QUARTET SATB
RM1080e Mischief Goldstein SAX QUARTET SATB
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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 2011 Duration: 7 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Quartet SATB Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720137-21-6 Catalogue: RM1080
Level: E Country: United States

Mischief

RM1060e Mischief Goldstein ALTO SAX/BASS CLA
RM1060e Mischief Goldstein ALTO SAX/BASS CLA
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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 2011 Duration: 7 mins.
Instrumentation: Bass Clarinet Chamber Music, Sax Alto & Bass Clarinet
ISMN: 979-0-720137-02-5 Catalogue: RM1060
Level: E Country: United States

Motherless Child Variations

RM780e Motherless Child Variations Goldstein SAX QUARTET SATB
RM780e Motherless Child Variations Goldstein SAX QUARTET SATB
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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 2002 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Quartet SATB Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720109-52-7 Catalogue: RM780
Level: E Country: United States

Performed by the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet

Total Absorption

RM786e Total Absorption Goldstein BARI SAX
RM786e Total Absorption Goldstein BARI SAX
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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 1999 Duration: 4’30 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Baritone, Sax Solo Tenor
ISMN: 979-0-720109-59-6 Catalogue: RM786
Level: E Country: United States

Saxophone version for either solo tenor saxophone or solo baritone saxophone - dedicated to Taimur Sullivan & Kenneth Tse.

Fault Lines

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.

Noir

RM784e Noir Goldstein ALTO SAX/BSN(VLA)/PNO
RM784e Noir Goldstein ALTO SAX/BSN(VLA)/PNO
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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


The Abundant Air

RM627e The Abundant Air Goldstein eScore
RM627e The Abundant Air Goldstein eScore
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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 2003 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Quartet SATB & Band
ISMN: 979-0-720100-56-2 Catalogue: RM627
Level: E Country: United States

The Abundant Air: Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Band (2003)
Dedicatees: West Point Saxophone Quartet, U.S. Military Academy Band, Col. Thomas Rotondi, Jr.
Premiere: West Point Saxophone Quartet, U.S. Military Academy Band, Col. Thomas Rotondi, Jr. United States Military Academy, West Point, Eisenhower Hall, April 16, 2004

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Quintet for Alto Saxophone and Strings

RM577e Quintet for Alto Saxophone & Strings Goldstein ALTO SAX/STRING QUARTET
RM577e Quintet for Alto Saxophone & Strings Goldstein ALTO SAX/STRING QUARTET
Digital Download eScore
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.

The Saxophone Part is also available separately.

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.