Composer: Perry Goldstein

The Abundant Air

RM627 The Abundant Air Goldstein SAX QUARTET-BAND
RM627 The Abundant Air Goldstein SAX QUARTET-BAND

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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

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

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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)

Sonata

RM388 Sonata Goldstein SOPRANO SAX/PNO
RM388 Sonata Goldstein SOPRANO SAX/PNO

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RM388e Sonata Goldstein SOPRANO SAX/PNO
RM388e Sonata Goldstein SOPRANO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 2006 Duration: 19 mins.
Instrumentation: Featured, Sax Soprano & Piano
ISMN: M-720071-45-9 Catalogue: RM388
Level: E Country: United States

Performed live by Rompduo

Performed live by saxophonist Joseph Lulloff and pianist Jun Okada.

 

Heaven

RM217 Heaven Goldstein ALTO SAX/PNO
RM217 Heaven Goldstein ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM217e Heaven Goldstein ALTO SAX/PNO
RM217e Heaven Goldstein ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 2005 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level E
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade Certificate of Performance
ISMN: M-720059-85-3 Catalogue: RM217
Level: E Country: United States

Performed by Rompduo