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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.

 

Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy

RM1102 Chromatic Fantasy Sax
RM1102 Chromatic Fantasy Sax

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RM1102e Chromatic Fantasy Sax
RM1102e Chromatic Fantasy Sax

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Composer: Kenneth Tse
Composed: 2018 Duration: 7 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720137-26-1 Catalogue: RM1102
Level: Country: United States

The Chromatic Fantasy by JS Bach arranged by American Saxophonist Kenneth Tse.

RM1102 Chromatic Fantasy

Mischief

RM1080 Mischief Goldstein SAX QUARTET SATB
RM1080 Mischief Goldstein SAX QUARTET SATB

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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

RM1060 Mischief Goldstein ALTO SAX/BASS CLA
RM1060 Mischief Goldstein ALTO SAX/BASS CLA

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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

All In – A Comprehensive Method for Jazz Saxophone

RM1058 All In Getz SAX
RM1058 All In Getz SAX

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RM1058e All In Getz SAX
RM1058e All In Getz SAX

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Composer: Noah Getz
Composed: 2008 Duration: mins.
Instrumentation: Alto Tutor Books, Baritone Tutor Books, Tenor Tutor Books
ISMN: 979-0-720129-97-6 Catalogue: RM1058
Level: C, D, E Country: United States

This volume (120+ pages) was created to provide a practice method for four years of study in jazz. The large majority of this book focuses on exercises and patterns that form the technical framework for this study and addresses the first element of this practice strategy. Exercises are in all twelve keys moving by step, chromatically, circle of 4ths, and minor thirds to prepare for common progressions. Key signatures in exercises are in the tonic key and some accidentals have been altered for ease of reading. The text in the beginning of this book explains how to take these technical exercises and create the eighth note lines which form the basis for many jazz solos.

Multiphonic Etudes (24 Pieces)

RM999 Etudes (24 pieces) Hall SAX
RM999 Etudes (24 pieces) Hall SAX

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RM999e Etudes (24 pieces) Hall SAX
RM999e Etudes (24 pieces) Hall SAX

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Composer: Randall Hall
Composed: 2009 Duration: 40 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720129-98-3 Catalogue: RM999
Level: E Country: United States

The goal of these etudes is to help students gain technical command of multiphonics and to become familiar with the phrasing, interpretation and notation of contemporary music. Multiphonics, or the simultaneous production of more then one note, are an important element of the new experimental style know as musique contemporaine, or contemporary music. The following studies are not a compressive listing of multiphonics, rather they introduced them progressively in a musical context. Technical mastery of multiophonics will require students to gain fluency in two areas. The simpler task is to learn the often awkward cross-fingerings characteristic of multiphonics. This is just a question of practicing individual multiphonics as they are encountered. More challenging is learning how to make multiphonics speak which will require a mastery of voicing, the correct placement of everything behind the lips, including the tongue, oral cavity, soft palate and throat. The best way to accomplish this is to become fluent in harmonics or overtones. A series of exercises on harmonics have been provided as preliminary studies. In addition to helping produce multiphonics the study of harmonics will also facilitate altissimo and a general improvement in sound production. If harmonics and multiphonics speak it is a good indication that proper embouchure, air support and voicing are being used.


Quatre Voyages (4 pieces)

RM967 Quatre Voyages (4 pieces) Winston TENOR SAX/PNO
RM967 Quatre Voyages (4 pieces) Winston TENOR SAX/PNO

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RM967e Quatre Voyages (4 pieces) Winston TENOR SAX/PNO
RM967e Quatre Voyages (4 pieces) Winston TENOR SAX/PNO

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Composer: Chris Winston
Composed: 2010 Duration: 18 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Tenor & Piano Level D
ISMN: 979-0-720129-01-3 Catalogue: RM967
Level: C, D Country: United States

1. Voyage d'été, 2. Automne Voyage, 3. Voyage d'hiver, Voyage de Printemps

Berceuse

RM934 Berceuse Rizzo-Weaver TENOR SAX/PNO
RM934 Berceuse Rizzo-Weaver TENOR SAX/PNO

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RM934e Berceuse Rizzo-Weaver TENOR SAX/PNO
RM934e Berceuse Rizzo-Weaver TENOR SAX/PNO

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Composer: Justin Rizzo-Weaver
Composed: 2011 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Tenor & Piano Level C
ISMN: 979-0-720119-30-4 Catalogue: RM934
Level: C Country: United States

Program Note:

This lovely, slightly jazzy lullaby in the French style is perfect for students seeking a pleasing slow piece for recital or private study. The melody derives from my unpublished song setting of the poem "Let Evening Come" by Jane Kenyon, reworked and adapted for saxophone. The music resonantes with the tone of tender acceptance in Kenyon's poem, with a few spikes and harmonic twists reminiscent of Poulenc.

Berceuse

RM901 Berceuse Rizzo-Weaver OB/PNO
RM901 Berceuse Rizzo-Weaver OB/PNO

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RM901e Berceuse Rizzo-Weaver OB/PNO
RM901e Berceuse Rizzo-Weaver OB/PNO

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Composer: Justin Rizzo-Weaver
Composed: 2011 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Oboe & Piano Level C
ISMN: 979-0-720114-97-2 Catalogue: RM901
Level: C Country: United States

Program Note:

This lovely, slightly jazzy lullaby in the French style is perfect for students seeking a pleasing slow piece for recital or private study. The melody derives from my unpublished song setting of the poem "Let Evening Come" by Jane Kenyon, reworked and adapted for oboe. The music resonantes with the tone of tender acceptance in Kenyon's poem, with a few spikes and harmonic twists reminiscent of Poulenc.

 

Recession Pieces

RM843 Recession Pieces Gaetano
RM843 Recession Pieces Gaetano

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Composer: Mario Gaetano
Composed: 2010 Duration: 7 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Percussion
ISMN: 979-0-720114-40-8 Catalogue: RM843
Level: D Country: United States