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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.

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.

 

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)

Sky Mirror

RM663 Sky Mirror Jordan SHAK/EGTR/STRING QUARTET
RM663 Sky Mirror Jordan SHAK/EGTR/STRING QUARTET

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RM663e Sky Mirror Jordan SHAK/EGTR/STRING QUARTET
RM663e Sky Mirror Jordan SHAK/EGTR/STRING QUARTET

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Composer: Derrik Jordon
Composed: 2008 Duration: 15 mins.
Instrumentation: Guitar Chamber Music, Shakuhachi, String Quartet Chamber Music
ISMN: 979-0-720100-92-0 Catalogue: RM663
Level: D Country: United States

1. Floating Clouds
2. Stirs the Surface
3. Everything is Alive

Le Api

RM654 Le Api Tse ALTO SAX/PNO
RM654 Le Api Tse ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM654e Le Api Tse ALTO SAX/PNO
RM654e Le Api Tse ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Kenneth Tse
Composed: 1905 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720100-83-8 Catalogue: RM654
Level: E Country: United States

RM654 Le Api

Performed on soprano saxophone by Kenneth Tse

Also available for Soprano Saxophone

Antonio Pasculli was born on October 13th, 1842 in Palermo.  He began his career as a virtuosic oboist at the age of 14 and by the time he was 18, was professor of oboe and English horn at the Regio Conservatorio di Palermo, a position he held until he became blind in 1913.

He was appointed director of the Corpo Municipale di Musica di Palermo in 1879, but due to his advancing blindness he withdrew from active concert life in 1884 and lived until 1924. Pasculli composed numerous fantasies for oboe and orchestra on themes from the operas of Bellini, Donizetti, Meyerbeer, Rossini and Verdi. His compositions were often considered to be too difficult to be performed and therefore were forgotten by oboists until modern times.

Le Api for oboe and piano was first published in 1905 and was dedicated to the Conservatorio di Musica di Palermo. Although similar to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee, Le Api was written first, and is part of the three virtuosic studies Pasculli wrote for the oboe. From a postscript to the third study we learn that these were first performed in the big hall of the Conservatorio di musica in Milan on July 14, 1874.

The long legato ties are performed with circular breathing and there is only one place where the player can take a breath (break between phrases) in the entire piece.

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