Exam: AMEB Saxophone Alto

Crazy Logic

RM224 Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM224 Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
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RM224e Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM224e Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2006 Duration: 13 mins.
Instrumentation: Featured, Sax Alto & Piano Level E
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade LMusA
ISMN: M-720067-31-5 Catalogue: RM224
Level: E Country: Australia

Performed by Rompduo

Crazy Logic (for alto saxophone and piano, 2006) was composed at the invitation of saxophonist Barry Cockcroft and pianist Adam Pinto (RompDuo) for premiere performance at the 2006 Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, VIC, Australia.

Subsequent performances of the work include:
• Gerard McChrystal (saxophone) & Mary Dullea (pianist) @ Wigmore Hall, London, UK;
• Barry Cockcroft (saxophone) & Darrell Partin (piano) @ the 34th International Saxophone Symposium, Fairfax, VA, USA;
• Anhinga PianoSAX Duo @ 2011 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 4 Conference, Huntsville, Texas, USA;
• Jabra Latham (saxophone) & Karen Smithies (pianist) at The Ballroom, Epsom House, Pontville, Tasmania, Australia;
• RompDuo @ 2011 Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Symposium, Melbourne, Australia;
• Tim Roberts (sax) & Renate Rohlfing (piano) @ Selmer Paris Dragon Bird Event, Steinway Hall, NYC, NY, USA.

In composing the work, I have chosen to use musical ideas of a mostly intense and driving nature. My melodic lines comprise semiquavers which twist, scurry, and traverse up, down and around the musical staves at a great pace.

Furthermore, the two instrumentalists often play in unison or at the octave, lending added urgency and directness to the music.

While a softer, more reflective mood is revealed at the heart of the work, it is the energetic music with its chromatic kinks, jagged contours and wide leaps that elicits, for me, the ‘crazy’ mood alluded to in the work’s title.

In stitching my ‘crazy’ music together, I have aimed to afford the work a certain logic by virtue of balanced phrasing and fluent transitions between sections of the work.

I thank Barry and Adam for inviting me to compose this work and for giving the work its premiere performance. M.O.

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

My Favourite Tenor Saxophone Tutor Book Accompaniments

RM129 My Favourite Tenor Saxophone Tutor Book Accompaniments Vendy-Cockcroft PNO ACCOMPS
RM129 My Favourite Tenor Saxophone Tutor Book Accompaniments Vendy-Cockcroft PNO ACCOMPS

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Composer: Barry Cockcroft Editor, Graeme Vendy
Composed: 2005 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: My Favourite Tutor Books, Tenor Tutor Books
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 1,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 2,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 3
ISMN: M-720059-16-7 Catalogue: RM129
Level: A - Easy, B Country: Australia

Octennial Song

RM095 Octennial Song Greenbaum SAX
RM095 Octennial Song Greenbaum SAX

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RM095e Octennial Song Greenbaum SAX
RM095e Octennial Song Greenbaum SAX

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 2003 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 7,
AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade 7,
HSC Saxophone Alto,
HSC Saxophone Tenor,
VCE Saxophone Alto,
VCE Saxophone Baritone
ISMN: M-720019-94-9 Catalogue: RM095
Level: D Country: Australia

Performed by Barry Cockcroft

A CD recording is also available.

Octennial Song was written by the composer to celebrate his union with Marianne Rothschild on October 10, 2003. The day of the wedding was also their 8-year anniversary, which explains the title (‘octennial’ pertaining to a period of eight years). The piece received its first hearing during the signing of the register in the ‘Elizabeth Room’ in Lonsdale St. Melbourne under the auspices of the Victorian Register of Civil Marriages. It was performed by Barry Cockcroft on a soprano saxophone (for which it was originally conceived), though it may be played on any saxophone in a spirit of radiant happiness.

Air Traffic Control

RM094 Air Traffic Control Orlovich SAX
RM094 Air Traffic Control Orlovich SAX

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RM094e Air Traffic Control Orlovich SAX
RM094e Air Traffic Control Orlovich SAX

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Performed live by Barry Cockcroft

Sonata

RM088 Sonata Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO
RM088 Sonata Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM088e Sonata Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO
RM088e Sonata Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 2002 Duration: 23 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level E
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade Certificate of Performance,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade LMusA
ISMN: M-720019-87-1 Catalogue: RM088
Level: E Country: Australia

A CD recording is also available.