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Category Archives: Saxophone

Noir

RM784 Noir Goldstein ALTO SAX/BSN(VLA)/PNO
RM784 Noir Goldstein ALTO SAX/BSN(VLA)/PNO
Printed Book
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

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.

 

The Shannon Suite

RM790 The Shannon Suite Farrell SOPRANO SAX/GTR
RM790 The Shannon Suite Farrell SOPRANO SAX/GTR
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RM790e The Shannon Suite Farrell SOPRANO SAX/GTR
RM790e The Shannon Suite Farrell SOPRANO SAX/GTR
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Composer: Ciaran Farrell
Composed: 1996 Duration: 13 mins.
Instrumentation: McSax, Sax Soprano & Guitar
ISMN: 979-0-720109-60-2 Catalogue: RM790
Level: E Country: Ireland

Performed Craig Ogden, guitar & Gerard McChrystal, soprano saxophone
From the CD: Perfect State: The Music of Ciaran Farrell

Ulpirra

RM760 Ulpirra Edwards SOPRANO SAX
RM760 Ulpirra Edwards SOPRANO SAX
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RM760e Ulpirra Edwards SOPRANO SAX
RM760e Ulpirra Edwards SOPRANO SAX
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Composer: Ross Edwards
Composed: 1993 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: McSax, Sax Solo Level D
ISMN: 979-0-720109-31-2 Catalogue: RM760
Level: D Country: Australia

RM760 Ulpirra

The Australian recorder player Jo Dudley commissioned this brief, virtuosic solo.

Ulpirra is an Aboriginal word meaning pipe or flute. It has been performed and recorded on many different treble instruments apart from the recorder: piccolo, flute, oboe, B-flat and E-flat clarinets, a special version for bass clarinet with handclapping accompaniment in Enyato IV, and soprano or alto saxophone.

Being short and snappy it is especially useful as an encore piece for recitals.