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Category Archives: Strings

Seasons (4 movements)

RM984e Seasons (4 movements) Eslami SHAK/PNO/VLN/VC
RM984e Seasons (4 movements) Eslami SHAK/PNO/VLN/VC
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Composer: Amirhossein Eslami Mirabadi
Composed: 2010 Duration: 15 mins.
Instrumentation: Cello Chamber Music, Flute Chamber Music, Piano Chamber Music, Shakuhachi, Violin Chamber Music
ISMN: 979-0-720129-18-1 Catalogue: RM984
Level: D Country: Iran

Do Not Go Gently Into The Night

RM829 Do Not Go Gently Into The Night Beck VC/PNO
RM829 Do Not Go Gently Into The Night Beck VC/PNO
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Composer: Gavin Beck
Composed: 2011 Duration: 9 mins.
Instrumentation: Cello & Piano Level D
ISMN: 979-0-720114-27-9 Catalogue: RM829
Level: D Country: Australia

A Collection for Cello (9 pieces)

RM891e A Collection for Cello (9 pieces) Birch VC
RM891e A Collection for Cello (9 pieces) Birch VC
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Composer: Leonard Birch
Composed: 2010, 2011 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Cello Solo Level B, Cello Solo Level C
ISMN: 979-0-720114-88-0 Catalogue: RM891
Level: Country: Australia

Contents: Ireland Home, Lullaby, Goodbye, All My Best, Far From Home, The English Gardener, Solitaire, Waves, Adieu

Noir

RM784e Noir Goldstein ALTO SAX/BSN(VLA)/PNO
RM784e Noir Goldstein ALTO SAX/BSN(VLA)/PNO
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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


Quintet for Alto Saxophone and Strings

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.

 

Suite for Double Bass

RM749 Double Bass Suite Witney DB
RM749 Double Bass Suite Witney DB
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Composer: Paul Witney
Composed: 2010 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Double Bass Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720109-20-6 Catalogue: RM749
Level: B, C Country: Australia