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Raaf  Hekkema

Born: April 23rd, 1968
Country of origin: Netherlands
Multiple prize winning saxophonist Raaf Hekkema gives about a hundred concerts a year worldwide, performing mainly his own arrangements, besides the classical and contemporary saxophone repertoire. For his solo CD Paganini Caprices for Saxophone he was awarded the title ‘Instrumentalist of the year 2007’ by the German Echo Klassik. Apart from this he has made arrangements of other Paganini pieces as well as music by other composers for his instrument. As a soloist he has performed with numerous orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad, as well as given masterclasses in a number of countries.
 
Raaf Hekkema is a founding member of the prize winning Calefax Reed Quintet (since 1985), for which he has made hundreds of arrangements, many of which were recorded on CD. Acclaimed are his settings of Bach’s Art of Fuge and the Goldberg Variations, Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, keyboard music by Debussy and Rameau, but also Duke Ellington’s jazz-suite The River and the Studies for Player Piano by the American composer Conlon Nancarrow. Calefax plays in the major concert halls and festivals in Europe, Asia and the US, appeared on international radio and television and has produced ten CD’s.

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  1. Paganini for Saxophone

    Paganini for Saxophone

    24 Capricci
    Download Edition
    Composer : Paganini, Niccolò
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    op. 1
    Instrumentation : soprano- or altosaxophone solo
    Order No. : ED 20559 Q6983
    €16.99  *
  2. Suite

    Suite

    Download Edition
    Composer : Hekkema, Raaf
    Instrumentation : alto saxophone (or other saxophones) solo
    Order No. : ED 20972 Q11647
    €10.99  *
  3. La Campanella

    La Campanella

    (Short Version)
    Download Edition
    Composer : Paganini, Niccolò
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    op. 7
    Instrumentation : alto saxophone and piano
    Order No. : ED 20971 Q11648
    €11.99  *
  4. Bach for Saxophone

    Bach for Saxophone

    3 Partitas
    Download Edition
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    Instrumentation : soprano- or altosaxophone solo
    Order No. : ED 22061 Q21938
    €11.99  *
  5. Sonata

    Sonata

    after the quartet no. 15 in A minor for violin, viola, violoncello and guitar
    Download Edition
    Composer : Paganini, Niccolò
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    Instrumentation : alto saxophone in Eb and piano
    Edition : score and part
    Order No. : ED 21859 Q24194
    €15.99  *
  6. Partita I

    Partita I

    BWV 1002
    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : soprano- or altosaxophone solo
    Order No. : ED 22061 Q42098
    €3.99  *
  7. Partita II

    Partita II

    BWV 1004
    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : soprano- or altosaxophone solo
    Order No. : ED 22061 Q42099
    €3.99  *
  8. Partita III

    Partita III

    BWV 1006
    Download Edition
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    Instrumentation : soprano- or altosaxophone solo
    Order No. : ED 22061 Q42100
    €3.99  *
  9. Capriccio No. 1

    Capriccio No. 1

    Download Edition
    Composer : Paganini, Niccolò
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    op. 1
    Instrumentation : alto saxophone
    Order No. : ED 20559 Q42103
    €1.99  *
  10. Capriccio No. 2

    Capriccio No. 2

    Download Edition
    Composer : Paganini, Niccolò
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    op. 1
    Instrumentation : soprano saxophone
    Order No. : ED 20559 Q42104
    €1.99  *

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Profile
Multiple prize winning saxophonist Raaf Hekkema gives about a hundred concerts a year worldwide, performing mainly his own arrangements, besides the classical and contemporary saxophone repertoire. For his solo CD Paganini Caprices for Saxophone he was awarded the title ‘Instrumentalist of the year 2007’ by the German Echo Klassik. Apart from this he has made arrangements of other Paganini pieces as well as music by other composers for his instrument. As a soloist he has performed with numerous orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad, as well as given masterclasses in a number of countries.
 
Raaf Hekkema is a founding member of the prize winning Calefax Reed Quintet (since 1985), for which he has made hundreds of arrangements, many of which were recorded on CD. Acclaimed are his settings of Bach’s Art of Fuge and the Goldberg Variations, Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, keyboard music by Debussy and Rameau, but also Duke Ellington’s jazz-suite The River and the Studies for Player Piano by the American composer Conlon Nancarrow. Calefax plays in the major concert halls and festivals in Europe, Asia and the US, appeared on international radio and television and has produced ten CD’s.
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  1. Paganini for Saxophone

    Paganini for Saxophone

    24 Capricci
    Download Edition
    Composer : Paganini, Niccolò
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    op. 1
    Instrumentation : soprano- or altosaxophone solo
    Order No. : ED 20559 Q6983
    €16.99  *
  2. Suite

    Suite

    Download Edition
    Composer : Hekkema, Raaf
    Instrumentation : alto saxophone (or other saxophones) solo
    Order No. : ED 20972 Q11647
    €10.99  *
  3. La Campanella

    La Campanella

    (Short Version)
    Download Edition
    Composer : Paganini, Niccolò
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    op. 7
    Instrumentation : alto saxophone and piano
    Order No. : ED 20971 Q11648
    €11.99  *
  4. Bach for Saxophone

    Bach for Saxophone

    3 Partitas
    Download Edition
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    Instrumentation : soprano- or altosaxophone solo
    Order No. : ED 22061 Q21938
    €11.99  *
  5. Sonata

    Sonata

    after the quartet no. 15 in A minor for violin, viola, violoncello and guitar
    Download Edition
    Composer : Paganini, Niccolò
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    Instrumentation : alto saxophone in Eb and piano
    Edition : score and part
    Order No. : ED 21859 Q24194
    €15.99  *
  6. Partita I

    Partita I

    BWV 1002
    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : soprano- or altosaxophone solo
    Order No. : ED 22061 Q42098
    €3.99  *
  7. Partita II

    Partita II

    BWV 1004
    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : soprano- or altosaxophone solo
    Order No. : ED 22061 Q42099
    €3.99  *
  8. Partita III

    Partita III

    BWV 1006
    Download Edition
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    Instrumentation : soprano- or altosaxophone solo
    Order No. : ED 22061 Q42100
    €3.99  *
  9. Capriccio No. 1

    Capriccio No. 1

    Download Edition
    Composer : Paganini, Niccolò
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    op. 1
    Instrumentation : alto saxophone
    Order No. : ED 20559 Q42103
    €1.99  *
  10. Capriccio No. 2

    Capriccio No. 2

    Download Edition
    Composer : Paganini, Niccolò
    Editor : Hekkema, Raaf
    op. 1
    Instrumentation : soprano saxophone
    Order No. : ED 20559 Q42104
    €1.99  *

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