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Saxophone Concerto

Saxophone Concerto


  • Instrumentation: soprano saxophone and string orchestra
  • Edition: study score

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Description

Scored for soprano saxophone and string orchestra, the composer states that this short concerto is based on archetypes of Scottish traditional music. The first movement, March, Strathspey and Reel, follows the pattern of a medley of fast dance forms, each section becoming faster and faster. The second movement loosely follows the practice of singing Gaelic psalmody in the Scottish western isles, where a cantor (in this case the saxophone soloist) leads with a melodic line, to be followed by the congregation (the string orchestra) who weave a heterophonic texture out of the canonic flow of parts. The last movement is based on the simple compound rhythm of the jig, marked ‘giocoso’.
A major addition to the concertante saxophone repertory, the work was first performed in 2018 at Perth Concert Hall, Scotland, by Amy Dickson and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Swensen.

Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Perth Concert Hall, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Aurora Orchestra
Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: March, Strathspey and Reel
Gaelic Psalm
Jigs
ISBN: 978-1-78454-532-1
ISMN: 979-0-060-13619-1
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Hawkes Pocket Scores
UPC: 888680978303
Year of composition: 2017
page number: 32
Performances
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2018-04-11 | Perth (United Kingdom), Concert Hall | World Premiere

Scored for soprano saxophone and string orchestra, the composer states that this short concerto is based on archetypes of Scottish traditional music. The first movement, March, Strathspey and Reel, follows the pattern of a medley of fast dance forms, each section becoming faster and faster. The second movement loosely follows the practice of singing Gaelic psalmody in the Scottish western isles, where a cantor (in this case the saxophone soloist) leads with a melodic line, to be followed by the congregation (the string orchestra) who weave a heterophonic texture out of the canonic flow of parts. The last movement is based on the simple compound rhythm of the jig, marked ‘giocoso’.
A major addition to the concertante saxophone repertory, the work was first performed in 2018 at Perth Concert Hall, Scotland, by Amy Dickson and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Joseph Swensen.

Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Perth Concert Hall, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Aurora Orchestra
Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: March, Strathspey and Reel
Gaelic Psalm
Jigs
ISBN: 978-1-78454-532-1
ISMN: 979-0-060-13619-1
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Hawkes Pocket Scores
UPC: 888680978303
Year of composition: 2017
page number: 32
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2018-04-11 | Perth (United Kingdom), Concert Hall | World Premiere
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