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AMERICAN SAXOPHONE MUSIC

The saxophone is commonly thought of as the quintessential American instrument, not least for the pivotal rôle it has played in jazz during key stages of the genre’s evolution. Its acceptance in classical music has been more gradual, with, once again, American composers playing a major part. From Ned Rorem’s soulful Picnic on the Marne

to Alan Hovhaness’ wistful and evocative Suite for Alto Saxophone and Guitar, via the works of lesser-known composers such as Amy Quate and Rudy Wiedoeft, the divergent idioms of the works on this disc reflect those of the composers, as well as the artists for whom they were created.


Quate, Amy

  Light of Sothis
1.   Play with flash player I. Grace 00:04:52
2.   Play with flash player II. Passion 00:01:47
3.   Play with flash player III. Faith 00:03:27

Creston, Paul

  Saxophone Sonata, Op. 19
4.   Play with flash player I. With vigor 00:04:38
5.   Play with flash player II. With tranquility 00:05:01
6.   Play with flash player III. With gaiety 00:03:55

Rorem, Ned

  Picnic on the Marne
7.   Play with flash player I. Driving from Paris 00:01:30
8.   Play with flash player II. A Bend in the River 00:02:32
9.   Play with flash player III. Bal Musette 00:01:37
10.   Play with flash player IV. Vermouth 00:01:25
11.   Play with flash player V. A Tense Discussion 00:02:57
12.   Play with flash player VI. Making Up 00:01:20
13.   Play with flash player VI. The Ride Back to Town 00:02:11

Hartley, Walter S.

  Baritone Saxophone Sonata
14.   Play with flash player I. Andante - Allegro - Andante - Allegro 00:05:38
15.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:02:24
16.   Play with flash player III. Allegro molto 00:03:04

Hovhaness, Alan

  Suite, Op. 291
17.   Play with flash player I. Adagio espressivo 00:02:46
18.   Play with flash player II. Senza misura - Allegro, Allegro vivace 00:03:18
19.   Play with flash player III. Andante espressivo 00:02:33

Muczynski, Robert

  Alto Saxophone Sonata, Op. 29
20.   Play with flash player I. Andante maestoso 00:03:52
21.   Play with flash player II. Allegro energico 00:03:19

Wiedoeft, Rudy

  Valse vanite
22.   Play with flash player Valse vanite 00:04:53

Total Playing Time: 01:08:59






Composer(s):
Creston, Paul; Hartley, Walter S.; Hovhaness, Alan; Muczynski, Robert; Quate, Amy; Rorem, Ned; Wiedoeft, Rudy

Artist(s):
Hornsby, Neil; Limb, Jeremy; Mitchell, Alex

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559241

Barcode: 636943924129

Release Date: 08/2006

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