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Music for Saxophone Ensembles

Academic journal article Notes

Music for Saxophone Ensembles

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MUSIC FOR SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLES Jean-Michel Defaye. Six études pour deux saxophones altos. Paris: J. Hamelle & C^sup ie^ Éditeurs; sole distribution, Alphonse Leduc et C^sup ie^, c1997. [2 scores, p. 2-26; note on the composer in Fr., Eng., back cover verso. AL 28 952. Duration, ca. 10 min., 10 sec. euro22.10.]

Jean-Michel Defaye. Six études d'audition pour trois saxophones en 2 cahiers. Paris: J. Hamelle & C^sup ie^ Editeurs; sole distribution, Alphonse Leduc et C^sup ie^, c1998. [Vol. 1: I-II-III pour trois saxophones altos. Score (in C), 14 p.; note on the composer in Fr., Eng., back cover verso; and 3 parts. AL 28 976. Duration, ca. 5 min., 45 sec. euro34. Vol. 2: IV-V-VI pour deux saxophones altos et 1 saxophone ténor. Score (in C), 21 p.; note on the composer in Fr., Eng., back cover verso; and 4 parts. AL 29 126. Duration, ca. 7 min. euro39.]

Jean-Michel Defaye. Six études d'audition pour quatre saxophones en 3 cahiers. Paris: J. Hamelle & Cie Editeurs; sole distribution, Alphonse Leduc et Cie, c!999. [Vol. 1: I-II pour quatre saxophones altos. Score (in C), p. 1-19; note on thé composer in Fr., Eng., back cover verso; and 4 parts. AL 28 977. Duration, ça. 6 min. euro39. Vol. 2: III-IV pour deux saxophones altos et deux saxophones ténors. Score (in C), 15 p.; note on thé composer in Fr., Eng., back cover verso; and 4 parts. AL 29 127. Duration, ça. 6 min. euro27.90. Vol. 3: V-VI pour un saxophone soprano, un saxophone alto, un saxophone ténor et un saxophone baryton. Score (in C), 15 p.; note on thé composer in Fr., Eng., back cover verso; and 4 parts. AL 29 128. Duration, ça. 5 min., 10 sec. euro27.90.]

Bruce J. Taub. Jumbled Mirrors [for] Saxophone Quartet. New York: C. F. Peters, c!995. [Score (in C), 23 p.; Edition Peters No. 67554. Duration, ça. 9 min. $11.] Performance material available from the publisher on definite order.

Marc Berthomieu. Trois esquisses pour quatuor de saxophones. (Collection: Jean-Yves Fourmeau.) Degré: moyenne difficulté (6). Paris: Gérard Billaudot Éditeur, c2000. [Score (in C), p. 2-10; and 4 parts. ISMN M-043-06740-5; G 6740 B. Duration, 5 min., 50 sec. euro18.80.]

Bertrand Dubedout. Fractions du silence-premier livre (Pierre, neige, eau . . . ) pour quatre saxophones (2 saxophones sopranos, 1 saxophone alto et 1 saxophone ténor) [1994]. (Collection: Daniel Gremelle.) Paris: Gérard Billaudot Éditeur, c!998. [Notice d'exécution, 1 p.; score (MS), p. 3-32 and 2 parts. M-043-06323-0; G 6323 B. Duration, 13 min. euro23.70.]

Friedrich Cerha. Saxophonquartett (1995). Vienna: Universal Edition, [1997], c1995. [Score (in C), 34 p.; and 4 parts. ISMN M-008-05630-7; UE 30 286 (score); ISMN M-008-05674-1; UE 30 287 (parts). Duration, ça. 19 min. $39 (score); $75 (parts).]

Mike Mower. It's Lovely Once You're In for Saxophone Quartet [1985]. (Mike Mower's Itchy Fingers Ensemble Series.) London: Itchy Fingers Publications (Theodore Presser), c!993. [In portfolio: notes, 1 p.; score (in C), 4 p.; and 6 parts. ISMN M-708010-13-5; IFP 013. £11.50.]

Mike Mower. Kentucky Roastup for Saxophone Quartet [1996]. (Mike Mower's Itchy Fingers Ensemble Series.) London: Itchy Fingers Publications (Theodore Presser), c1997. [In portfolio: notes, 1 p.; score (in C), 6 p.; and 6 parts. ISMN M-708010-35-7; IFP 035. £11.50.]

Mike Mower. Yuppieville Rodeo for Saxophone Quartet [1986]. (Mike Mower's Itchy Fingers Ensemble Series.) London: Itchy Fingers Publications (Theodore Presser), c!993. [In portfolio: notes, 1 p.; score (in C), 4 p.; and 5 parts. M-708010-22-7; IFP 022. £11.50.]

Erik Bergman. Quint-Essence for Saxophone Quartet and Percussionist, op. 123, 1993. Espoo, Finland: Fazer Music (Theodore Presser), c1993. [Composer's note, 1 p.; score (in C) p. 3-18; and 5 parts. F 08429-3 (score); F 08430-1 (parts). Duration, 9 min. $24.]

To many musicians, "saxophone chamber music" is synonymous with "saxophone quartet." There are good reasons for this association, dating back to the 1930s and the birth of the modern saxophone quartet movement spawned by Marcel Mule and the Quatuor de saxophones de Paris. …

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