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  1. Black Notes

    Composer: Browning, Zack
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Alto Sax, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    with Piano: Written for Joe Lulloff and inspired by jazz saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s composition Blacknuss. In the introduction to Blacknuss Kirk states "there are 52 white notes and 36 black notes on the piano. We're going to play the black notes only, if you don't mind." The opposition suggested between black and white notes is expanded to include static and dynamic elements, consonant and dissonant harmonies, and pattered and non-patterned events. The title also refers to the middle section's exclusive use of the black notes of the piano. Vigorous swing rhythms contrast with sections of haunting beauty. Learn More

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  2. Burn

    Composer: Bough, Thomas
    Instrumentation: Solo and Wind Band Instruments: Alto Sax
    Genre: Contemporary

    Alto Sax solo with Concert Band; get your fingers moving with this fast paced Alto Saxophone solo commissioned by Greg Dewhirst and composed by Thomas Bough

    “Burn” was first performed at the NASA Region IV Conference at Oklahoma State University in March of 2017 by Dr. Greg Dewhirst.  Numerous schools and professional players supported the creation of this exciting, playful work. 

    The harmonic progressions found in the Bach Chorale “Christus, der ist mein Leben” are explored in a variety of musical styles in the form of a Rondo.  In each, “Burn” displays the technical virtuosity of the alto saxophone as it dances through shifting meters, blazing sextuplet runs, and even a latin section to bring to life this charming, 5 minute composition.  

    Piano reduction found here

     

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    As low as $90.00

  3. Burn

    Composer: Bough, Thomas
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Alto Sax, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary

    with Piano; get your fingers moving with this fast paced Alto Saxophone solo commissioned by Greg Dewhirst and composed by Thomas Bough

    “Burn” was first performed at the NASA Region IV Conference at Oklahoma State University in March of 2017 by Dr. Greg Dewhirst.  Numerous schools and professional players supported the creation of this exciting, playful work. 

    The harmonic progressions found in the Bach Chorale “Christus, der ist mein Leben” are explored in a variety of musical styles in the form of a Rondo.  In each, “Burn” displays the technical virtuosity of the alto saxophone as it dances through shifting meters, blazing sextuplet runs, and even a latin section to bring to life this charming, 5 minute composition.  

    Sound file of the Wind Band version found here

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    As low as $18.00

  4. Essay for Alto Saxophone

    Composer: Pethel, Stan
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Piano, Tenor Sax
    Genre: Contemporary
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  5. Novella

    Composer: Buss, Howard J.
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Alto Sax, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    with Piano: Written for saxophonist Kenneth Fischer. In creating this work the composer was concerned with how diverse emotions interact with one another when they are juxtaposed and intertwined in a musical context. The emotions expressed in the course of the musical dialogue range from lyric tenderness to intense aggression. The dramatic quality of this music coupled with zesty dance-like sections make this an exciting addition to any program. Learn More

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  6. Seeking Ithaca

    Composer: Guzzo, Anne Marie
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Alto Sax, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    with Piano: An exciting work inspired by the adventures of Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey. It is cast in 2 programmatic movements, Calypso's Gift and Adventure. In the first movement Odysseus is stranded on the Calypso's island, where he becomes enchanted by the beautiful goddess. Calypso is in love with Odysseus, but she makes the decision to let him continue his adventures and find his family again. Musically, the mournful yet proud opening saxophone melody employs both traditional sounds and extended techniques such as key pops and air-tones. This melody, in one form or another, becomes the basis for most of the composition, which is harmonically fleshed out by extended chords in the piano part. A slower second half, marked "Distantly, sadly," recalls motives from the opening section, and creates a sense of loss, signified by the sax's pitchless air-tone at the conclusion. The exciting second movement, Adventures, is inspired by Odysseus' encounter with the Cyclops. This piece is a"must" for the advanced saxophonist! Learn More

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  7. Sonata

    Composer: Vogel, Roger C.
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Alto Sax, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    with Piano: A highly dramatic composition composed for saxophonist Lawrence Gwozdz. It consists of 2 movements and is cyclical. Following the energetic introduction to the first movement, the animated main theme is used in various transformations throughout the movement.The beginniing of the second movement features a beautiful, flowing melody that undergoes fascinating development. This is followed by a brisk concluding section during which the exciting principal theme of the first movement recurs in alternation with the lyrical opening theme of the second movement. Sonata was premiered by Lawrence Gwozdz, alto saxophone, and Lois Anderson, piano, at Yale University on June 22, 1992.”This is a solid addition to the saxophone repertoire and is recommended highly.” - The Saxophone Symposium Learn More

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  8. Sonata for Saxophone

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Alto Sax, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary

    with Piano

    UIL Prescribed Music List: 212-1-30528

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    As low as $20.00

  9. Three Odd Dances

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Alto Sax, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    with Piano; written for Glen Gillis, 2020

    I. Tangoesque

    II. Waltzish

    III. Can-Canny Learn More

    $18.00
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