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  1. 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

  2. Encountering Baba Yaga

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

    Composer: Volkmann, Rudy
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Flute, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    with Piano; Perfect when a short recital piece is needed. Fun and exciting. Learn More

    As low as $17.00

  4. Sonata for Bassoon and Piano

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

    with Piano

    This piece for bassoon and piano was written for my daughter, Megan Potter, for her Senior Recital in Bassoon in 2002. As I tend to write “concept” pieces, this Sonata was designed to be very personal and to revolve around my daughter and our immediate family.

    The first movement depicts the “happy family” of her childhood, when we were all together. The second movement expresses some of the tender feelings she was then having for the young man whom she eventually married.

    The third movement is one of my “Matthew” movements. I find that I often have my son in mind when I write some of my most cheerful and lively pieces and this one displays a certain jauntiness and irrepressible jocularity that Matthew always had as a young child. 

    Notes by Barbara York

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    As low as $20.00

  5. Sonata for Flute

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

    with Piano

    This piece was written for Dr. Catherine (Kate) Bergman from Emporia State University KS.  The biggest problem I had in writing this piece was that Kate is so NICE that there seemed to be almost nothing to write about! So I decided to write a piece about being “nice” and what it is like to be really “nice”, especially for a flute player, the flute being such a “nice” instrument in the first place.

    The first two movements, “A Cheerful Heart” and “Kindness” are, I think, fairly obvious, but I decided to do something different in the third movement and allow Kate (and our player) to have a little temper tantrum and lose her prevalent composure. In the third movement we hear the teacher instructing patiently and persistently yet growing, over time, increasingly impatient and frustrated. By the end she has lost much of her “niceness” and stamping her foot and has a minor fit of temper, still a large step for someone who started out where she did at the beginning of the piece.

    I always enjoy, even in my most serious or traditional music, having a little sense of humor lest we all take ourselves too seriously.

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  6. 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

  7. Sonata No. 2

    Composer: York, Barbara
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Alto Sax, Piano
    Genre: Contemporary
    with Piano; "Making Changes" Learn More

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  8. 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

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