Code of Conduct

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James Stephenson

James Stephenson

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General Info

Year: 2023
Duration: c. 18:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Stephenson Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Once again, I am honored to have my music supported by Mike Fansler, Director of bands at Western Illinois University. Mike and Charlie Chadwell (WIU saxophone professor) joined me for a discussion to see what sort of new saxophone concerto we might create. Out of that discussion came the unique plan to include the teacher’s (Charlie’s) students as a part of the concerto, in essence joining their mentor front and center for a part of a concerto, and in celebrating the saxophone. In doing that, I hoped to create a section of this work that is all out fun, groovy, and a chance for teacher and students to bond and basically “jam” together on the stage.

The rest of the concerto is both lyrical and quasi-pointillistic, giving the saxophonist a chance to express many different personalities and qualities of the saxophone. Overall, the concerto is completely American, for no other reason than because that is what I am!

One last unique aspect of the concerto is the focus on the numbers “59128”. This was Mike’s serial number on his first saxophone, and I had a little fun instilling this “code” into the concerto in many different ways; hence the code of the conductor, or Code of Conduct as is the title of the work.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

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  • Western Illinois University (McComb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor; Charlie Chadwell, saxophone) - 6 May 2023 *Premiere Performance*

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