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Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet (Bencriscutto)

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Frank Bencriscutto

Frank Bencriscutto

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General Info

Year: 1980
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


1. Serenity
2. Revelry


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None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This work displays elements of the traditional concerto grosso in its use of contrast between the saxophone quartet and the larger band; it also borrows the technique of interweaving the solo with the band from the sonata form. The styles of the two movements are well described by their titles: the quiet, peaceful, warm Serenity, with its cadenza showcasing the instrument’s melodic warmth; and the exuberant Revelry, featuring rhythmic complexities, technical display, and coloristic interplay between the saxophones and the band.

- Program Note by James Huff for The Claremont Winds


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Bencriscutto, F. (1980). Concerto Grosso: For Saxophone Quartet and Band [score]. Kjos West: San Diego, Calif.