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Concerto for Alto Saxophone & Wind Ensemble (Pegram)

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Jules Pegram

Jules Pegram


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 16:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: JPEG Music, distributed by Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts – Rental ($400.00)


Movements

1. Con bravura – 6:20
2. Grave, molto rubato – 4:55
3. Vivacissimo – 4:50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Alto Saxophone
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III-IV
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Sandpaper Blocks
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal, large
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle, small, medium and large
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Concerto for Alto Saxophone & Wind Ensemble (2018) was commissioned jointly by the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble and the Mt. San Antonio College Wind Ensemble (Dr. Gregory Xavier Whitmore, conductor). The world premiere performance by the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble -- under the direction of Dr. Gregory Xavier Whitmore and featuring alto saxophone soloist Andrew Harrison -- was presented in Costa Mesa, California, on March 10, 2019.

In the first movement, the saxophone bolts forward with brilliance and energy. An equally virtuosic ensemble counterpart constantly amps up the tension, making for a lightning-fast musical repartee. The second movement demonstrates the lyric capacity and sonic richness of the saxophone. In setting this dark middle movement, I strove to write sweeping lines and lush, film noir-inspired textures. The music here is lonesome and pensive, creating a warm atmosphere of haunting pathos. The final movement is a jaunty escapade based on a lyrical, sweet melody. The tune meanders through a series of developments and variations, all the while showing off the saxophone’s extensive range, bright timbral possibilities, and extraordinary agility.

- Program Note by composer


Awards

  • ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize, 2018, winner


Commercial Discography

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