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Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band (Husa)

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Karel Husa

Karel Husa


General Info

Year: 1967
Duration: c. 20:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $23.00


Movements

1. Prologue - 4:40
2. Ostinato - 7:15
3. Epilogue - 5:05


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes (2)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum (2)
  • Suspended Cymbal (2)
  • Tam-Tam (2)
  • Tenor Drum (2)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Karel Husa's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band reflects the rhythmic freedom and exploration of timbre found in many of the composer's works. The alto saxophone solo showcases an exceptional performer's range, articulation, technique, and lyricism. The accompanying ensemble parts call for finesse and require fine musicians. Husa's non-traditional tonality and style of interplay between solo and accompaniment yields a unique musical conversation for the performers.

- Program Note from Great Music for Wind Band


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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • University of Miami (Coral Gables) Frost Wind Ensemble (Robert Carnochan, conductor; Dale Underwood, alto saxophone) - 9 October 2022
  • Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Mast, conductor; Matt Fowler, alto saxophone) – 16 November 2019
  • McGill University (Montreal, Que.) Wind Orchestra (Alain Cazes, conductor; Marie-Chantal Leclair, alto saxophone) – 3 November 2017
  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) Symphonic Band (Doug Henderson, conductor; Jeffrey Loeffert, alto saxophone) – 27 April 2017
  • Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble (Joseph Missal, conductor; Jeffrey Loeffert, alto saxophone) - 2012


Works for Winds by This Composer


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