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Concerto pour Saxophon Alto et Orchestre

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Henri Tomasi

Henri Tomasi (arr. Claude Lecointe)


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General Info

Year: 1949
Duration: c. 18:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Saxophone and orchestra
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


Movements

1. Andante et Allegro – 11:50
2. Final: Giration – 6:20


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Tomasi’s Concerto for Saxophone is in two movements. Its opening is both mysterious and foreboding, but this is just an introduction to a puckish Allegro kept perpetually off-balance by its odd meter. The orchestra is a full partner here and throughout the concerto, with brilliant and inventive scoring at every turn. An accompanied cadenza recalls the opening music, more sensuous than fiery; the final Allegro then comprises an amazing number of moods in a very short time.

- Program Note from Garrett Klaus Oakland University concert program, 11 January 2018


Media

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • United States Navy Band (Washington, D.C.) (Kenneth Collins, conductor; Asya Fateyeva, alto saxophone) – 10 January 2020 (Fairfax, Va.)


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Amy Smith, Navy Band, personal correspondence, January 2020