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Jordan Gudefin

Jordan Gudefin


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General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: c. 9:35
Difficulty: VI (solo); V (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Symphony
Publisher: Éditions Robert Martin
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €203.00   |   Score Only (print) - €40.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Antique Cymbals
  • Bass Drum
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Struck Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The name Scherzo Furioso is fitting: this work is a furious display of virtuosity and a headlong musical journey through a variety of soundscapes. True to its name, Scherzo Furioso is an energetic single-movement work that also includes elements of rondo and fugue. This ten-minute piece features a saxophone duet comprised of one soprano saxophone and one tenor saxophone, both of whom execute such advanced techniques as altissimo voicing and slap-tonguing.

Scherzo Furioso was written for the 2015 World Saxophone Congress, known as SaxOpen, a saxophone festival held in Strasbourg, France. The work is dedicated to American jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and French classical saxophonist Claude Delangle.

- Program Note from Michigan State University Wind Symphony concert program, 30 April 2022


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Wind Symphony (Kevin Sedatole, conductor; Joe Lulloff, soprano saxophone; Jordan Lulloff, tenor saxophone) - 30 April 2022
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Wind Symphony (Donald Peterso; Ray Smith, tenor saxophone; Daron Bradford, soprano saxophone) - 19 February 2021
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Wind Symphony (Kevin Sedatole, conductor; Joseph Lulloff and Jordan Lulloff, saxophone) – 25 April 2020 (Performance scheduled, but concert canceled)
  • Orchestre de la Garde républicaine (Francois Boulanger, conductor; Claude Delangle and Branford Marsalis, saxophone) – 7 October 2015 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Gudefin, J. (2015). Scherzo Furioso : For Solo Soprano & Tenor Saxophones & Concert Band [score]. Éditions Robert Martin: Charnay-lés-Mâcon, France.
  • Perusal score