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Andante et Scherzo

From Wind Repertory Project
Eugène Bozza

Eugène Bozza


General Info

Year: 1938
Duration: c. 6:55
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $32.75


Movements

1. Andante – 3:50
2. Scherzo: Assez vif – 3:05


Instrumentation

Full Score
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Andante and Scherzo is a very enjoyable romantic quartet divided in two parts. It starts with a slow section, a tenor sax solo followed by the chorus, before jumping into an engaging quick staccato. A highly recommended piece of saxophone quartet literature.

- Program Note by publisher


The about seven-minute Andante et Scherzo for saxophone quartet was composed in 1938 and was written for Marcel Mule’s quartet. The music clearly follows the Impressionist spirit of French music at the turn of the century. The Andante flows in gently rocking colours, the Scherzo swirls away in lively fashion; it is carefree performance music in the best sense of the word – entirely in the spirit of those representatives of Bozza’s own generation in France (from Poulenc to Françaix) who continued to avail themselves particularly consistently of tonal means.

- Program Note from liner notes for Bank Austria CD Mobilis Saxophone Quartet


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Texas: Saxophone Quartet Class I


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

None discovered thus far.