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Concertango

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Luis Serrano Alarcón

Luis Serrano Alarcón


Subtitle: For Solo Alto Saxophone, Jazz Trio, and Symphonic Band


General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 26:45
Difficulty: VI (solo); IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Piles
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – $450.00 | Score Only (print, oversized) – $75.00


Movements

1. Andante – Tempo di Tango – Con vivacità – Andante Maestoso
2. Balada – Tempo de Milonga – Calmato
3. Molto Allegro


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Alto 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
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bongos
  • Cajón Flamenco
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Guiro
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Concertango is first of all a work of fusion. On the one hand there is instrumental fusion, combining a classical symphonic group with a jazz trio (piano, bass, drums). Above these two groups, the saxophone soloist is the absolute protagonist.

On the other hand, there is stylistic fusion. We can find in this piece different stylistic reminiscences, from symphonic music from the beginning of the 20th century to real jazz elements. And above all, the tango is always present, especially the person of Astor Piazzolla. The title, a clear reference to Piazzolla’s most famous pieces, such as Libertango or Violentango, makes that very clear from the very beginning that Piazzolla was the true inspiration for this piece.

- Program Note by composer


Award


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Performances

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  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (David M. Blon, conductor; Jarrard Harris, alto saxophone) - 22 April 2022
  • Cleveland State University (Ohio) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Birch Browning, conductor; John Perrine, alto saxophone) - 3 March 2022
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Concert Band (Jason Nam, conductor; Otis Murphy, alto saxophone) – 20 February 2020 (CBDNA 2020 North Central Division Conference, Chicago, Ill.)
  • North Dakota State University (Fargo) Wind Symphony (Warren Olfert, conductor) – 28 April 2018
  • The Philharmonic Winds (Kenneth Tse, alto saxophone) - 30 April 2012
  • Banda Sinfónica del C.I.M de Benimaclet (Luis Serrano Alarcón, conductor; Carlos Marquina, alto saxophone) - 16 June 2004 – *Premiere Performance*


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