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Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band

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Ronald Binge

Ronald Binge

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General Info

Year: 1969
Duration: c. 14:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Molenaar
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $255.00   |   Score Only (print) - $59.00


1. Allegro Spiritoso
2. Romance
3. Rondo Allegro Giocoso


Full Score
Solo Alto Saxophone
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III,

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Binge dedicated his Concerto for Alto Saxophone (1956) to the famous American saxophone virtuoso Sigurd Rascher (1907-2001), the pioneer of the classical saxophone. At the request of the Dutch wind band publisher Pieter Jan Molenaar, Binge wrote a version for symphonic band. Unfortunately both the editor and the composer died some time later in 1979 and could not attend the premiere of this version by the Dutch Royal Marine Band conducted by Jaap Koops and with Johan Perik as soloist.

The concerto consists of three parts. In the dynamic and quick Allegro Spirituoso one can hear the melody alternately with the soloist and the accompanying band. The second part is more lyrical, though passionate as well. and it is better known as it is often performed on itself under its title Romance. The final part. Rondo Allegro Giocoso is written in rondo form as its title indicates and it allows the soloist to demonstrate his virtuosity in a very lively dialogue with the band.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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