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Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (Shrude)

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Marilyn Shrude

Marilyn Shrude

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General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 13:05
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Marilyn Shrude
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
Solo Alto Saxophone
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In referencing the Concerto, Shrude’s 1997 award citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters said the following:

Marilyn Shrude's music is imaginative, poetic, at times gentle, at other times powerful. With few notes, she can write a universe of beautiful sounds that soon cascade into harmonies of grandiose gesture, such as in the Saxophone Concerto. Her colorful instrumentation enhances all her ideas, and the elegant scores immediately give images of her wonderful conceptions, melodic lines, counterpoint, and fresh sonorities. All these devices come from a refined, sophisticated ear. Her works are perfectly constructed, genuine, and at all times musical.

- Program Note from Oakland University Wind Symphony concert program, 22 February 2018

This work was commissioned by the Dana School of Music on the occasion of its 125th anniversary. It is dedicated to James Umble and the Dana School of Music Wind Ensemble. The work received its premiere by that group in 1994 with James Umble as soloist.

- Program Note by composer

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