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Concerto pour Saxophon Alto et Orchestre

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Henri Tomasi

Henri Tomasi (arr. Claude Lecointe)

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General Info

Year: 1949
Duration: c. 18:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Saxophone and orchestra
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


1. Andante et Allegro – 11:50
2. Final: Giration – 6:20


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion (3 players)

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Tomasi’s Concerto for Saxophone is in two movements. Its opening is both mysterious and foreboding, but this is just an introduction to a puckish Allegro kept perpetually off-balance by its odd meter. The orchestra is a full partner here and throughout the concerto, with brilliant and inventive scoring at every turn. An accompanied cadenza recalls the opening music, more sensuous than fiery; the final Allegro then comprises an amazing number of moods in a very short time.

- Program Note from Garrett Klaus Oakland University concert program, 11 January 2018


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • United States Navy Band (Washington, D.C.) (Kenneth Collins, conductor; Asya Fateyeva, alto saxophone) – 10 January 2020 (Fairfax, Va.)

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