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Serenade for Solo Alto Saxophone and Band

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Frank Bencriscutto

Frank Bencriscutto


General Info

Year: 1976
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: IV (solo) / II (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Shawnee Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Instrumentation

Condensed Score
Solo Alto Saxophone
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bongos
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap


Errata

Piccolo, m. 117: cresc. Should go to mf

  • Flute I-II m. 79: should not be mf
  • picc, Flute I-II, m. 113: should be mf
  • Score, m. 113: should not drop back to mp
  • Oboe II, m. 82: should be mf
  • Eb Clarinet: Set pattern to start at m. 29 at mp with crescendo beginning in that measure, m. 30 enter at mf and crescendo to m. 34
  • Eb Clarinet, m. 31,:missing tenuto over quarter note C
  • Oboe I-II and Eb clarinet: Clar. 1, 2, to match opening section at m. 29, suggest keeping tenuto in m. 112 on ‘& of 3’
  • Clarinet I, m. 121: missing “unis.”
  • Clarinet II, m. 119: missing “sub p”
  • Clarinet III, m. 31: missing tenuto on quarter note b
  • Clarinet III, m. 115: missing f on eighth note
  • Alto Clarinet, m. 29: dynamic should be mp not mf
  • Alto Clarinet, m. 57: missing rit. and decresc. to pp
  • Alto Clarinet, m. 114: missing tenuto on quarter note b
  • Alto Clarinet, m. 115,:missing f on eighth note
  • Alto Clarinet, m. 121: missing stacc. on eighth notes
  • Alto Clarinet, m. 121,:missing cresc. for measure
  • Bass Clarinet, m. 34: missing ff on eighth note
  • Bass Clarinet, m. 58: B. Cl. at mf, others are mp (including contralto cues for B. Cl.). Condensed score indicates B.Cl. and St. Bass (and cued parts) should be mf; string bass part is printed as mp
  • Bass Clarinet, m. 116: stacc. 8th and tenuto “& of 3” not in part.
  • Bass Clarinet, m. 119: missing sub. P to start measure.
  • Contralto/Contrabass Clarinet, m. 16: condensed score indicates mp for all here
  • Bassoon, m. 34: missing ff on downbeat
  • Bassoon, m. 86: missing p on downbeat
  • Bassoon I, m. 110: has mf on downbeat, others have mp.
  • Tuba, m. 115: missing f on eighth note
  • St. Bass, m. 58: bass part at mp while condensed score indicates mf with B. Cl.
  • St. Bass, m. 63: bass stays at mp while tuba enters at p. Score indicates all should be p.
  • St. Bass, m. 115: missing f on eighth note
  • Baritone (BC), m. 115: missing f and accent on eighth note
  • Trombone III, m. 34: missing ff and accent on eighth note
  • Trombone II, m. 33, missing tenuto on ‘& of 3’
  • Trombone II, Trombone 1, m. 114, missing tenuto on ‘& of 3’
  • Trombone II, m. 115, missing f on eighth note
  • Trombone II, m. 26: Trombone I and score has p there, add here and reset to mp when soloist exits at m. 29
  • Horn IV, m. 110: horn marked p, everyone else starts at mp.
  • Horn III, m. 85: a slur over that segment would match Horn 2
  • Horn II, m. 114: missing tenuto over ‘& of 3’
  • Horn I, m. 31: missing tenuto over ‘& of 3’
  • Horn I, m. 112: missing tenuto over ‘& of 3’
  • Trumpet III, m. 31: missing tenuto over ‘& of 3’
  • Trumpet III, m. 115,:missing accent
  • Trumpet I, m. 112: missing tenuto over ‘& of 3’
  • Xylophone, m. 115: missing f
  • Alto Saxophone Solo, m. 48 :part has 5 beats; rest should be a quarter rest, not half, enter on “E” of 2
  • Score vs Solo: Score has Circle 63, part has circle 64


Program Notes

Serenade was written to take advantage of the technical grace and warm lyricism found in what the composer felt was the ‘most expressive of all instruments, possessing the greatest range of character potential.” This classic alto saxophone solo, accessible to the advanced high school student, is written in A-B-A form with a dance-like section that uses a long flowing lyric theme and a serene ballad.

- Program Note from VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band concert program, 16 December 2016


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Bencriscutto, F. (1976). Serenade for Solo Alto Saxophone and Band [score]. Shawnee Press: Delaware Water Gap, Penn.