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Soprano Sax Concerto

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Jennifer Higdon

Jennifer Higdon


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General Info

Year: 2005 / 2009
Duration: c. 17:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Oboe and orchestra
Publisher: Lawdon Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $450.00   |   Score Only (print) - $65.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

I have always been struck by the range of power and beauty that comes from saxophones. I have seen a sax quartet bring a large school room filled with hundreds of children to a complete halt with one tutti note. Many people don’t realize just how much power exists in this group of instruments, and often they may not realize the potential for beauty. The soprano sax in particular produces a tone of warmth and a real agility that allows it to sing like none of the other instruments in this group. So it seemed logical, when I was approached by several saxophonists, to arrange my Oboe Concerto for this instrument.

The original version of this work was commissioned by The Minnesota Commissioning Club. This arrangement was commissioned in 2009 by the University of Michigan, the Hartt School, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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Performances

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  • Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.) Wind Symphony (Rebecca Phillips, conductor; James Spinazzola, soprano sax) – 3 May 2020 (Performance scheduled, but concert canceled)


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Higdon,. J. (2005). Soprano Sax Concerto [score]. Lawdon Press: [Philadelphia, Penn.].
  • Jennifer Higdon website Accessed 3 May 2020