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In an extremely clever maneuver, the ensemble continued its tradition of ending programs with ragtime pieces, but xaxophone breaking the “French Sax” ambience. In both repertoire and performance, this was one of the Amherst ensemble’s best programs.

Quatuor pour Saxophones, Alfred Desenclos

This made for a busy, choppy longer line, ending with a quirky final upturn. He used twentieth century compositional techniques, but he still included some traditional musical elements. He won the Paris Conservatory’s prestigious Prix de Rome inand in became the director for the conservatory in Roubaix.

This study illustrates the intricacies of the piece, which will enhance the performance of this movement by providing the performers with a deeper understanding of how the movement is organized. French get their due in new program by Amherst Saxophone Quartet. In this context It seems arbitrary to single out a favorite moment but for this listener the third ‘movement called “Choral” of Claude Pascal’s Quartet stood out enough to assume a position as the center of the concert.

This highly individual music opened with brief ascending gestures tossed back and forth, alternating with islands of repose in which questioning figures swam in a pool of quiet tremolos. Files in this item.

Tuesday, November 28, The first movement is built on two contrasting themes, one agitated and the other pastoral. A major figure in the symphonic clarinet world once sneeringly pronounced, quartte gentleman ever plays the saxophone. Concluding the work were a slicked-up waltz, still with that feeling of French suavity, and a final perky, almost pointillist romp whose ear-grabbing coda was built on a sequence of dissonant chords and an exclamatory downward run.

Quarteg was a meticulous composer who was very interested in coherence.

Quatuor pour Saxophones, Alfred Desenclos | Work notes | Work notes | Amherst Saxophone Quartet

The soprano instrument is notoriously difficult to play in tune. It would be inaccurate to dismiss this group as less than a first-rate chamber music ensemble comparable to the best small string saxpphone. With a transcription of Debussy’s “Golliwog’s Cakewalk,” the cakewalk being a form of ragtime dance.


Theses and Dissertations []. The quartet was at its best in the snappy, articulated passages, with rapid passing back and forth among the four instruments.

This project is needed to help performers, and to promote the music of Desenclos.

It is difficult to find a detailed analysis of a work for saxophone or saxophone quartet. Adolphe Sax, a Belgian, invented the saxophone aroundso it was particularly fitting that Belgian composer Jean Absil’s “Quatour pour Saxophones, Op.

However, there is not much information about Desenclos or his compositions in scholarly literature. The final movement was assertive and jabby, with capricious bursts of energy and changes of mood. Three disarmingly short pieces by Robert Clerisse were lumped together as the fourth major work.

As the music developed it seemed almost an attempt at impressionist polyphony, if that’s not a contradiction in terms. Quartet in C Major, K. The purpose of this research project is to provide performers with a detailed analysis of the first movement of Alfred Desencloss Quatour pour Saxophones.

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He was an accomplished composer who held desencloss prominent teaching positions in France. This is Mozart at his “naughty boy”best, having fun with his listeners, putting them on. All four players are virtuoso masters of their instruments, and baritone player Harry Fackelman was especially polished in his rendition of the original cello line.

This inventive and wholly delightful program by the Buffalo-based, world-touring Amherst Saxophone Quartet takes resenclos of the French pride of place in the saxophone world, offering four major 20th century works. After an introduction, the finale begins with an Allegro energico filled with jazz-inspired syncopation. The inventor of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax, was a Belgian instrument maker who lived most of his life in Paris.

Quatuor pour Saxophones, Alfred Desenclos | Repertoire | Amherst Saxophone Quartet

The movement seemed to reach a spiritual crisis or moment of decision with a long held dissonant chord, which was worked out through a series of chordal mutations that provided a very satisfying denouement and resolution.


Toggle navigation Toggle navigation. First-rate show by Amherst sax group. In writing his “Octet for Wind Instruments,” Stravinsky observed, “I remember what a great effort it cost me to establish an ensemble of eight wind instruments so that they should not overwhelm the listeners with a great display of tone.

This is surprising because his saxophone pieces are frequently performed and recorded. This piece is not tonal because it does not have a traditional key center; nevertheless, Desenclos used some traditional harmonic progressions, bass motion, and harmonies.

Most analyses of pieces for the saxophone only examine a few musical elements, they are generally not a comprehensive examination of the work.

Online resource; title from PDF title page viewed June 28, An ensemble of soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophonists, the quartet is in its 27th year, has played more than works written specifically for their instrumentation not including transcriptions and has appeared in major venues throughout this country and overseas. They kept the program integrity intact even in the encore, “Petite Negre,” another cakewalk which Debussy wrote in for a book on Piano Method for Children.

Whatever, it was very attractive. With the scores of young schoolchildren playing saxophone on the Cape, it would seem to be a missed opportunity not to bring the Amherst ensemble back and gather those young tyros together at some place to hear this extraordinary group. Music 20th century Analysis. And as far as surface tonal sheen is concerned, at many points I sensed a glistening quality, somewhat like the Ravel String Quartet.

Perhaps the least-telling piece on the program, it did provide opportunity to hear in solo passages the beautiful tone and technique of alto saxophonist David Yusko. Consequently, the saxophone has always been presumed to have had French origins, and it was French composers who first championed the instrument, both in solo context and ensembles.

In the Andante, the long, dream-like phrase in the soprano saxophone is broken off in the middle section by a passionate outburst. Composer Biography Desenclos, Alfred.