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Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano

By Brett L. Wery

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Piano Accompaniment, Soprano Sax - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Brett L. Wery. 21st Century, Neo-Classical, Jazz, Recital. Set of Parts. 53 pages. Published by Sonata Grendel Publishing (S0.526301).

Item Number: S0.526301

Samuel Detweiler is a superb musician and accomplishedsaxophonist, equally at home in both jazz and classical idioms. Naturally, Iwas thrilled when Sam told me of his plans to commission a work thatincorporated improvisation in what would otherwise be a neo-classical sonataform. The result is a piece that is technically demanding for most classicalsaxophonists but also requires a reasonable amount of proficiency inimprovisation. Much of classical music is driven by development (therestatement, fragmentation, exploitation, evolution, and eventualtransformation of musical ideas). In this sonata much of the development isleft to the performer. The first movement is in sonata allegro form with thedevelopment being largely improvised. The second movement leaves one entirestatement of the form open for improvisation much like any jazz standard. Thethird movement is a sonata rondo, again, leaving the development section openfor improvisation.

This 17 minute piece is ideal for college andprofessional players.

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