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LA SEINE

For Solo Alto Saxophone

By James Matheson

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Woodwinds Alto Saxophone in E-Flat - Advanced/Professional
For Solo Alto Saxophone. Composed by James Matheson. Sws. Contemporary. Solo part. With Standard notation. Composed January 20 2007. Duration 4 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-41417. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114414170).

Item Number: PR.114414170

ISBN 9781598066364. 9 x 12 inches.

Commissioned by the Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra, La Seine explores the full range and dynamic character of the instrument. From rapid fingerings to long, sustained elements, La Seine is an impressive solo outing. Originally composed for English Horn solo, it is here transcribed for the alto saxophone. For advanced performers. ________________________________________ LA SEINE for solo Alto Saxophone Inspired by Joan Mitchellas expressionist painting La Seine, James Mathesonas work parallels the painting in its wildly energetic exploration of texture. Matheson covers much ground within 4 minutes yet keeps altissimo to a minimum, and is at times a study in tremolos between contrasting fingerings for one pitch, creating timbral intensity. LA SEINE was commissioned by the Albany Symphony, originally as a solo for English Horn (available separately as 114-41416). The present saxophone version was created by Matheson for Tim McAllister who premiered it in 2007 at the University of Arizona Museum of Art.

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