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Concerto for Alto Sax and Orchestra

Piano Reduction by Elizabeth Ames - Foreword by Dr. Noah Getz
Item No. CFW2659
Composed by – written by Henry Brant, Noah Getz
Arranger: Liz Ames
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Alto Saxophone and Piano. product type Book Only. A product from Carl Fischer
Henry Brant was inspired to write his Concerto in 1941 specifically for the virtuosity of Sigurd Rascher, the incredible performer of the day. He incorporated Rascher's techniques of slap-tongue, flutter-tongue, and extended altissimo, which made the Concerto virtually unplayable by any other saxophonist. After Rascher's last performance of the work in 1953, it would be almost half a century before Brant would authorize another performance with orchestra in 2002, and the fortunate saxophonist was Dr. Noah Getz, another formidable talent. Getz worked closely with Brant in preparation for the performance, and continues to champion the work today. The foreword by Getz provides an excellent overview of the Concerto, and more information is available on his website. While Brant resisted the creation of a piano reduction, Elizabeth Ames has now produced a critical edition, using all available sources. The reduction was thought to be essential in allowing saxophonists to study the work, and in advancing performances of the Concerto with orchestra, as the composer intended.
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Composer: Henry Brant
Arranger: Liz Ames
Author: Noah Getz
Brand/Publisher: Carl Fischer
Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone and Piano
Product Type: Book Only
Release Date: 2013
ISBN: 9780825893179
UPC: 798408093174
Edition Number: W2659
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