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Sandman’s Song and Evening Prayer from “Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck SATB Sax Quartet
This quartet presents the “Forest Scene”, a favorite excerpt from the opera “Hansel and Gretel”. There are two parts: the “Sandman’s Song” and the “Evening Prayer”. The “Evening Prayer” (“Abengesegen”) is perhaps the best known work by composer Engelbert Humperdinck. The Evening Prayer may be played as a standalone piece.
Halleluja Chorus from “Messiah” by Handel for SAATB Sax Quintet
A holiday standard well-known and loved by audiences, this setting for sax quintet is a straightforward transcription, true to the music written by Handel, with no modern additions. For convenience it has been transposed from the original key of D major into the key of E-flat. If you would like it in the original key, please contact me.
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Here’s a great way to spend a Saturday in September: Everyone’s invited to the 6th Annual Atlanta Saxophone Day at Georgia State University on Saturday September 29th. The featured guest artist this year is Selmer and Rico Artist Timothy Roberts, Associate Professor of Saxophone at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. He recently retired as Principal Saxophonist and National Tour Soloist with the US Navy Band in Washington, DC.
This event will also feature Jan Berry Baker, Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Georgia State University and Gary Paulo, Artist Affiliate at Emory University. Dr. Scott Stewart, Director of Wind Studies at Emory University, will conduct the saxophone ensembles. The day will be filled with focus sessions, masterclasses, an artist recital, saxophone ensembles and choir, a Rico reed presentation and exhibits of instruments, supplies and music by Carere Music. Saxophone Day is open to all players, beginning through professional.
The pre-registration period ends September 7th (to guarantee your spot, lunch and a t-shirt). You can find out more information and download an application form at the following web address: http://www.music.emory.edu/saxophone/
Please note: if you wish to participate in the masterclass, contact Dr. Baker and submit your application early – there are only 8 spots available for solo performers!
There are several new pieces to be added to the Free Music section this weekend. I’m starting off with the JS Bach Prelude in D minor, BWV 899.1. Typical of Bach, the prelude is followed by a fugue or in this case a fughetta; however, the prelude is written in four voices, the fughetta is written in three. The fughetta will be uploaded this weekend too. The prelude is for SATB quartet, the fughetta is for ATB trio. It might be nice to give your soprano sax player a break.
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The 5th Annual Atlanta Saxophone Day was incredible. Met lots of nice people, played and heard lots of nice music. The guest artist was Joseph Lulloff. During the recital he played everything from J.S. Bach to Jimmy Dorsey.
The Saxophone Choir was comprised of 60 players from Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and South Carolina. We played excerpts from “Pictures at an Exhibition”, Irish Tune from County Derry, and Abendlied. The last piece is a SAXpress arrangement. You can find the sheet music for it here: Abendlied Saxophone Sextet. Last time I made a blog post, I promised a link to a video of the performance and so here it is:
Thanks to Dr. Jan Baker, Dr. Scott Stewart, Gary Paulo and everyone else who made the 5th Annual Atlanta Saxophone Day such a terrific experience.