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Saxophone Concerto

Composer
Year of composition
1999
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
13 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
Instrumental parts

This concerto runs as one continuous piece, but with a three-movement plan: Fast - Slow - Fast. After an introduction and saxophone cadenza, the first main theme is introduced. Three principal motifs feature in the first movement, and are subsequently developed throughout the Concerto, binding the three movements together.

The first movement has an energetic but melodic character, the second has a feeling of tranquility, and the third and final movement is distinctive for its pulsating rhythmic drive. A Coda section ends the piece using material from all three movements modified to conform with the climactic finish.

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