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Top Ten List

Sunday, March 22, 2009 8:08 PM
Author: Patrick McCulley

Hello everyone, Things have been slow in the forum as of late, so I thought I would toss this out there - I'm sure everyone will have an opinion! What are the top ten all-time pieces for saxophone? If you want, think of it as your favorite ten pieces, or even "what pieces should every saxophonist know?" It's hard keeping it to ten! What are your choices? Here is my list (for the moment!): Debussy Rapsodie Ibert Concertino da Camera Glazounov Concerto Creston Sonata Demersseman Fantasie sur un Theme Original Noda Mai or Improvisations Desenclos Prelude, Cadence, et Finale Denisov Sonate Muczynski Sonata Tanada Mysterious Morning -- Steve Stusek website


Sunday, March 22, 2009 11:58 PM
Author: Zelde Malevitz

That's a great list, Steve, and a tough question. Here's my own short list for now, in no particular order and subject to change: Dahl Concerto Villa-Lobos Fantasia Husa Concerto Ibert Concertino Glazounov Concerto Milhaud Scaramouche Creston Sonata Brant Concerto Dorsey Oodles of Noodles Wiedoeft Saxophobia (I included the last two many to how they popularized the instrument, and threw the Brant in solely for how it "stretched" the boundaries of the saxophone at that time). Roland Colsen

Personal top ten
Monday, March 23, 2009 12:26 AM
Author: Robert Tralka

Milhaud Scaramouche Bozza Aria Maurice Tableaux de Provence Paquito d'Rivera Wapango Phil Woods Sonata Bonneau Caprice en forme de Valse Villa Lobos Fantasia Ibert Concertino da Camera Pierre Max Dubois Concerto Richard Rodney Bennett Sonata Just my opinion, just for now... Chuck Currie website

Monday, March 23, 2009 2:21 AM
Author: James Noyes

Working list for now (in no particular order)... Husa - Elegie et Rondeau Husa - Concerto Descenclos - Prelude, Cadence, et Finale Bonneau - Caprice en forme de Valse Heiden - Sonata Bolcom - Lilith Denisov - Sonata Lucie Robert - Rhapsodie Ibert - Concertino da Camera Newman - Lullaby for Munch in Hell (Quartet) --Marcos Duran

Top 10
Monday, March 23, 2009 2:31 AM
Author: Not Found

Here are my top ten "need to know" or "most often played" pieces - not necessarily my favorites, although many of my favorites are on this list: Ibert Concertino da Camera Glasunov Concerto Creston Sonata Villa-Lobos Fantasia Debussy Rhapsodie Milhaud Scaramouche Bozza Aria Desenclos Prelude, Cadence et Finale Maurice Tableaux de Provence Dahl Concerto It would be interesting to see a study of the most-often-performed works, how they have changed over time, and how (or if) they differ by country and region. Maybe some doctoral student will do it soon for his thesis. -Ryan Janus website

Monday, March 23, 2009 2:33 AM
Author: Ethan Davenport

It's always worthwhile for us to think about our instrument. Thanks for encouraging us to do so, Steve. You suggested that we consider "what pieces every saxophonist should know"; we might also want to ask ourselves how well do we know each of these pieces that we've listed. Ibert Concertino da camera Glazounov Concerto Heiden Sonata Creston Sonata Husa Concerto Dahl Concerto Denisov Sonata Villa-Lobos Fantasia Maurice Tableaux de Provence Feld Sonata (alto or soprano, your choice)

My Top 10
Saturday, April 4, 2009 1:25 PM
Author: Not Found

Albright - Sonata Bonneau - Caprice en forme de valse Creston - Sonata Dahl - Concerto Desenclos - Prelude, Cadence & Finale Glazounov - Concerto Harbison - San Antonio Ibert - Concertino da Camera Maurice - Tableaux de Provence Villa-Lobos - Fantasia ~Tom Bergeron TealCreekMusic.com

Solo List
Saturday, April 4, 2009 4:48 PM
Author: Not Found

Hey everyone, Here is a list of songs that I feel are great, but of course it is an opinion. Creston - Concerto Creston Sonata Bozza - Aria Gurewich - Concerto Ibert - Concertino de Camera Villa-Lobos - Fantasia Rachmaninoff - Vocalise Debussy - Rapsodie Desenclos - Prelude, Cadence Et Finale Hartley - Petite Suite

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