Three Jazz Settings For Saxophone Quartet - Ramon Ricker

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Product Code: 07674
Author: Ramon Ricker
Publisher: Advance Music
Series: Saxophone
Publisher SKU: 07674


This suite was inspired most notably by the saxophone quartets of Phil Woods and was written in a conscious attempt to wed certain stylistic elements of classical and jazz music. The players are not asked to improvise, but the piece does feature sections that sound spontaneous and freely created. The piece is difficult, but no more so than other quartets, like Glazunov and Desenclos, that are standard repertoire for this instrumentation.

Talented high school and all college groups will find success working on this piece. The first movement, subtitled Danse Macabre, is ominous, dark, sometimes "bluesy" and is propelled along by the use of intricate counterpoint and an improvised sounding solo section for the tenor saxophone. Medium-advanced

I. Introduction & Dance - The first movement, subtitled Danse Macabre, is ominous, dark, sometimes "bluesy" and is propelled along by the use of intricate counterpoint and an improvised sounding solo section for the tenor saxophone. Medium-advanced

II. Soft Shadows of the Night - Soft Shadows of the Night, features the alto saxophone in a quasi Bolero setting. The piece conveys a feeling of a big city in the tranquil pre-dawn hours - hence the title. Medium

III. Trance Dance - Trance Dance, is a rhythmically grooving 12/8 feel that features the tenor and baritone saxophones. Advanced