Episode 3 – All About that Bass… Saxophone

After a couple of weeks off, Matt and I discuss the Bass Saxophone.

Show Notes

From Bandestration

Eppelsheim Bass Saxophone

Selmer Bass Saxophone

Keilwerth Bass Saxophone

Wessex Bass Saxophone

Romance for Bass Saxophone and Strings

This is the second of my works for solo saxophone and string orchestra.  This work features the rarely heard Bass Saxophone.  The inspiration came from the moving solo for Contralto in Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky.  

It is by no means technically challenging, but requires the delicacy of the finest operatic bass singer.

This work has had one performance, but the circumstances were not ideal.  The day before the performance, the entire bell of the school’s Bass Saxophone fell off.  It was beyond a quick repair, so I quickly transcribed the whole thing for Bassoon.  The final performance was less than satisfactory.

I’m still waiting to hear a great performance of this work.

Video is a computer generated version.

The Romance is now for sale at Sheet Music Plus

For Bass Saxophone and strings:

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/romance-for-bass-saxophone-and-strings-digital-sheet-music/20267269?ac=1&_requestid=81810

For Bass Saxophone and Piano:

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/romance-for-bass-saxophone-and-strings-piano-reduction-digital-sheet-music/20267431?ac=1&_requestid=81842