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alto sax(ophone)

nAltsaxofon nt, → Altsaxophon nt
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Alexander Glazounov wrote his Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra (1934); Jacques Ibert composed Concertino da Camera (alto saxophone and eleven instruments, 1935); Bernard Heiden created his Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1937); and Paul Creston produced his Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1939), all of which are still considered part of the major repertoire.
The saxophone is a Yanagisawa 901 alto saxophone bearing the serial number 00284386 and the trumpet is a Yamaha Xeno, with serial number 452834.
The for alto saxophone and orchestra is an arrangement of Theodorakis' for violin and piano no 1 (1952), written by Yiannis Sambrovalakis (a musicologist and clarinetist) in 2005, for the virtuoso saxophonist Theodore Kerkezos.
The line-up remains the same - Nathaniel Facey, alto saxophone, Shaney Forbes, drums, Tom Farmer, bass and Lewis Wright, vibraphone - and their performances showcase music written by each of them.
On Saturday week, July 2, he will be in the spotlight at West Park Church, Stockton Road, Sunderland, for a rare performance of the 1956 Alto Saxophone Concerto by Ronald Binge, the British composer of light music who pioneered the cascading strings effect popularised by the Mantovani Orchestra, and who is probably best remembered today for Sailing By, the theme introducing the late-night BBC Radio 4 shipping forecast.
Simone, who sings and plays lead alto saxophone in the band, says they're looking forward to bringing the show to town.
For instance Charlie Parker was so influential in bebop (which he virtually invented) that many young musicians shied away from the alto saxophone because Bird seemed to have said it all and said it so well already.
Thus "Solitude," for solo piano, nods audibly and respectfully to Scott Joplin without ever sounding like a ragtime piece, while the Adagio for alto saxophone and piano interpolates stomping, tango-like sections in among its long lyrical lines and its sections of occasionally rather bombastic romanticism.
Playing alto saxophone in English big-bands of the 1940s Morley became a fulltime arranger in 1950, eventually arranging records for singers like Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Marlene Dietrich and Noel Coward.
JH: As a lead alto saxophone player and soloist, my main influences include jazz greats Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, and Jackie McCain.
From Quartz Hill High School: Robert Binkley, alto saxophone, 11; Emily Bosma, percussion/cymbals, 11; William Giaquinto, trumpet, 11; Roselynne Martinez, trombone, 12; Erin McQuilkin, trumpet, 11; Kristina Nakamura, color guard/banner, 10; James L.
Amadis Dunkel, trombone; Daniel Blanc, lead alto saxophone and flute; Daniel Schlucter, alto saxophone; Alex Hendriksen, tenor saxophone; Alex Hilbe, baritone and alto saxophone; Oliver Friedli, Piano; Corcoran Holt on bass and Clyde Adams on drums, were the eight musicians from Switzerland, Lichtenstein, the Netherlands and the US who gave a new definition to the word "groovy.