Sheet Music: Performance Parts
Aubade : for soprano saxophone with piano and/or percussion ensemble / Simon Reade.
by Simon Reade (2010)
Aubade is the first movement of my Sonata no. 2 for alto saxophone and piano (2008/09). I transcribed this movement in February 2010 for Ben Price to play on soprano saxophone - the movement is written in extreme high register for the alto saxophone, and in some ways is better suited to the soprano.
In 2014 Ben suggested that my Sonata no. 2 could be orchestrated into a concerto. While I was interested in the idea, the middle movement of the Sonata is in fact already a recomposition of my tenor saxophone concerto, Still Time - so I did not want to rework this music again.
For reasons unknown I then decided that this Aubade needed a more defined personality of its own. I didn't wish to orchestrate fully as the accompaniment is so distinctively pianistic - instead I have added a colouristic percussion ensemble which could add to OR replace the piano part.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 6 performance parts (17p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 8 min.
Dedicated to Benjamin Price
This edition produced 18 Mar 14.
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