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by AndrewG
(3 posts)
2 years ago

Concerto Competition

I'm entering a concerto competition this year, and I'm looking for a good concerto to play. Glazunov is very overplayed in these competitions, and want to stay away from it. The only catch is that to enter, I have to play it with a piano rendition. Any suggestions? 

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  1. by Saxquest
    (329 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: Concerto Competition

    The Glazunov may be overplayed. But nailing a piece of standard literature is usually a good way to win a competition like this. You just have to be confident that you're going to play it better than anyone else.

    Other optional pieces of standard repertoire are included below. This is by no means a comprehensive list, just what came to mind immediately. Any serious student of classical saxophone will learn and perform all of these at some point so you may as well get started now. ENJOY!!!

    Ibert (Concertino da Camera)

    Maurice (Tableaux de Provence)

    The Muldowney Saxophone Concerto

    The Husa Concerto for alto saxophone

    The Dubois - Concerto pour Saxophone Alto

    The Dahl Concerto for alto saxophone

    Milhaud - Scaramouche

    The Creston Concerto for Alto Saxophone

    Villa Lobos - Fantasia

    The Tomasi Concerto for alto saxophone

    The Koch Saxophone Concerto

    The Maslanka Concerto for Alto Saxophone

    Cheers,
         Mark Overton
         www.saxquest.com

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    1. by AndrewG
      (3 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: Concerto Competition

      Thanks! This helps a lot, I'll look though these in more depth.

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      1. by Jamrightthen
        (4 posts)

        1 year ago

        Re: Concerto Competition

        The Creston Concerto is one of my favorites!  An excellent piece especially if you get to play it with a band or orchestra.  It's part of the standard rep so you'll learn it at some point.

        All the best,

        Cory Barnfield
        www.corybarnfield.com



         

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