Re: Paul Harvey
I have known Paul for quite a few years and have played his
concertino for soprand orchestra numerous times. This piece and the tenor one (also a bari concertino and one for satb quartet with orchestra) were all written and premiered at the 1976 World Saxophone Congress in London. Paul is a clarinetist with a major British Orchestra and also a fine sax player and teacher. He founded the London Saxophone Quartet years ago and wrote a number of pieces for quartet. He was born in 1935. The concertinos were all thought of as rounding things out as a match for the Ibert Concertino da Camera for alto. They all use the same chamber orchestra. I think the tenor one was written with Jim Houlik in mind. The soprano one was for our mutual friend Paul Brodie. AT the '76 congress Paul put together a large saxophone orchestra using our Illinois Saxophone Quintet and the Belgian Octet as the nucleus. About 150 of us recorded two tunes Paul had arranged as a charity recording. Keith M. Zimmerman, saxophone professor,Bradley University and Illinois Wesleyan University.
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