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Duo Sax - Music for two saxophones by Hindemith, Lauba, Stockhausen, Adler et al. / Michael Duke, Saxophone

Audio Samples

>Cockcroft, Barry : Slap Me, for 2 saxophones
>Dubois, Pierre Max : Caprices (6) for 2 saxophones
>Hindemith, Paul : Konzertstück for 2 Alto Saxophones
>Galante, Steven : Saxsounds III, for 2 saxophones & sound delay ("Diminishing Returns")
>Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Boy's Duet (from "Donnerstag" from "LICHT"), for 2 soprano saxes or other instruments
>Lauba, Christian : Ars, for 2 saxophones
>Maderna, Bruno : Dialodia, for 2 flutes or oboe or other instruments
>Stanhope, Paul : Air for 2 saxophones
>Adler, Samuel : Contrasting Inventions, for saxophone ensemble
>Kay, Martin : Honey, for 2 saxophones
>Lamb, John David : Barefoot Dances, for saxophone ensemble

Album Summary

>Cockcroft, Barry : Slap Me, for 2 saxophones
>Dubois, Pierre Max : Caprices (6) for 2 saxophones
>Hindemith, Paul : Konzertstück for 2 Alto Saxophones
>Galante, Steven : Saxsounds III, for 2 saxophones & sound delay ("Diminishing Returns")
>Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Boy's Duet (from "Donnerstag" from "LICHT"), for 2 soprano saxes or other instruments
>Lauba, Christian : Ars, for 2 saxophones
>Maderna, Bruno : Dialodia, for 2 flutes or oboe or other instruments
>Stanhope, Paul : Air for 2 saxophones
>Adler, Samuel : Contrasting Inventions, for saxophone ensemble
>Kay, Martin : Honey, for 2 saxophones
>Lamb, John David : Barefoot Dances, for saxophone ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

One of Australia's leading saxophonists, Michael Duke, presents his debut CD on the Saxophone Classics label. Drawing specifically from the canon of music for two saxophones, this collection showcases the flexibility of tone and diversity of color of the instrument across a breadth of musical styles. The Gershwin-esque opening of Cockcroft's "Slap Me" gives way to a bluesy, jazz-inspired work full of energy and excitement. The virtuosic and often humorous French writing that so influenced the music of the saxophone is represented in Dubois' impressive Six Caprices. We hear the recreation of an imaginary "Middle Age" world in Lauba's Ars, with music that brings forth the sounds of the medieval shawm. Internationally acclaimed composer Samuel Adler's captivating work "Two Contrasting Inventions" appears here in its world premiere recording, and other works by Stockhausen, Maderna, and Galante show the immense diversity and possibilities of such an instrumental combination.



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Works Details

>Cockcroft, Barry : Slap Me, for 2 saxophones
  • Performers: Michael Duke (Saxophone); Jeff Emerich (Saxophone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Dubois, Pierre Max : Caprices (6) for 2 saxophones
  • Performers: Michael Duke (Saxophone); Jeff Emerich (Saxophone)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1967

>Hindemith, Paul : Konzertstück for 2 Alto Saxophones
  • Performers: Michael Duke; Jeff Emerich
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Galante, Steven : Saxsounds III, for 2 saxophones & sound delay ("Diminishing Returns")
  • Performers: Jeff Emerich; Michael Duke
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Boy's Duet (from "Donnerstag" from "LICHT"), for 2 soprano saxes or other instruments
  • Performers: Michael Lichnovsky; Michael Duke
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1980

>Lauba, Christian : Ars, for 2 saxophones
  • Performers: Michael Lichnovsky; Michael Duke
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992-1994

>Maderna, Bruno : Dialodia, for 2 flutes or oboe or other instruments
  • Performers: Michael Lichnovsky; Michael Duke
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Stanhope, Paul : Air for 2 saxophones
  • Performers: Michael Lichnovsky (Saxophone); Michael Duke (Saxophone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Adler, Samuel : Contrasting Inventions, for saxophone ensemble
  • Performers: Michael Lichnovsky; Michael Duke
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1998

>Kay, Martin : Honey, for 2 saxophones
  • Performers: Martin Kay (Saxophone); Michael Duke (Saxophone)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Lamb, John David : Barefoot Dances, for saxophone ensemble
  • Performers: Michael Duke; Anna Duke
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1960