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Single Reed - works for solo saxophone by Britten, Allan Blank, Leo Kraft, Bozza, Bonneau, Sowash / William Perconti, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass saxophones

Notes & Reviews:

At first thought, the scope of a solo saxophone CD seems a bit narrow, but this recording includes the mainstream family of saxophones - soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones - in a wide variety of classical styles, ranging from traditional tonal music to 12-tone abstraction. As a soloist and founding performer of such ensembles as the Alloy Saxophone Quartet, Bill Perconti's exploration and expansion of the classical saxophone repertoire includes 12 CDs on five record labels. He has commissioned and premiered music by composers Lera Auerbach, Henry Cowell, Alan Hovhaness, Libby Larsen and Frederick Rzewski, among many others. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and the University of Iowa, he served on the faculty at Lewis-Clark State College until his recent retirement.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho) saxophone professor William Perconti presents a varied collection of unaccompanied saxophone music. The scores range from tonal to 12-tone, and along the way Perconti calls on every member of the saxophone family. Perconti offers decent technique and some nice phrasing.


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