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Contemporary Music for Saxophone - "Puzzles" Chreston, Shekon, Lunde, Leszczynski, Lennon / Adam Estes, saxophone; Stacy Rogers, piano

Album Summary

>Creston, Paul [Composer] : Sonata for Saxophone & Piano, Op. 19
>Sekhon, Baljinder S. III : Sonata of Puzzles, for saxophone & piano
>Lunde, Lawson : Sonata for alto saxophone & piano No 1
>Leszczynski, John : Almost Out of the Sky, for saxophone & piano
>Lennon, John Anthony : Distances within Me for saxophone & piano
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Saxophonist Adam Estes is on the faculty at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches saxophone and bassoon, coaches woodwind chamber ensembles, and teaches woodwinds methods courses. He is a founding member of the Assembly Quartet and maintains an active performance schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. His performing career has taken him to venues in Scotland, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, France, and Belgium. His colleague, Stacy Rodgers is professor of music at the University of Mississippi where he is head of keyboard studies. Estes and Rodgers perform a program of contemporary works for saxophone and piano. The oldest work on the recording is Paul Creston's Sonata, written in 1939. Baljinder Sekhon's Sonata of Puzzles was commissioned by more than 50 saxophonists from 16 countries as part of the inaugural Global Premiere Consortium Commissioning Project and written in 2015. John Leszczynski's Almost Out of the Sky is also a commissioned work, which was written in 2011 at the behest of a consortium of 30 saxophonists. John Anthony Lennon's Distances Within Me was composed in 1979, while Lawson Lunde's Sonata, Op. 12 was written in 1959.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: David H. Nutt Auditorium, The University of Mississippi.



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Works Details

>Creston, Paul [Composer] : Sonata for Saxophone & Piano, Op. 19
  • Performers: Adam Estes (Saxophone); Stacy Rodgers (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Sekhon, Baljinder S. III : Sonata of Puzzles, for saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Adam Estes (Saxophone); Stacy Rodgers (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2015

>Lunde, Lawson : Sonata for alto saxophone & piano No 1
  • Performers: Adam Estes (Saxophone); Stacy Rodgers (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Leszczynski, John : Almost Out of the Sky, for saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Adam Estes (Saxophone); Stacy Rodgers (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Lennon, John Anthony : Distances within Me for saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Adam Estes (Saxophone); Stacy Rodgers (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1979