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Mad Dances / Works for Sax & Piano

Audio Samples

>Larsen, Libby : Holy Roller for alto saxophone & piano
>Isaacs, Kevin Jay : Skookum Suite, for saxophone & piano, Op. 112
>Albright, William : Sonata for alto saxophone & piano
>Diamond, David : Sonata for alto saxophone & piano
>Del Tredici, David : Acrostic Song (from Final Alice), for saxophone & piano

Album Summary

>Larsen, Libby : Holy Roller for alto saxophone & piano
>Isaacs, Kevin Jay : Skookum Suite, for saxophone & piano, Op. 112
>Albright, William : Sonata for alto saxophone & piano
>Diamond, David : Sonata for alto saxophone & piano
>Del Tredici, David : Acrostic Song (from Final Alice), for saxophone & piano
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

MAD DANCES? Mad indeed! This collection of American music for saxophone and piano is a representation of the wonderfully "mad" and spectacular contemporary saxophone repertoire. There is a uniquely mad-like quality to all of these works: this madness is presented in many different ways, using the definition of "mad" quite loosely. Libby Larsen’s Holy Roller is full of madness, invoking the intensity of revival meetings and sermons of "holy roller" type preachers. Skookum Suite, by Kevin Isaacs is inspired by the Sasquatch, or "Skookum," who becomes "mad, sad and glad" as he is discovered by humans, escapes, and finds true love. William Albright actually provided us with our album title in the second and fourth movements of his brilliant Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, while David Diamond’s Sonata allows us a brief respite from madness with his eloquently composed and truly American work. The collection ends with an arrangement of David Del Tredici’s Acrostic Song from Final Alice...well, what could be madder than the Mad Hatter? All this given brilliant performances by the esteemed saxophone player, Dan Goble, and pianist Russell Hirshfield.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Recital Hall, SUNY-Purchase, New York (06/22/2009-06/24/2009).



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Works Details

>Larsen, Libby : Holy Roller for alto saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Russell Hirshfield (Piano); Dan Goble (Saxophone)
  • Notes: SUNY-Purchase, New York (06/22/2009-06/24/2009)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Isaacs, Kevin Jay : Skookum Suite, for saxophone & piano, Op. 112
  • Performers: Russell Hirshfield (Piano); Dan Goble (Saxophone)
  • Notes: SUNY-Purchase, New York (06/22/2009-06/24/2009)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Albright, William : Sonata for alto saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Russell Hirshfield (Piano); Dan Goble (Saxophone)
  • Notes: SUNY-Purchase, New York (06/22/2009-06/24/2009)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Diamond, David : Sonata for alto saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Russell Hirshfield (Piano); Dan Goble (Saxophone)
  • Notes: SUNY-Purchase, New York (06/22/2009-06/24/2009)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1984

>Del Tredici, David : Acrostic Song (from Final Alice), for saxophone & piano
  • Performers: Russell Hirshfield (Piano); Dan Goble (Saxophone)
  • Notes: SUNY-Purchase, New York (06/22/2009-06/24/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1976