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The Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet Live In Chicogo

The Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Release Date: 01/01/2002 
Label:  Mark Records   Catalog #: 2106  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachAldemaro RomeroBilly StrayhornRichard Rodgers,   ... 
Performer:  Roger GreenbergVincent GnojekHarvey PittelTodd Oxford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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HARVEY PITTEL SAXOPHONE QUARTET LIVE IN CHICAGO... HARVEY PITTEL, SOPRANO SAXOPHONE; VINCENT GNOJEK, ALTO SAXOPHONE; ROGER GREENBERG, TENOR SAXOPHONE; TODD OXFORD, BARITONE SAXOPHONE... This is an amzaing CD that is comprised of superb literature as well as mind boggling performances. List and learn why the HPSQ is the planets finest saxophone ensemble... Also look for the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Super Set at 6704-MCD and receive the lowest price anywhere on all four Harvey Pittel CDs, including Volume 2 and 3 of the EMERGING AND CELEBRATED REPERTOIRE FOR SOLO SAXOPHONE AND SYMPHONY BAND (5050-MCD and 3932-MCD as well as Tex Sax, 2280-MCD! HARVEY PITTEL SAXOPHONE QUARTET LIVE IN CHICAGO... HARVEY PITTEL, SOPRANO SAXOPHONE; VINCENT GNOJEK, ALTO SAXOPHONE; ROGER GREENBERG, TENOR SAXOPHONE; TODD OXFORD, BARITONE SAXOPHONE... This is an amzaing CD that is comprised of superb literature as well as mind boggling performances. List and learn why the HPSQ is the planets finest saxophone ensemble... Also look for the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Super Set at 6704-MCD and receive the lowest price anywhere on all four Harvey Pittel CDs, including Volume 2 and 3 of the EMERGING AND CELEBRATED REPERTOIRE FOR SOLO SAXOPHONE AND SYMPHONY BAND (5050-MCD and 3932-MCD as well as Tex Sax, 2280-MCD! Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
2. Quartet for 4 Saxophones "Latinoamericano" by Aldemaro Romero
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
3. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
4. Take the "A" train by Billy Strayhorn
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
5. State Fair: It Might As Well Be Spring by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
6. Take Five by Paul Desmond
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961/1962; USA 
7. Ornithology by Charlie Parker
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
8. Improvisations (3) for Saxophone Quartet by Phil Woods
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
9. Body and Soul by Johnny Green
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; USA 
10. Desafinado by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Brazil 
11. Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
12. Ma mère l'oye: Le jardin féerique by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
13. Bachianas brasileiras no 5 for Soprano and 8 Cellos: Aria "Cantilena" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1945; Brazil 
14. Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
15. Babes in arms: My funny valentine by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Roger Greenberg (Tenor Saxophone), Vincent Gnojek (Alto Saxophone), Harvey Pittel (Soprano Saxophone),
Todd Oxford (Baritone Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 

Sound Samples

Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, "Little Fugue" (arr. M. Watters)
Quartet: I. Fandango
Quartet: II. Serenata
Quartet: III. Choro and Tango
Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (arr. T. Oxford)
Take the A Train (arr. T. Oxford)
State Fair: It Might As Well Be Spring (arr. K. Young): It Might As Well Be Spring
Take Five (arr. V. Gnojek)
Ornithology (arr. W. Scott)
3 Improvisations: II. Broadly, freely
3 Improvisations: III. -
Body and Soul (arr. R. Greenberg)
Desafinado (arr. R. Greenberg)
Carnival of the Animals (arr. R. Greenberg): Carnival of the Animals: XIII. The Swan (arr. R. Greenberg)
Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029 (arr. for saxophone)
Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose) (arr. for saxophone quartet): Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose): V. Le jardin feerique (The Fairy Garden) (arr. for saxophone quartet)
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, "Cantilena" (arr. H. Pittel)
Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57 (arr. H. Pittel): Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee (arr. H. Pittel)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (arr. H. Pittel)
Babes in Arms (arr. K. Young): Babes in Arms: My Funny Valentine (arr. K. Young)

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