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Viva Sax! - Australian Music For Saxophone / Margery Smith


Release Date: 08/29/2000 
Label:  Tall Poppies   Catalog #: 132   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gerard BrophyMargaret SutherlandDulcie HollandRae Marcellino,   ... 
Performer:  Daryl PrattMargery SmithDaniel HerscovitchRoger Frampton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seymour GroupB'Tutta Percussion
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composers are drawn to write for the saxophone by parallel attractions of interest and fascination: the tonal range and flexibility defy convenient classification and allow creativity in a broad range of musical styles. This CD gives us a sampling of Australian composers' response to the allure of the saxophone family. It spans the gamut from sonatas to jazz-inspired statements to the improvisatory elements that are central to post-modern musical expression. Margery Smith studied clarinet and saxophone at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, followed by further studies in Europe and the USA. Her orchestral positions have included Associate Principal Clarinet with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Composers are drawn to write for the saxophone by parallel attractions of interest and fascination: the tonal range and flexibility defy convenient classification and allow creativity in a broad range of musical styles. This CD gives us a sampling of Australian composers' response to the allure of the saxophone family. It spans the gamut from sonatas to jazz-inspired statements to the improvisatory elements that are central to post-modern musical expression. Margery Smith studied clarinet and saxophone at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, followed by further studies in Europe and the USA. Her orchestral positions have included Associate Principal Clarinet with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. we bOp by Gerard Brophy
Performer:  Daryl Pratt (Percussion), Margery Smith (Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Studio 2000, ABC Sydney, Australia 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Saxophone and Piano by Margaret Sutherland
Performer:  Margery Smith (Saxophone), Daniel Herscovitch (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1942 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Studio 2000, ABC Sydney, Australia 
Length: 12 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Saxophone and Piano by Dulcie Holland
Performer:  Margery Smith (Saxophone), Daniel Herscovitch (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; Australia 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Studio 2000, ABC Sydney, Australia 
Length: 12 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4. Whispers of Fauvel by Rae Marcellino
Performer:  Margery Smith (Saxophone), Daryl Pratt (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Australia 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Studio 2000, ABC Sydney, Australia 
Length: 10 Minutes 46 Secs. 
5. Double Dreams by Roger Frampton
Performer:  Margery Smith (Saxophone), Roger Frampton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; Australia 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Studio 2000, ABC Sydney, Australia 
Length: 9 Minutes 8 Secs. 
6. Matters Arising by Paul Sarcich
Performer:  Margery Smith (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seymour Group,  B'Tutta Percussion
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 
Date of Recording: 05/1998 
Venue:  Studio 2000, ABC Sydney, Australia 
Length: 22 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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