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Dragon / Perconti, Alloy Saxophone Quartet

Rzewski / Blank / Tower / Perconti
Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1440   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frederic RzewskiJoan TowerAllan BlankHilary Tann,   ... 
Performer:  William PercontiGary Gemberling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alloy Saxophone QuartetSoundtrack
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The compositions on this recording of music for saxophone ensemble represent traditional Western classical music combined with such diverse styles as jazz, popular and folk music, Asian and African music and even show the influence of television. It also represents contemporary music of flexible instrumentation. The Alloy Saxophone Quartet was formed to explore contemporary music and includes Bill Perconti, Sean Fredenburg, Duke Sullivan and Erik Steighner -- all noted performers. Perconti, who performs the works for solo saxophone is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and the University of Iowa. He has made 26 world premiere recordings of 15 composers on five record labels. He is on the faculty at Read more Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho. - Albany Records Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Spot 1 by Frederic Rzewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alloy Saxophone Quartet
2.
Spot 7 by Frederic Rzewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alloy Saxophone Quartet
3.
Fantasy (…those harbor lights) by Joan Tower
Performer:  William Perconti (Alto Saxophone)
4.
Spot 6 by Frederic Rzewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alloy Saxophone Quartet
5.
Spot 12 by Frederic Rzewski
Performer:  William Perconti (Alto Saxophone)
6.
Contrasts by Allan Blank
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alloy Saxophone Quartet
7.
Spot 8 by Frederic Rzewski
Performer:  William Perconti (Alto Saxophone)
8.
Windhover by Hilary Tann
Performer:  William Perconti (Alto Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985 
9.
Spot 9 by Frederic Rzewski
Performer:  William Perconti (Alto Saxophone), Gary Gemberling (Percussion)
10.
Shtick by Frederic Rzewski
Performer:  William Perconti (Alto Saxophone)
11.
Spot 3 by Frederic Rzewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alloy Saxophone Quartet
12.
Spot 2 by Frederic Rzewski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alloy Saxophone Quartet
13.
Dragon by Joseph Waters
Performer:  William Perconti (Alto Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Soundtrack

Sound Samples

Spots: I. -
Spots: VII. -
Fantasy ... Harbor Lights (arr. for solo saxophone)
Spots: VI. -
Spots: XII. -
Contrasts: I. -
Contrasts: II. -
Contrasts: III. -
Contrasts: IV. -
Contrasts: V. -
Spots: VIII. -
Windhover (version for alto saxophone)
Spots: IX. -
Shtick
Spots: III. -
Spots: II. -
Dragon

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