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Tex Sax

A Saxophone Choir
Release Date: 01/01/1998 
Label:  Mark Records   Catalog #: 2280  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelJohann Sebastian BachModest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Harvey Pittel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tex Sax
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tex Sax is the University of Texas Saxophone choir and they are as big, bold and brassy as any ensemble on Earth! The only thing tjat could make this ensemble better would be to add Harvey Pittel...and we did!!!! Hear the power and excellence of great literature performed well. 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 The Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet - Live in Chicago (2106-MCD)... Tex Sax is the University of Texas Saxophone choir and they are as big, bold and brassy as any ensemble on Earth! The only thing tjat could make this ensemble better would be to add Harvey Pittel...and we did!!!! Hear the power and excellence of great literature performed well. 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 The Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet - Live in Chicago (2106-MCD)... Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Harvey Pittel (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tex Sax
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
2. Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Harvey Pittel (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tex Sax
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
3. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Harvey Pittel (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tex Sax
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
4. Pictures at an Exhibition (arrangements and orchestrations other than Ravel's) by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Harvey Pittel (Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tex Sax
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 

Sound Samples

Messiah, HWV 56 (arr. M. Bartley): Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: For unto us a child is born (arr. M. Bartley)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 (arr. B. Sparks): I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 (arr. B. Sparks): II. Adagio
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 (arr. B. Sparks): III. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 (arr. B. Sparks): IV. Menuetto
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 (arr. B. Sparks): V. Polacca
Partite diverse sopra Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig, BWV 768 (arr. H. Rex): Choral
Partite diverse sopra Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig, BWV 768 (arr. H. Rex): Variation 1: Moderato
Partite diverse sopra Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig, BWV 768 (arr. H. Rex): Variation 2: Allegro
Partite diverse sopra Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig, BWV 768 (arr. H. Rex): Variation 3: Con moto
Partite diverse sopra Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig, BWV 768 (arr. H. Rex): Variation 4: Allegro
Partite diverse sopra Sei gegrusset, Jesu gutig, BWV 768 (arr. H. Rex): Variation 5: Lento
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): I. Gnomus
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): II. Old Castle
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): III. Tuileries
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): IV. Bydlo
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): V. Ballet of the Unhatched Chickens
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): Promenade
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): VII. The Market-Place at Limoges - VIII. Catacombae
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): Lingua Mortua
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): IX. The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. W. Schmidt): X. The Great Gate at Kiev

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