CONCERTANGO

For Alto Sax, Jazz Trio and Symphonic Band

Year of composition: 2004


Length: 27′
Grade: Soloist 6, Band 4
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Jazz Trio (Piano, Double Bass, Drums) and Symphonic Band (View details)
(It exists reduction for Alto Sax and Piano as well)  

 

Movements
I. Andante – Tempo di Tango – Con vivacità – Andante Maestoso

II. Balada – Tempo de Milonga – Calmato
III. Molto Allegro

 

Premiere
July 16th, 2004. Palau de la Música of Valencia. 

Carlos Marquina (A. Sx.); Moisés Bautista (Pno.) 
Oscar Cuchillo (D.B.); Edu Fort (Drums) 
Symphonic Band C.I.M of Benimaclet 
Conductor: Luis Serrano Alarcón

 

 PURCHASE

The Philharmonic Winds (Singapore)
Kenneth Tse, Alto Sax; Luis Serrano Alarcón, conductor

 

 


Concertango is, first of all, a work of fusion. On one hand an instrumental fusion, combining a classical symphonic group with a jazz trio (piano, bass, drums). Above these two groups the saxophone soloist is the absolute protagonist. On the other hand a style fusion. We can find in this piece different stylistic reminiscences, from symphonic music from the beginning of 20th century, till real jazz elements. And above all, the tango is always present, specially the person of Astor Piazzolla. The title, a clear reference to one of Piazzolla’s most famous pieces makes very clear from the very beginning that Piazzolla was the real inspiration of this piece.