CONCERTANGO (III – Fugue)

For Alto Sax, Sax Ensemble, Piano and Drums 

Year of composition: 2004

 


 

Length: 7′30”
Arranged by: Frank De Vuyst
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Sax Ensemble, Piano and Drums 

(Arrangement of the III Movement of the original work for Alto Sax, Jazz Trio and Symphonic Band)

Movements 
III. Molto Allegro


Arrangement premiere
April 6th, 2014. Conservatorio del Liceu. Barcelona

Ensemble de Saxofones del Conservatorio del Liceu
Kenneth Tse, Alto Sax.

PURCHASE

 


Ensemble de Saxofones del Conservatorio del Liceu
Kenneth Tse, Alto Sax

 

 

 


 

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.