Exhortation I (1996)

for alto saxophone solo, 8 minutes

 

Instrumentation: alto saxophone solo

 

Recording:

Exhortations: Virtuoso Solo Instrumental and Chamber Music (Athena 1998)

America's Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax Volume II (Arizona University Recordings 1999)

 

Audio:

Opening

Performer: Robert Faub, alto saxophone

 

Program Notes:

Exhortation I, for alto saxophone solo, begins with an angular, brilliant flourish, but almost immediately, this flourish is opposed by lyrical material.  The constant alternation of the two styles displays the wonderful versatility of the saxophone.

 

Exhortation I is dedicated to Robert Faub, who premiered the work in spring 1996 at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York College at Potsdam.

 

--Andrew Earle Simpson

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