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Thread: String Quartet Nº8, II Mov, D. Shostakovich for Saxophone Quartet

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    Default String Quartet Nº8, II Mov, D. Shostakovich for Saxophone Quartet

    A small sample of transcription for saxophone quartet:



    Soprano Sax: Antonio Sola
    Alto Sax: Roberto Manjavacas
    Tenor Sax: Alejandro Oliván
    Baritone Sax: Alberto Chaves
    Cuarteto Êgaré, Salamanca, Spain.
    Hope you like!

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    Superb!

    This really made me smile - quite an inventive lighter interpretation. I've never heard saxophone quartets quite like this so yours is very welcome

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    Great, I enjoy that.

    Remind me to Kenny G now....

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    Beautiful! Shostakovich translates well to saxophones. Well played, maintaining a consistent energy level, with a seamless ensemble blend.

    What's your mouthpiece/reed setup?

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    Interesting! Didn't expect it to work so well for saxophones.

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    My response disappeared, maybe because of the double posting. But I enjoyed it and thought it was played exceptionally well. More Shostakovich, please!


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    I'm x-posting my reply from the parallel thread:

    ..espléndido! Very well played and transcribed! ... I'd buy the CD/Download when You release the complete Quartet, or/and rather a complete Shostakovich Disc... I could name a few works besides the Quartets that would work well transcribed for Sax Quartet !!

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    Excellent! I manage a saxophone quartet and so enjoyed this very much. A shame sax players have to breathe in this music! :-)

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    Thank you very much to all for your comments!! Coming soon will share the rest of the work with you.

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    Fantastic! The sense of foreboding which I've always associated with the 8th SQ resonates entirely.

    Perhaps Dmitri missed a trick.

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    Very nice! Remind us if you record an album with the complete work, I would buy it for sure.
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    That's some very good stuff! It's hard to tell that it's not strings! Amazing!

    Is that you on alto sax, Roberto? Hmmm?

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