saxophone basics
saxophone warmup
saxophone tone
saxophone articulation
saxophone vibrato
saxophone technique
saxophone tuning
saxophone education
saxophone teaching
saxophone lesson/masterclass
beginner saxophone
counting, sightreading
saxophone performing
Joe Murphy, saxophone
saxophone techniques
saxophone altissimo
circular breathing
saxophone multiphonics
saxophone quartertones
saxophone slap tongue
improvising, transposing
saxophone resources
saxophone research
saxophone repair/reeds
saxophone literature, recording
jazz saxophone
saxophone history
saxophone humor
 

Saxophone Literature

See Lit1.xls

Excerpts Band

                Orchestra

Soprano, Tenor (Fagaly diss), Baritone sax

Standard alto

Transcriptions, important

Unaccompanied

Duets, Trios, Quartets, Quintets, Sax choir

Mixed, large/small

W/band

W/cello

W/guitar

W/orchestra

W/percussion

W/tape

W/voice

Women composers

Contemporary notation (slap, multiphonic, quarter tone, etc,)  Noda, Lauba, Hodkinson

Encore

Global

Historical; “Famous” 20th century composers who wrote for saxophone

Isms (serial, minimal, impress, express,…)

Jazz influenced classical

Of decade, composer, country (Japan, Holland, Russia, etc.), commissioner (see Gee)

Pulitzer winners

Sightreading , Etudes, Method books – Levinsky, Logsdon diss.

World Sax Congress Lit (see webresearch)

 

Program notes (links, Baker’s, Schwann, Londeix, publishers-see Londeix index)

Ordering music: Eble (US) or http://www.broekmans.com (Europe)

Recommended (& others’ links): http://www.mnsfld.edu/~jmurphy/saxweb/websearch.cfm; keep Recommend

Programming

Listening (discography) –suggested CDs, Schleuter, Dorn, Schwann; saxrecords.xls, webresearch

     Assignment: Listen to:

1. same artist, early/late in career (Londeix, Hemke, Rascher, Sinta)

2. leading artists of different generations (same four above plus Mule, Leeson, Delange, Sampen, Rousseau, Defayett, Houlik)

3. same piece, different artists (Creston, Ibert, Maurice, Milhaud)

 

Q1. Avoid the question "do I like it" on first impression.  Instead ask "can I follow the intentions," "what initially intrigues me," "After first hearing I'd like to track/concentrate on/listen for..."

 

Q2. Concerning the piece, not the performance:  Are phrases regular?  Is the music directional?  is melody scalar/skip, ascending/descending, legato/staccato.

 

Q3. Your reactions tell as much about you as it does about what you hear.  What do you focus on?  What is the prominent feature of the performance? TONE, TUNING, ARTICULATION, HARMONY, DYNAMICS.

 

Q4. How similar is the sound to that you would hear in a concert hall?  Comment on recording techniques.

Saxophone Recordings

 Saxophone Performers

 

Saxophone Soloists and Their Music by Harry Gee, published 1986 gives information on many classical & jazz performers from 1840-1985.

 

Biographies: Mule by Rousseau, Londeix by Umble, Rousseau by Hall (for others see “biography” in online search http://www.mnsfld.edu/~jmurphy/saxweb/bibsearch.cfm

 

Personal/Ensemble webpages: http://www.mnsfld.edu/~jmurphy/saxweb/websearch.cfm

upcoming performances at http://www.mnsfld.edu/~jmurphy/

 

 

 

videos to digital (historical, performances, listening)

     

saxophone basics
saxophone warmup
saxophone tone
saxophone articulation
saxophone vibrato
saxophone technique
saxophone tuning
saxophone education
saxophone teaching
saxophone lesson/masterclass
beginner saxophone
counting, sightreading
saxophone performing
Joe Murphy, saxophone
saxophone techniques
saxophone altissimo
circular breathing
saxophone multiphonics
saxophone quartertones
saxophone slap tongue
improvising, transposing
saxophone resources
saxophone research
saxophone repair/reeds
saxophone literature
jazz saxophone
saxophone history
saxophone humor