Thomas Liley


Thomas Liley a choisi d'interpréter:
Thomas Liley has chosen to perform:

Frederick Fox

When the Thunder Speaks *

[saxophone alto et piano / alto saxophone and piano]

avec la participation de:
with the participation of:

Nancy Liley, piano

*Création / World premiere

Thomas Liley, a Yamaha Performing Artist of classical saxophone, has performed throughout the United States in solo and chamber music recitals and as a soloist with such wellknown conductors as Karel Husa, Sir Vivian Dunn, and Robert Foster. Performances as an artist-clinician for the Yamaha Corporation and on his recordings for Delta Music and the Educational Music Service have included works written specifically for him by Frederick Fox and William Davis, as well as standard works for saxophone.

Thomas Liley has long been involved with the North American Saxophone Alliance, serving as State Chairman and as Editor of The Saxophone Symposium, the quarterly journal of the Alliance. Articles by Dr. Liley, which have appeared in The Saxophone Symposium, Bandworld, and various state music educators magazines, reflect his special interest in saxophone pedagogy. He is co-author of The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone, recently published by Cambridge University Press of England.

Thomas Liley was awarded the degree of Doctor of Music in Saxophone Literature and Performance by Indiana University where he studied with renowned saxophonist Eugene Rousseau. He has been a public school band and orchestra director and was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. Dr. Liley has been Professor of Saxophone at the University of Florida and at the University of Kansas and Guest Professor of Saxophone at Indiana University. He is currently a member of the music faculties of Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois.

When the Thunder Speaks was written in 1998 for Thomas Liley by Frederick Fox. The composition was written with the specific intention that the work receive its official first performance at the 12th World Saxophone Congress.

When the Thunder Speaks is Dr. Fox's most recent contribution to the saxophone literature. According to the composer, although the piece is not programmatic, it reflects his fondness for the northwestern portion of the United States (specifically, the state of Washington) and the legends of its Native Americans.

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