March 2010

Bass Saxophone Concerto

Oh! Did I say bass saxophone concerto? What I really meant was Bass Saxophones Concerto. Actually many bass saxophones, as in FOUR bass saxophones.

An amazing presentation clip about Xavier Carbonell's Lalibela, a concerto for 4 bass saxophones and symphony orchestra. 

Performed by the Sigma Project Quartet. The presentation is in Spanish, but even if you don't understand the language, the visuals and sounds are worth a watch. What a sight.


JacobTV on WQXR

WQXR is presenting a series around Dutch composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis (aka JacobTV). Interviews and performances are on the schedule. You can find short clips of comments by Veldhuis about some of his music, including works for saxophone such as: Billie, Buku, The Garden of Love, Grab It!, Heartbreakers, Jesus is Coming, and the Tallahatchie Concerto as the following clip demonstrates.