William Maxwell replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Thank you Saul. I have started an "alto sax" concerto as well, so wish me luck. Same player, so that part will be top notch. Saul Gefen said:
William,

This is a very beautiful piece, very enjoyable to listen and expressive.

Thanks for sharing,…"
Feb 23, 2020
Saul Gefen replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"William,

This is a very beautiful piece, very enjoyable to listen and expressive.

Thanks for sharing,

Regards,

Saul"
Feb 23, 2020
William Maxwell replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Fair enough. Will do, although MP3s are pretty painful quality-wise. Gav Brown said:
Note to all: we do ask that soundfiles be in mp3 format, because that is the closest thing there is to a universal format. Not all members can play other formats -…"
Feb 20, 2020
Gavin Brown replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Note to all: we do ask that soundfiles be in mp3 format, because that is the closest thing there is to a universal format. Not all members can play other formats - Dane Aubrun said:
Yes, my usual browser wouldn't play it. I'll try the dreaded IE…"
Feb 20, 2020
William Maxwell replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Thank you Kjell. Much appreciated! Kjell Prytz said:
I listened to first movement up to now:
Masterly, a masterpiece. Great emotions expressed by both the composition and the soloist.
Congrats to you and Todd.
Kjell"
Feb 19, 2020
Kjell Prytz replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"I listened to first movement up to now:
Masterly, a masterpiece. Great emotions expressed by both the composition and the soloist.
Congrats to you and Todd.
Kjell"
Feb 19, 2020
William Maxwell replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Sibelius.

The notation was really only intended for me/sax player to use to play the parts. I agree there would be a few things that would need to be done before I handed it over to a live group.

And thanks for the box.net idea. I will check that…"
Feb 19, 2020
Jos Wylin replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Was the score written with Notion? The style looks familiar to me. It seems pretty much OK to work with, although conductors prefer grouped notations to minimize the full score.
Jos William Maxwell said:
Thank you Jos. Your nice feedback is much…"
Feb 19, 2020
William Maxwell replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Thank you Timothy. The sax player is "live" in that he played it in his studio using the score/part and a reference recording. The reminder was recorded via samples in my studio.

A teacher once pointed out "the golden point" and I have used it…"
Feb 19, 2020
William Maxwell replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Thank you Jos. Your nice feedback is much appreciated.
I do have a score for it since it was first notated, although would have to go back and include the small changes made during recording as well as a few more/less markings. Here is the opening…"
Feb 19, 2020
Timothy Smith replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Hi William,
 So I might be misunderstanding here. Someone else played the high sax. Is this a live recording?
Thanks for sharing these. I liked how you had the climaxes or build ups come in at around the same times at the 2:20 to 2:50 marks or about…"
Feb 19, 2020
William Maxwell replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"By all means feel free to download it. They are wav files and as such a bit larger, but do sound much better than the smaller MP3s..

-William
Dane Aubrun said:
Yes, my usual browser wouldn't play it. I'll try the dreaded IE later. It offered the…"
Feb 19, 2020
Jos Wylin replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Hi William,
Allow me to congratulate you with the concerto and not in the least with the fabulous performance of the sax player. The excellent recording and mix make it a complete success! The 3 parts have some solemnity and religious feel, like a…"
Feb 19, 2020
Dane Aubrun replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Yes, my usual browser wouldn't play it. I'll try the dreaded IE later. It offered the download but I'd need your ok to do that."
Feb 19, 2020
William Maxwell replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Thank you Rob, much appreciated. I agree with you on Todd's playing. He really did a beautiful job with a beautiful expressive tone. I should add it took him about an hour..I mean from when he got the music to a finished recording. The performance…"
Feb 19, 2020
Robert Caley replied to William Maxwell's discussion Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
"Hi William,
I really liked this piece, all three movements. Haunting and expressive, and it's nice to hear sax being used in an orchestral setting. The sax playing is exquisite, and the orchestral parts (especially the strings) are lush and make a…"
Feb 19, 2020
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