An analysis of Paul Creston’s Sonata for E-flat alto saxophone and piano. URL to cite or link to: Paul Creston was an Italian American composer of classical music. Born in New York City to He also wrote a suite () and a sonata (op. 19, ) for alto saxophone and piano (both dedicated to Cecil Leeson), as well as a suite for. The Sonata For Alto Saxophone and Piano Op. 19 is one of the most popular termed this idea as meter-as-measure, and is central to Creston’s rhythmic.

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Creston was one of saxophome most performed American composers of the s and s. Listen to Donald Sinta Play this. With the limited number of commercial recordings of serious saxophone music available, it is quite an honor that this piece be recorded three times.

Paul Creston

URL to cite or link to: This piece was completed in and first performed on February 15, in New York by Cecil Leeson, who commissioned the sonata. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Movement 1 is marked “With vigor” and is appropriately filled with vivacious rhythms; short, pointed gestures are balanced against long legato lines, both types of material having been built using Creston ‘s usual richly chromatic, thickly harmonized tonal idiom.

Why am I seeing this? Inhe was appointed organist to St. I don’t have mine on me. Views Read Edit View history. Genre Chamber Music Classical. Creston has written two other pieces for saxophone. Malachy’s, teaching composition, piano, and organ, and his family. Several of his works have become staples of the wind band repertoire. He also wrote a suite and a sonata op. OK, I agree No, give me more info. The Concerto for Saxophone was completed in and is quite similar to the sonata harmonically, melodically, and rhythmically.


He taught at Central Washington State College from Creston, Paul, Sonatas, saxophone, piano, op. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. He was an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, initiated into the national honorary Alpha Alpha chapter.

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In the finale, a wonderfully greasy central melodic episode marked “smooth” slows things down for a while. It tends to be a bit more contrapuntal than the sonata. Introspection Late Night Partying. His pieces include six symphoniesa number of concertosincluding two for violin[1] one sonara marimba and orchestra [2] premiered by Ruth Stuberone for one piano, one for two pianosone for accordion and one for alto saxophone the latter dedicated to Cecil Leeson[3] a fantasia for trombone and orchestra composed for and premiered by Robert Marstellerand a Rapsodie saxpphone for alto saxophone – written for Jean-Marie Londeix.

Sonata Op.19 by Paul Creston

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An analysis of Paul Creston’s Sonata for E-flat alto saxophone and piano.

This page was last edited on 6 Septemberat First presented to the public: It seems you transposed it from the original score, and thought it was written in Eb in deed it was in concert toneto concert tone, thus it finally sounds a sixth higher than what it was supposed to be.

He died in Poway, Californiaa suburb of San Diego [6].

Your download has started. Rarely does one find a student of the saxophone who has not studied this work. Paul Creston ‘s Sonata for saxophone and piano, Op. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: The score can be downloaded in the format of your preference: Chreston, Shekon, Lunde, Leszczynski, Lennon. In Marco Ciccone had done a version for saxophone and orchestra of the Sonata op. The work is written for E flat saxophone and has three movements, the headings of which are in common-sense English, as espoused by a handful of American composers in the s and ’40s, rather than the traditional Italian.