A collection of music from some of the greatest composers transcribed for the E-flat alto saxophone with piano accompaniment. Ranging in difficulty from intermediate to advanced, the pieces are appropriate for recitals and contests. Selections include pieces by Handel, Telemann, J. S. Bach, Corelli, Evaristo Dall'abaco, Johann Ernst Galliard and others, for a total of 11 pieces. Includes piano accompaniment and solo part.
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One of the world's foremost concert saxophonists, J. Michael Leonard is a fascinating and versatile musical artist who is very active as an internationally renowned soloist appearing with orchestras and in recital around the world. His virtuosic performances "reveal a potent technique allied with remarkable control.... superlative." (Boston Globe). Michael has toured as soloist with the St. Petersburg Glinka Capella Orchestra (which included performances at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow) and the Ukrainian National Symphony throughout Ukraine. He has also widely concretized in countries such as England, Korea, Hong Kong, Poland, and India. His performance of the Concerto by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Karel Husa was under Dr. Husa's baton. Michael also gave the world concert premiere of Bernard Herrmann's "Prelude - A Night Piece" from the movie Taxi Driver with the Connecticut Orchestra. With over 3200 professional engagements, audiences have applauded him at Tanglewood, Aspen, Great Woods, Cirencester (UK), Cheltenham (UK), and the Kiev International Festivals. He has also been a guest artist at the Chopin Academy (Warsaw, Poland) as well as the Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky Conservatories of Music in Kiev, Ukraine. Michael has also performed extensively in jazz and popular music with such artists as Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and the Temptations to name just a few. Since the age of twenty-two, Michael has served as orchestral saxophonist for the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestras. He is also a very active chamber and symphonic musician, regularly performing as a clarinetist, bass clarinetist and flutist. Michael's interest in Celtic music has led him to perform on the Irish flute, Irish Uillean bagpipes, and the Great Highland bagpipes. Michael has also appeared as a guest on radio, including performances on WGBH (Boston), WFMT (Chicago), Radio Moscow, KBS (Korean Broadcasting Service) and Radio Television Hong Kong. Michael's compact discs are on the ASV (United Kingdom), Black Lion, Sony (Boston Pops), new world and CRI recording labels. As an active arranger, over 85 of his works for saxophone and clarinet have been published. His book Extended Technique for the Saxophone (not published by Mel Bay) is widely recognized as a major work on contemporary performance techniques. Michael resides in Massachusetts with his wife, the clarinetist Rebecca Leonard, their children, and their Rottweilers.
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Book Description Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110786634995