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First Suite in Eb, Op. 79, No. 3 (1911/2017)

For Saxophone Quartet and Organ

Recording:

Stephanie Venturino, soprano saxophone; Dan Stenziano, alto saxophone; Chris Doser, tenor saxophone; Tyler Weissner, baritone saxophone; Sarah Simko, organ

Duration: 6'

  1. I. Chaconne
  2. III. March

Instrumentation:

  • Soprano Saxophone
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Organ

Program Notes:

My friend Ainsley Kilgo approached me and asked me to arrange some processional and recessional music for her marriage with Garret Reynolds. She wanted Holst's "First Suite" (since she and Garret first met during Eastman Wind Orchestra rehearsals of this piece) arranged for saxophone quartet (her primary instrument) and organ (to be played by her freshman year roommate). An Eastman wedding through and through, I was more than happy to oblige!