This concerto runs as one continuous piece but with a three-movement plan: Fast – Slow – Fast.
After an introduction and saxophone cadenza, the first main theme is introduced. Three principal motifs feature in the first movement, and are subsequently developed throughout the Concerto, binding the three movements together. The first movement has an energetic but melodic character, the second a mood of tranquility, and the third and final movement is distinctive for its pulsating rhythmic drive. A coda section ends the piece, using material from all three movements, modified to deliver a climactic finish.
This piano reduction of the original, orchestral version of the Saxophone Concerto is suitable for use as a rehearsal version of the orchestral work, but minor amendments have been introduced so that it stands alone and can be performed as a work in its own right.
The E-Edition PDF bundle includes an Eb saxophone part and piano accompaniment.
“Saxophone Concerto” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.