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    THE ART OF THE FUGUE-BACH for saxes

    Sax quartet playing Fugue #I.

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    Re: THE ART OF THE FUGUE-BACH for saxes

    Gary,

    Such a natural fit. The Art is so versatile, and this combination works very well. It has an organ like quality, but with more clarity in the individual parts; and I really liked the little swells on some of the sustained notes (at least I thought heard that). Each part felt very musically realized, and made for a very convincing whole. Nice job!
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    Re: THE ART OF THE FUGUE-BACH for saxes

    Thanks for listening, Ron.
    I think the sax quartet is one of the best woodwind ensembles for duplicating the sounds of the organ & particularly Baroque music.
    Gary

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    That sound nice Gary.
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    Re: THE ART OF THE FUGUE-BACH for saxes

    Thanks for listening, Hippie.

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    Gary

    I listen to pieces posted on Soundclick all of the time and for some reason my pop-up blocker always hits on yours and I have to open manually.

    I am finally taking a music class this semester and we had a long discussion tonight in class about the Saxaphone. I mentioned that you do a lot of work with them ( and others here that do as well).

    This one was fun to listen to.

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    Re: THE ART OF THE FUGUE-BACH for saxes

    Thanks for listening, Ron.
    Most of my life I have thought of myself as a clarinet player who also plays Tenor. An ulnor nerve contusion 2 years ago ended my clarinet playing, and only with an inventive repairman was I able to adapt my tenor so I can play it.
    Which has little to do with writing for sax.
    You have to think of the sax section as a whole instead of parts.
    The written & practical ranges are different for each. Smaller saxes play high: larger saxes play low. Bari saxes can play low Bb's easily while the rest of the saxes don't. The space between low notes & highest notes should be equally filled in tutti passages. No ultra hi notes with low harmony, etc. Good players can play each of the saxes with fast notes,
    but lower notes respond slowly.
    Sax is the easiest wind instrument to learn to play(at a beginning level, but requires diligence to master.) Intonation often becomes a problem unless players are aware of adjusting individual notes.

    Gary

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    Re: THE ART OF THE FUGUE-BACH for saxes

    Hi Gary, I liked hearing this with the saxes. The voices were easy to follow and yet also blended together nicely. Thanks for another good listen! John

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    Re: THE ART OF THE FUGUE-BACH for saxes

    Thanks for listening, John.

    Gary

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