Title: Concerto Composer: Pierre Max Dubois Dedication and Premiered by: Jean-Marie Londeix Date of Composition: 11/3/1957

Publisher: Editions Musicales Alphonse Leduc Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone and Orchestra Number of Movements: Three Time: 18 minutes Range: Low A#Altissimo Bb Comments: If one is to perform this piece, Londeix’s fingering chart would be very useful in deciphering some notes. Mvt 1 The opening recitative was added by Londeix. Large skips are found throughout the first page and should be played with some rubato. The piano enters at mesuré (measured) on line five. The 64th note runs on page two should be practiced such that four 64th notes get a beat; once it can be played quickly, speed the notes up and play both lines in a single breath. Thirds are prevalent leading into the Allegro. This is where Dubois’ work begins. Scaler passages and outlining chords are common throughout the first movement. The most difficult things about this movement are accidentals and 16th note rests when not on the down-beat. Mvt 2—Sarabande This is a very beautifully written and lyrical movement. Articulations are rare, aside from those starting slurred passages. The tempo marking, lento nostaligico, means to play slowly and with nostalgia. Starting in line five, the orchestra plays the melody from the beginning of the saxophone part. The star at the end means that C# may be played instead of the F# when an F# key is not present on the instrument. Mvt 3—Rondo This is a seven-part rondo. The first A section begins at the beginning, B at five after 2, A at two before 5, C at four before 10, A at Tempo (two after 20), B at 21, and the final A section at 25. Many of the compositional techniques from the first movement are used here but with fewer accidentals. Slur two followed by staccato notes can be found in both first and third movements, but more so in the rondo. Outlining chords and scales in thirds can be found, heavily, on the second to last page. Looking at the third from last line, 16th notes scales can be found, moving up by a half step every beat. Ralentissant is the same as a rallentando, and the last measure is played (suddenly) at tempo 1.

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