Saxophone Concerto (Full Score)


Scored for: Tenor saxophone, piano, double bass, drums, timps, percussion and strings
Duration: 20 minutes

Other Info:  Will Todd’s Saxophone Concerto was commissioned by the Bristol University Chamber Orchestra in 1991. The work received a revision and further performances in 2009. In it’s current revised version the work is approximately 20 minutes duration.

The Instrumental Parts are available to hire through Tyalgum Press. Please contact us for more information.

A recording of the work in its 1991 version, performed by the Brunel Ensemble and saxophonist Ben Waghorn exists on the Midwinter album.

"An attractive work it adds richly and with personality to the already growing repertoire of such concertos. Three movements of often jazz-inflected music need not cause shudders among the traditionalists for here the music spurs and invigorates. The work opens upbeat and then imbibes some of Edvard Munch's glum sea-spirit. The sax plays the insinuating lyric singer blazing through a kaleidoscopic multitude of styles: commercial jazz, 1960s Gallic film music, Vaudeville, Sondheim, Las Vegas neon, Nyman and Malcolm Arnold. The orchestral sound is a big one but it does not close the door on yielding tenderness (the central Ballad). The concerto avoids Broadway's tinnily commercial soul and the song is sung and swung by Ben Waghorn with lyric rush and élan."

Rob Barnett/ Music Web International

Additional information


Full Score: ISMN 9790570701841
Catalogue Number: TP701841
Instrumentation: Tenor Sax, Piano, Bass, Drums, Timps, Percussion, Strings
String Parts Supplied: 6,6,4,4,3
Pages: 104

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