The Royal Northern College of Music Saxophone Orchestra directed by Rob Buckland and Andy Scott will be giving a lunchtime concert at the Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, on 27 March at 1.15pm.
The programme will include The Golden Horn, a new work by Andy Scott. The Golden Horn is a fast, Turkish influenced piece with a central section that showcases the specific features of the featured instrument, in this case the saxophone. A different version with a flute specific centerpiece was premiered by the Tempest Flute Trio last month.
The programme will also include a selection of works for large saxophone ensemble by Barbara Thompson and Moondog. The works by Barbara Thompson appear on the Apollo Saxophone Orchestra CD Perpetual Motion, while the Moondog works were recorded by the London Saxophonic, both with Andy Scott on tenor saxophone.
The 20 piece ensemble includes all the saxophonists currently studying at the RNCM, and performs a wide range of engaging, accessible and sometimes unexpected repertoire. The RNCM Saxophone Orchestra led by Rob and Andy performed at the prestigious World Saxophone Congress in 2012 with a programme of works by RNCM tutors, including Andy Scott’s Tjuonavagge, an atmospheric piece depicting the simultaneous coldness and warmth of the striking Lapland landscape.
Click to view the RNCM website for details of the RNCM Saxophone Orchestra lunchtime concert
Click to view the Apollo Saxophone Orchestra CD Perpetual Motion on the Amazon website
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