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CRUX FIDELIS Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra

 

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CRUX FIDELIS Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra (ad libitum string quintet), 15', Bayonne, 2021, U.M.P., Javier Oviedo and Jean-Pierre Schmitt, -, -, -.

 

"Joy is the gigantic secret of the Christian!” Gilbert Keith Chesterton

 

CRUX FIDELIS is a concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra. The work is in two movements.  The initial Moderato is an expressive set of variations on Good Friday's gregorian antiphon Crux fidelis beginning of the Pange Lingua. "Faithful Cross, among all, You are the noblest tree, No forest produces anything similar, In leaf, flower, or seed." The second and conclusive Allegro moderato is a joyous rondo-sonata on two free themes.

 

Version for saxophone and piano available at U.M.P.