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Repertoire

Alto & Soprano Saxophone
All works are original saxophone works unless indicated otherwise
(orchestration key: fl, ob, cl, fg - hrn, trp, trb, tuba)

Solo Repertoire with Orchestra

Jacques Ibert
Concertino Da Camera for alto saxophone and orchestra - 12 mins

 

(1 1 1 1 - 1 1 0 0 - strings) Leduc/Robert King,Inc
Alexander Glazunov Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra (Leduc/Kalmus) - 13 mins
John Williams
Escapades for alto saxophone and orchestra - 13 mins

 

(3 2 3 2 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, 3perc, harp, piano/cel, strings) Hal Leonard
Claude Debussy
Rapsodie for alto saxophone and orchestra - 11 mins

(3 3 2 2 - 4 2 3 1 - timb, perc, hp, strings) Durand/Kalmus
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Fantasia for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra - 10 mins

 

(strings, 3 fr.hns.) Peer
Astor Piazzolla 2 Tangos for soprano saxophone and strings (arr/orch: Ashu) - 8 mins
John Adams
Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra - 32 mins

 

(3 3 3 2 - 3 2 0 0 - piano, cel, harp, strings) Boosey & Hawkes
Jules Demersseman
Fantaisie sur un thème Original for alto sax and strings (orch: Ashu) - 6 mins
Darius Milhaud
Scaramouche, Op. 165c for alto saxophone and orchestra - 12 mins

 

(2 2 2 2 - 2 2 2 0, perc, strings) Salabert
Franz Waxman
A Place in the Sun: Suite for alto saxophone and orchestra - 9 mins
 

 

(3 2 2 2 - 4 4 4 1 - timp, 2perc, harp, piano, strings) Tnv
George Gershwin
But Not for Me for soprano sax and orchestra (arr: Tunick/Ashu) - 4 mins

 

(2 2 2 2 - 4 0 0 0, cel, harp, strings) Warner/EAMD
Erich W. Korngold
Concerto in C Major, Op. 37, for alto sax and orchestra (arr: Hemke) - 13 mins

 

(2 2 3 2 - 2 2 2 1- timp, 2 perc, harp, celeste, piano, strings) Schott
Ingolf Dahl
Concerto for alto saxophone and wind orchestra - 20 mins
(4 3 5 3 - 4 4 3 2 - timp, 3perc, 4cb, no strings) Euro-American
Frank Martin
Ballade for alto saxophone and orchestra - 14 mins

(Strings, piano, and timpani) Universal Editions
Henri Tomasi
Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra - 17 mins

 

(3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timb., perc., glock, xylo, harpe, cordes) Leduc
Jennifer Higdon Concerto for soprano sax and orchestra - 17 mins

 

(2 1 2 2 - 2 2 0 0 - 1perc, strings) Lawdon Press
Avner Dorman
Concerto for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra - 14 mins

 

(1 1 1 2 - 2 0 0 0 - dmkit, strings) G. Schirmer
Jacob Ter Veldhuis
Tallahatchie Concerto for alto saxophone and chamber orchestra - 19 mins

 

(2 1 2 2 - 1 1 0 0 - perc., strings) Donemus
Lee Actor
Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra - 22 mins

 

(2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0 - timp., perc., strings) Polygames
Florent Schmitt
Légende for alto saxophone and orchestra - 9 mins

 

(3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1, timp., 3 perc., celeste, 2 harp, strings) Durand
Vincent D'Indy
Chorale Varié, Op.55 for solo alto saxophone and orchestra - 10 mins

 

(2 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 0, harp, timp, strings) Kalmus
Paule Maurice
Tableaux de Provence for alto saxophone and orchestra - 12 mins

(2 3 2 1 - 2 1 0 0 - timp, 2perc, celeste, harp, strings) Lemoine
Pierre Max Dubois
Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra (Leduc) - 15 mins
Roger Boutry
Divertimento for alto saxophone and string orchestra (or band, arr.) (Leduc) - 9 mins
Paul Creston
Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra, or concert band - 18 mins

 

(3 2 2.asx.2 - 4 2 3 1 - timp, strings) G. Schirmer
Lars-Erik Larsson
Konsert for alto saxophone and string orchestra (Gehrmans) - 16 mins



Repertoire with Piano
William Albright
Sonata for alto saxophone and piano
J.S. Bach
Sonata in g minor, BWV 1020 (arr. for soprano sax & piano by Ashu)
Warren Benson
Aeolian Song for alto saxophone and piano
William Bolcom
Lilith for alto saxophone and piano
Euguene Bozza
Aria for alto saxophone and piano
Paul Creston
Sonata, Op. 19 for alto saxophone and piano
Jules Demersseman
Fantaisie sur un thème original for alto saxophone and piano
Edison Denisov
Sonata for alto saxophone and piano
Alfred Desenclos
Prélude, Cadence et Finale for alto saxophone and piano
Gabriel Fauré
Après un Reve for soprano saxophone and piano (arr. Ashu)
Elegie, Op. 24 for soprano saxophone and piano (arr. Ashu)
Cesar Franck
Sonata in A major (arr. Ashu)
George Gershwin
Two Short Pieces (arr. Ashu)
Three Preludes (arr. Frederick Hemke)
Ida Gotkovksy
Brillance for alto saxophone and piano
Edvard Grieg
Sonata in F Major, Op. 8, for alto saxophone and piano (arr. Fred Hemke)
To the Spring, Op.43, no.6 (from Lyric Pieces) for sop.sax/piano (arr. Ashu)
Paul Hindemith
Sonata for alto saxophone and piano
Pierre Jalbert Invention of the Saxophone for alto sax, piano, and narrator
John Anthony Lennon      
Distances Within Me for alto saxophone and piano
Gustav Mahler
Songs from Ruckert Lieder (arr. Fred Hemke)
Songs from Das Knaben Wunderhorn (arr. for alto sax & piano by Ashu)
David Maslanka
Sonata for alto saxophone and piano
Robert Muczynski
Sonata for alto saxophone and piano
Claude Pascal
Sonatine for alto saxophone and piano
Astor Piazzolla
Histoire du Tango (arr. for soprano saxophone and piano)
Adios Nonino, Oblivion, La Muerte del angel, and other short pieces (arr. Ashu)
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Andante from Sonata for cello and piano, Op.19 (arr. alto sax & piano by Ashu)
Vocalise, Op.34, no.14 (arr. for saxophone and piano)
Camille Saint-Saens
Romance, Op. 37, for soprano saxophone and piano (arr. Ashu)
Franz Schubert
"Arpeggione" Sonata, D821 (arr. for alto saxophone and piano)
Robert Schumann
Abendlied for soprano saxophone and piano (arr. Ashu)
Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70, for soprano saxophone and piano (arr. Ashu)
Alexander Scriabin
Etude Op.8, no.11 for soprano saxophone and piano (Arr. Ashu)


Also included in repertoire:
Additional shorter transcriptions by various composers (most arranged by Ashu)
Works not listed above are always welcome for consideration

   




Recital Programs from Past Seasons
(All works are original saxophone works unless indicated otherwise)

Program #1
Paul Hindemith
Sonata for alto saxophone and piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Andante from Sonata, Op.19 (arr. for alto sax & piano by Ashu)
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Fantasia (soprano sax/piano)

-Intermission-
 
Claude Debussy
Rapsodie (alto sax/piano)
Astor Piazzolla
3 Tangos (arr. for sop.sax & piano by Ashu)
Jules Demersseman Fantaisie sur un thème original for alto saxophone and piano

Program #2
Jacques Ibert
Concertino Da Camera (alto sax/piano)
Robert Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70, for soprano saxophone and piano (arr. Ashu)
Darius Milhaud
Scaramouche (alto sax/piano)

 

-Intermission-
 
Paul Creston
Sonata, Op. 19 for alto saxophone and piano
Claude Debussy
Rapsodie (alto sax/piano)
George Gershwin
Three Preludes (arr. for alto sax & piano)

Program #3
Vincent D'Indy
Chorale Varié, Op.55 for alto saxophone and piano
J.S. Bach
Sonata in g minor, BWV 1020 (arr. for sop. sax & piano by Ashu)
Frank Martin
Ballade (alto sax/piano)

 

-Intermission-
 
Florent Schmitt
Légende for alto saxophone and piano
Alexander Scriabin
Etude Op.8, no.11 for soprano saxophone and piano (arr. Ashu)
Astor Piazzolla
Histoire du Tango (arr. for soprano sax & piano)

   



 
The 12 most effective ways to feature Ashu with orchestra
(All works are original saxophone works unless indicated otherwise)

1. With Symphony or Chamber Orchestra
Jacques Ibert
Concertino Da Camera for alto saxophone and orchestra (12 min)
Astor Piazzolla
Two Tangos for soprano saxophone and strings (arr: Ashu) (8 min)
encore: Demersseman Fantaisie sur un thème original for alto sax and strings (orch: Ashu) (6 min)
-Intermission-
Symphony

2. With Symphony Orchestra
Overture
Jacques Ibert
Concertino Da Camera for alto saxophone and orchestra (12 min)
-Intermission-
Symphony
John Williams
Escapades for alto saxophone and orchestra (13 min)

3. With Chamber Orchestra
Overture
Alexander Glazunov
Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra (15 min)
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Fantasia for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra (10 min)
-Intermission-
Symphony

4. With Symphony Orchestra
Jacques Ibert
Concertino Da Camera for alto saxophone and orchestra (12 min)
Claude Debussy
Rapsodie for alto saxophone and orchestra (11 min)
Jules Demersseman Fantaisie sur un thème original for alto sax and strings (orch: Ashu) (6 min)
-Intermission-
Symphony

5. With Symphony or Chamber Orchestra
Alexander Glazunov
Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra (15 min)
Astor Piazzolla
2 Tangos for soprano sax and orchestra (arr/orch: Ashu) (8 min)
encore: J. Demersseman
Fantaisie sur un thème original for alto sax and strings (orch: Ashu) (6 min)
-Intermission-
Symphony

6. With Chamber Orchestra (strings plus 3 horns, piano and timpani)
Overture
Frank Martin
Ballade for alto saxophone with strings, piano and timpani (16 min)
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Fantasia for soprano saxophone with strings and 3 horns (10 min)
-Intermission-
Symphony

7. With Symphony Orchestra
Overture
Alexander Glazunov
Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra (15 min)
Darius Milhaud
Scaramouche, Op. 165c for alto saxophone and orchestra (12 min)
-Intermission-
Symphony

8. With Symphony or Chamber Orchestra
Overture
Vincent D'Indy
Chorale Varié, Op.55 for solo alto sax and orchestra (10 min)
Jacques Ibert
Concertino Da Camera for alto saxophone and orchestra (12 min)
-Intermission-
Symphony

9. With Symphony Orchestra
Overture
Ingolf Dahl
Concerto for alto saxophone and wind orchestra (20 min)
-Intermission-
Erich W. Korngold
Concerto in C Major, Op. 37 (arr. Hemke) (13 min)
Symphony
10. With Chamber Orchestra
Overture
Alexander Glazunov
Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra (15 min)
-Intermission-
Jacques Ibert
Concertino Da Camera for alto saxophone and orchestra (12 min)
Symphony
11. With Symphony Orchestra
Overture
Florent Schmitt
Légende for alto saxophone and orchestra (9 min)
Darius Milhaud
Scaramouche, Op. 165c for alto saxophone and orchestra (12 min)
-Intermission-
Symphony
12. With Chamber Orchestra
Overture
Frank Martin
Ballade for alto saxophone with strings, piano and timpani (16 min)
Jacques Ibert
Concertino Da Camera for alto saxophone orchestra (12 min)
-Intermission-
Symphony

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