Main Street USA

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Tracklist

1.
Pavane
02:02
2.
Main Street Waltz
01:27
3.
Main Street March
01:22
4.
Selections from Porgy and Bess Suite - Clara, Clara
01:30
5.
Selections from Porgy and Bess Suite - Oh, I Got Plenty O'Nuttin'
00:00
6.
Selections from Porgy and Bess Suite - Bess, You is My Woman Now
00:00
7.
Selections from Porgy and Bess Suite - Oh, I Can't Sit Down
00:00
8.
Selections from Porgy and Bess Suite - It Ain't Necessarily So
00:00
9.
Selections from Porgy and Bess Suite - Summertime
01:58
10.
Selections from Porgy and Bess Suite - There's A Boat dat's Leavin' For New York
01:19
11.
Selections from Porgy and Bess Suite - Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way
00:00
12.
Promenade
00:00
13.
Three Quarter Blues
00:59
14.
Merry Andrew
00:00
15.
Selections from West Side Story - I Feel Pretty
00:00
16.
Selections from West Side Story - Balcony Scene (Tonight)
00:00
17.
Selections from West Side Story - Cha-Cha/Meeting Scene/Jump
00:00
18.
Selections from West Side Story - One Hand, One Heart
02:58
19.
Selections from West Side Story - Gee, Officer Krupke
01:15
20.
Selections from West Side Story - Scherzo
01:33
21.
Selections from West Side Story - Somewhere
00:00

Description

Main Street USA Since the Saxophone Quartet literature is somewhat limited and is not well known, the New Century Saxophone Quartet often turns to arrangements in order to round-out their repertoire. Usually this means works written before the Saxophones invention in the 1840s by the Belgian inventor Adolphe Sax. With the more frequent use of the Saxophone in the 20th Century, especially in America, it was natural for me to turn to three of my most admired composers: Morton Gould, George Gershwin, and Leonard Bernstein. Another logical reason for choosing these three was that they all used Saxophones in their compositions – including those on this disc. West Side Story is scored for the entire modern Saxophone family: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone and Bass! The music chosen also satisfies a request of NCSQ fans – that we perform some music they know with tunes that continue to play in their heads long after the concert is over. Most often one hears Hollywood or jazzed-up versions of the music on this disc. In contrast, I set out not to merely reduce these works for Saxophone quartet, but also to preserve the original flavor and feel of the music. This turned out to be quite a challenge, not only for me as arranger, but for the performers as well. To retain an orchestral quality and to cover all of the parts, the individual instruments are stretched well beyond their usual quartet roles. Additionally, each performer is required to play beyond what has been the standard range of their instruments both in pitch and sensitivity. An added but welcome intricacy was the use of percussion

Additional information

Artists

Recording location

protestant Church Renswoude, The Netherlands

Mastering equiment

Sony DAE 3000

Mastering engineer

Jared Sacks

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Recording format

pcm 44.1

Analog to digital converter

dCS900

Recording date

November 1996

Editing

Jared Sacks

Composers

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Recording engineer

Tom Peeters

Producer

Tom Peeters

Type

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Format

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Label

Genre

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Digital to analog converter

sony

Press reviews

Apeldoornse Courant

(…) subtiel ingevulde percussie (…) (…) superieur ensemble spel en glanzende blaastechnieken staan ten dienste van inventieve arrangementen (…)

Fono Forum

(…) Das Ergebnis ist klar bis abgeklrt.

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