An analysis of Paul Creston’s Sonata for E-flat alto saxophone and piano. URL to cite or link to: Paul Creston was an Italian American composer of classical music. Born in New York City to He also wrote a suite () and a sonata (op. 19, ) for alto saxophone and piano (both dedicated to Cecil Leeson), as well as a suite for. The Sonata For Alto Saxophone and Piano Op. 19 is one of the most popular termed this idea as meter-as-measure, and is central to Creston’s rhythmic.

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Paul Creston ‘s Sonata for saxophone and piano, Op.

Recognition came speedily to Creston: The work is written for E flat saxophone and has three movements, the headings of which are in common-sense English, as espoused by a handful of American composers in the s and ’40s, rather than the traditional Italian. Movement 1 is marked “With vigor” and is appropriately filled with vivacious rhythms; short, pointed gestures are balanced against long legato lines, both types of material having been built using Creston ‘s usual richly chromatic, thickly harmonized tonal idiom.


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Saxophhone the finale, a wonderfully greasy central melodic episode marked “smooth” slows things down for a while. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

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