Semplice Saxophone – ‘From Beautiful Beginnings…’
Semplice – Italian for ‘simple’, the second CD in this attractive new series is appropriately selected as the inaugural CD to launch Saxophone Classics. Jeffery Wilson renowned saxophone player, composer and educator includes a wealth of music with different styles. From the classical idiom of Mendelssohn and Rachmaninov, the folk elements by Albeniz and Balogh together with jazz pieces by Heath and Street. This programme gives an over-view of the very best pieces often used for educational purposes or examinations. The CD includes a performance of ‘Champs Hill’ by Jeffery Wilson, for Saxophone duet and piano with guest artist Victoria Soames Samek. This is included on the disc as a free music PDF file.
This wonderful new disc will be eagerly sought by both pupils and teachers alike and with those who love the distinctive sound of one of the most popular of instruments – the saxophone. This is the second in the Semplice series, the other featuring clarinet with Victoria Samek.
Mendelssohn, Christie, Marciak, Wilson, Beswick, Street, Naulais, Tchaikovsky, Scott, Louiguy, Ilyinsky, Benjamin, Fauré, Shostakovich, Dvorak, Rachmaninov , Albeniz, Gurewich, Crepin, Balogh, R.R.Bennett, McGarry, Heath and the artists Jefferey Wilson and Tim Watts
Jeffery Wilson – saxophone Tim Watts – piano with guest artists Victoria Samek alto saxophone
‘A delightful collection of pedagogy pieces …a great CD for listeners and young students new to the saxophone’