Toccata in d minor, Johann Sebastian Bach

Amherst Saxophone Quartet rises to the occasion

Works reviewed: 
Saxophone Quartet (1997), Theodore Wiprud
Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, Antonin Dvorak
Toccata in d minor, Johann Sebastian Bach
Quatuor pour saxophones, op. 31, Jean Absil
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Apr 10 1999
By: 
Herman Trotter

The 1997 Saxophone Quartet composed by Theodore Wiprud was jointly commissioned by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet and several other ensembles, and has had prior partial performances and has undergone considerable subsequent revision.

The final version of the work was given its initial airing during Friday evening's concert, with the composer on hand to offer comments and listening guides. Read more »

Quartet plays Slee with practiced ease

Works reviewed: 
Concerto in F, Op. 3, n. 7, Antonio Vivaldi
Toccata in d minor, Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto Grosso in e minor, Op. 6 #3, George Fredrick Handel
Sinfonietta in C, Johann Christian Bach
Sinfonia in G Major, Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Wind Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 8 #2, Karl Stamitz
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Apr 8 1997
By: 
Herman Trotter

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet opened Monday's concert with the delightfully breezy Overture to the Concerto in F by Vivaldi, with its fine, high-flying soprano lines.
    
They then proceeded to pack a lot of interesting and varied music into the less than two hours which separated that from the racing and chattery fourth movement Allegro of J. S. Bach's statuesque and nobly sculptured Toccata in D minor, originally for harpsichord, whIch concluded the program.
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Toccata in d minor, Johann Sebastian Bach

Genre: 
Baroque Transcriptions
Composer: 
Bach
Composer First Names: 
Johann Sebastian
Arranger: 
Lowell Shaw
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Allegro moderato
Movement: 
Andante
Movement: 
Allegretto
Movement: 
Allegro

The luxuriant sound of baroque saxes

Works reviewed: 
Toccata in d minor, Johann Sebastian Bach
Songs, Book III , John Dowland
Sonata 44, Domenico Scarlatti
Concerto in d minor, George Frederic Handel
Fantazia, Orlando Gibbons
Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Sep 28 1995
By: 
Thomas Putnam

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet played a baroque program Wednesday night in the acoustically warm Buffalo Seminary chapel, and they were not trespassing. This tight choir of saxophones made the made-for-organ pieces sound especially luxuriant, the capstone of the program being the dramatic and thrilling Toccata and Fugue in d minor by Bach. In this transcription by Harry Fackelman (the baritone saxophonist in the quartet), one was easily swept up in the harmonic sound and the bold lines. Not every easy way was taken, either. Read more »

Toccata in d minor, Johann Sebastian Bach

This arrangement of Toccata in d minor was made for the ASQ by Lowell Shaw. He is much loved by French Hornists (and other Hornists) around the world for his wonderful Horn Quartets.

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