Songs, Book III , John Dowland

Sound thinking

Buffalo News, The

Never accuse the Amherst Saxophone Quartet of not knowing when to take a winner and run with it. In October 1999, its program called Renaissance Sax featured seven transcriptions of works by the Flemish composer josquin Desprez. The concert was so rapturously received, by public and press alike, it is repeating it, almost verbatim. at 7:30 p.rn. today in Westminster Presbyterian Church. Read more »

ASQ, Sound thinking

Dowland, John

1563 —
1626

Dowland, John, of English or possibly Irish origin, was born in 1563, probably in London. He was a lutenist of distinction but failed, allegedly because he was a Catholic, to win a position in the royal service, seeking his fortune abroad at Kassel and later, in 1598, at the court of Christian IV of Denmark. He was forced by debt to return to England in 1606 and eventually won appointment as one of the King's Lutes in 1612. Read more »

Westminster Church: Amherst Saxophone Quartet

Works reviewed: 
Domine, exaudi orationem meam, Josquin Desprez
Ave Maria, Josquin Desprez
Missa Pange lingua, Josquin Desprez
Suite Francaise (1935), Francis Poulenc
Vue sur les Jardins Interdits (1973), Henri Pousseur
Songs, Book III , John Dowland
Harfleur Song, Paul Harvey
Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Dec 3 2001
By: 
Jan Jezioro

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet performed numbers from its recently released CD during a show Friday in Westminster Presbyterian Church. Read more »

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 »

Songs, Book III , John Dowland

Genre: 
Early Music
Composer: 
Dowland
Composer First Names: 
John
Arranger: 
Stephen Rosenthal
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Farewell, unkind
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Weep you no more
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It was a time
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In this trembling shadow cast
Movement: 
Fie on this Feigning
Movement: 
The lowest trees have tops
Movement: 
I must complain
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