Suite for Saxophone Quartet (1972), Walter Hartley

Suite for Saxophone Quartet (1972), Walter Hartley

"The Suite, my first work for saxophone quartet, was completed June 12, 1972, for the Rascher Quartet, who first performed it that July at its dedicatee Sigurd Rascher's workshop at Union College, Schenectady, and recorded it soon after; it has also been recorded by the Aeolian Quartet. The Amherst Quartet also played it in Buffalo some years ago. Of its five movements: Prelude, Scherzo, Nocturne, Intermezzo and Finale, the Intermezzo was written first and the others followed shortly after. Read more »

Hartley, Walter

1927 —

WALTER S. HARTLEY was born February 21, 1927 in Washington, DC. (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) After high school and US Army service, he studied piano, theory and composition at the Eastman School of Music (principally with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson) where he received his Ph.D. in 1953. Of several teaching positions since then, the most important have been at the National Music Camp at Interlochen (summers 1956-1964), Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV (1958-1969) and State University of New York College at Fredonia (1969-1991), now Professor Emeritus. Read more »

Suite for Saxophone Quartet (1972), Walter Hartley

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1857 - 1977
Composer: 
Hartley
Composer First Names: 
Walter
Composition Date: 
1972
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Prelude
Movement: 
Scherzo
Movement: 
Nocturne
Movement: 
Intermezzo
Movement: 
Finale
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