Quartet for Saxophones (1990), Tayloe Harding

Amherst Saxophone Quartet manages to soften the impact

Works reviewed: 
Quartet for Saxophones (1987), Elliot A. Del Borgo
Quartet for Saxophones (1990), Tayloe Harding
New York Suite (1980), Paquito D'Rivera
Petit Quatuor pour Saxophones, Jean Francaix
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Dec 5 1994
By: 
Thomas Putnam

Consider the impact of a saxophone quartet, which makes a forceful sound that owes much to the brassy and reedy tone of the instruments. That impact owes something, too, to the character of the saxophone, which is not by nature an intimate conversationalist.

Played with the skill of the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, music for the ensemble can knock you on the head and leave you smiling. The delicacies of this performing group are therefore much appreciated, as a kind of other side to the coin. Read more »

Back saxes

Works reviewed: 
Evade Dave (1999), Dave Sipos
Panta Rei (1997), Charles Griffin
Canonic Suite (1945, revised 1981), Elliott Carter
Sonata (1975), Jerome Moross
Clapping Music (1972), Steve Reich
Quartet for Saxophones (1990), Tayloe Harding
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Sep 10 1999
By: 
Herman Trotter

TWO WORLD premieres were featured in Thursday evening's concert by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, The program, "American Variations," was in Slee Hall, VB North Campus; and will be repeated at 7:30 p.m. next Friday in Westminster Presbyterian Church.

There was enough music built on repetitive, orderly devices such as canon, phase shifting and retrograde that the program assumed an almost neo-baroque dominant tone. Read more »

Quartet for Saxophones (1990), Tayloe Harding

Quartet for Saxophones (1990) is a work in three movements for the standard saxophone quartet. The work is traditional in its structure: the outer "fast" movements make use of angular melodies and repeating motivic fragments developed from the melodies, while the inner "slow" movement features a lyrical melody exchanged through the instruments in an evolving, but recurring homophonic texture. Each movement is also of a different form: simple arch, ABA; through composed, song-like; developmental, monothematic.

Harding, Tayloe

TAYLOE HARDING is the Head of the Department of Music and Associate Professor of Music at Valdosta State University. A composer, Dr. Harding's works have received performances throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He has received grants from Meet the Composer, the National Endowment for the Arts, Lila Wallace-Readers' Digest Foundation, Philip Morris, Inc.. and a variety of state and local agencies. Dr. Harding and his wife Christine Carere Harding are very proud of their family, including children Marvel, Maddie, Chase, Mimi, and Grace.

Quartet for Saxophones (1990), Tayloe Harding

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Harding
Composer First Names: 
Tayloe
Composition Date: 
1990
Composed for the ASQ: 
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