Suite for Saxophone Quartet (1979), Paul Creston

Amherst Sax quartet dusts off the big band sound

Works reviewed: 
Grave et Presto, Jean Rivier
Suite for Saxophone Quartet (1979), Paul Creston
Sax Appeal (1990), David Stock
Waltz for Debby, Bill Evans
Masako, Russ Carere
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Feb 8 1993
By: 
Herman Trotter

There were two premieres on this program by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, attractive lighter pieces, but the bulk of the concert was devoted to exploration of repertoire that the ensemble hadn't played for some time. Read more »

Quartet's second time around is no mistake

Works reviewed: 
Quatuor (1931), Alexander Glazunov
Quatuor pour saxophones, op. 31, Jean Absil
Introduction et Scherzo (1957), Robert Clerisse
Suite for Saxophone Quartet (1979), Paul Creston
Introduction and Capriccio (1981), Stephen Parisi
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Nov 13 1997
By: 
Herman Trotter

In celebrating its 20th anniversary this season, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet reprised, in its initial concert, its very first concert. For the second set, it is replaying a 1982 Carnegie Hall concert.

"It was a watershed for us," said spokesman Stephen Rosenthal, "because the fine review which the New York Times gave us was a springboard to a long and healthy career."

After hearing the concert again, it's clear that the Times' positive review was earned. Read more »

Creston, Paul

1906 —

PAUL CRESTON (Giuseppe Guttoveggio) (1906-1985), born Joseph Gutevecchio in New York, was an American composer and organist of Italian heritage. He was largely self-taught. Rhythm is the keystone of his style, his technique depending primarily on constantly shifting subdivisions of a regular meter. The other main features of his music are long, florid, but motivically-generated melody, lush impressionistic harmony and very full orchestration. Read more »

Suite for Saxophone Quartet (1979), Paul Creston

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Creston
Composer First Names: 
Paul
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Prelude
Movement: 
Scherzino
Movement: 
Pastorale
Movement: 
Rondo

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