Petit Quatuor pour Saxophones, Jean Francaix

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 »

Horns of Plenty

Works reviewed: 
Andante et Scherzetto, Pierre Lantier
Petit Quatuor pour Saxophones, Jean Francaix
Phantom Melos (1981), Rocco Di Pietro
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Sep 26 1997
By: 
Mary Kunz

The Quartet, still fine after 20 years
THE FIRST clue that the Amherst Saxophone Quartet isn't your average chamber ensemble comes in the group's program notes. Right after a windy rundown of grants and funding, a footnote reads:
Members of the ASQ met with the Governor and County Executive last night, threatening to move the Quartet out of town unless its new multimillion dollar stadium is built. The ASQ also insisted that all proceeds from beer sold at the concerts would go to the owners of the Group.

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Modern Art Suite, Rusty Dedrick

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1857 - 1977
Composer: 
Dedrick
Composer First Names: 
Rusty
Composition Date: 
1967
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Purism
Movement: 
Surrealism

Petit Quatuor pour Saxophones, Jean Francaix

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1857 - 1977
Composer: 
Francaix
Composer First Names: 
Jean
Composition Date: 
1935
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Gaguenardise
Movement: 
Cantilene
Movement: 
Serenade Comique
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