Scherzo for Saxophone Quartet (1984), Dick Hyman

Amherst Saxophone Quartet finds modern music that fills the bill

Works reviewed: 
Rudy Wiedoeft Suite, Rudy Wiedoeft
Quartet for Four Saxophones (1989), Anita D. Perry
Saxophone Quartet No. 4 (1976), Russell Howland
As the World Passes Quickly Below Me, I Fly to My Creator (1996), Michael Zak
Scherzo for Saxophone Quartet (1984), Dick Hyman
Mass Transit (1989), David P. Jones
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Nov 19 1996
By: 
Herman Trotter

Contemporary music written specifically for four saxophones (no transcriptions) made up the bill of fare for Monday's concert by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet.

Well, there was one transcription, the concluding "Rudy Wiedoeft Suite," which included three pieces for solo sax by Wiedoeft, a sort of father figure in the sax world, arranged for quartet by Ted Hegvik. The outer movements were ragtime infused, played with footloose abandon, and separated by a charming waltz with tantalizingly exaggerated rubato. Read more »

Hyman, Dick

1927 —

Hyman, Dick, has functioned as a pianist, organist, arranger, conductor, and composer throughout a busy musical career which got underway in the early 50's. His versatility in all these areas has resulted in well over one hundred albums recorded under his own name and many more in support of other artists. While developing a masterful facility for improvisation in his own piano style, Mr. Hyman has investigated the earliest periods of jazz and ragtime and has researched and recorded the music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Read more »

Scherzo for Saxophone Quartet (1984), Dick Hyman

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Hyman
Composer First Names: 
Dick
Composition Date: 
1984
Composed for the ASQ: 
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