Quartet for Saxophones (1987), Elliot A. Del Borgo

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 »

Del Borgo, Elliot

1938 —

ELLIOT DelBORGO was born in Port Chester, New York in 1938. A student of Vincent Persichetti, he received awards from the University Awards Committee, Festival of the Arts, Potsdam, and many commissions. Mr. DeIBorgo taught in Philadelphia from 1960 to 1966, and has been a faculty member of the State University College at Potsdam since 1966. He has written works for orchestra, band, chorus, as well as chamber music. The Quartet for Saxophones was written for the Texas Saxophone Quartet.

Quartet for Saxophones (1987), Elliot A. Del Borgo

Genre: 
Sax Quartets 1978 - Present
Composer: 
Del Borgo
Composer First Names: 
Elliot
Composed for the ASQ: 
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