Suite Francaise (1935), Francis Poulenc

Sound thinking

Buffalo News, The

Never accuse the Amherst Saxophone Quartet of not knowing when to take a winner and run with it. In October 1999, its program called Renaissance Sax featured seven transcriptions of works by the Flemish composer josquin Desprez. The concert was so rapturously received, by public and press alike, it is repeating it, almost verbatim. at 7:30 p.rn. today in Westminster Presbyterian Church. Read more »

ASQ, Sound thinking

Suite Francaise (1935), Francis Poulenc

In 1935, Poulenc composed the music to Edouard Bourdet's play La Reine Margot, about Margot de Valois, wife of the man who in 1594 was crowned King Henri IV of France. To create the correct period ambience, Poulenc turned to a collection of dances by Claude Gervaise, a composer and violinist of Margot's time. Poulenc orchestrated and reworked these dances for a mixed wind ensemble with percussion and harpsichord in such a personal way that they took on the composer's own unmistakable character. Noted Swedish composer Jonas Forssell (b. Read more »

Poulenc, Francis

1899 —
1962

FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1962) was one of the most multi-faceted and most loved members of Les Six, the French composer group of the 1920's.

Westminster Church: Amherst Saxophone Quartet

Works reviewed: 
Domine, exaudi orationem meam, Josquin Desprez
Ave Maria, Josquin Desprez
Missa Pange lingua, Josquin Desprez
Suite Francaise (1935), Francis Poulenc
Vue sur les Jardins Interdits (1973), Henri Pousseur
Songs, Book III , John Dowland
Harfleur Song, Paul Harvey
Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Dec 3 2001
By: 
Jan Jezioro

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet performed numbers from its recently released CD during a show Friday in Westminster Presbyterian Church. Read more »

ASQ's 'Renaissance Sax' is one for the ages

Works reviewed: 
L'homme arme, Josquin Desprez
Absalon Fili Mi, Josquin Desprez
De Profundis Clamavi, Josquin Desprez
Salve Regina, Josquin Desprez
O bone et dulcissime Jesu, Josquin Desprez
Missa Pange lingua, Josquin Desprez
Harfleur Song, Paul Harvey
Vue sur les Jardins Interdits (1973), Henri Pousseur
Suite Francaise (1935), Francis Poulenc
The Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Oct 29 1999
By: 
Herman Trotter

For sheer, unadulterated beauty, this concert must rank as one of the most memorable in the Amherst Saxophone Quartet's 22 years of public life. The program's title is "Renaissance Sax," chosen because all the music is either from, or related in some way to, that period (approximately 1400-1600 A.D.) in musical history. Read more »

Suite Francaise (1935), Francis Poulenc

Genre: 
Twentieth Century Music Transcriptions
Composer: 
Poulenc
Composer First Names: 
Francis
Arranger: 
Jonas Forssell
Composition Date: 
1935
Composed for the ASQ: 
Sound Samples
Movement: 
Bransle de Bourgogne
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Pavane
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Petite Marche Militaire
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Complainte
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Bransle de Champagne
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Sicilienne
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Carillon
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