24 pieces for solo saxophone which are pictures of emblematic places, specialities and figures of this French area.
As the pedagogical and melodic element, this book will provide progressive and easy pieces which can be performed for exams or auditions.
The pieces in this collection portray the places, people and indeed cuisine of the Loire Valley. Titles include Jules Verne, Le Champignon de Paris and Le Puy du Fou, directed at players of Grade 3 to 5 ability. A wide range of technique is featured, including simple multiphonics, for which ﬁngerings are suggested in a chart at the beginning of the book. Slap and ﬂutter tonguing are used in some of the pieces.
The keys of the pieces do not exceed three sharps or ﬂats, and it is suggested that the pieces might be used for examinations or auditions. It is unlikely that these pieces will ﬁnd their way into UK music examination syllabuses, but they would be useful for an intermediate standard student as sight-reading material.
CASS (Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain, Summer 2017)
La Douceur angevine - Le Bon Roi René - Solesmes et son chant grégorien - Les Marais salants - La Cité Anne de Bretagne - La Gabare sur la Loire - Le Layon et ses côteaux - Jean Lurçat - Le petit LU - Les 24 heures sur piste - Le Puy du Fou - L'Apocalypse - Jules Verne - La Croisicaise - Le Cadre noir - La Fleur du 1er mai - Chemillé et ses plantes médicinales - La Dame de Monsoreau - Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique - La Venise verte - Hervé Bazin - Le Champignon de Paris - Robert Tatin - Quand reverrai-je, hélas !... fumer la cheminée…