Sax Concerto – posted for real!

After a bit of a false alarm several weeks ago, I now have a shareable recording of two (of the five) movements of my Concerto for Soprano Sax and Wind Ensemble. This recording, of the US Navy Band (conducted by Captain George N. Thompson) with Timothy Roberts on soprano sax, is of a performance at the VMEA conference about two weeks ago.

And it’s frickin’ fantastic.

The group is performing the same two movements at Midwest on Wednesday, December 19, at 9pm. If you’re at Midwest and you miss that performance, you are a stupid head. They’re playing the entire piece in January at the International Saxophone Symposium.

Go, get to it! Go check out movements 4 (“Wood”) and 5 (“Finale”) of my new sax concerto!

(My sincere thanks to Captain Thompson for allowing me to share this recording — and to Tim Roberts, who absolutely plays the hell out of the piece. You’ll see…)


Kevin Howlett says

Dude, this is awesome. AWE. SOME. The way that I felt about writing a clarinet concerto after hearing Corigliano's is the same feeling I'm getting hearing your sax concerto. No need to write one now, man. Will you teach me your ways? I could be your personal bodyguard in exchange...just ask Travis, I'm a big guy.

Gus Greely says

Hot $hi+, Mackey. You never cease to amaze.

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