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RONDO CHROMATIQUE pour trio de saxophones / Ken'ichi Masakado [Score and Parts]

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Score and Parts

RONDO CHROMATIQUE pour trio de saxophones

For saxophone trio

Composed by Ken'ichi Masakado (正門研一)

Publisher:Golden Hearts Publications(ONSA)

Printing Material:Color fine paper

Program notes:

As a proverb "Two heads are better than one", it would be a good idea to imagine a discussion by three people in this song: to draw some conclusions or to draw out wisdom, It sometimes seems to argue with each other while responding (or imitating) one another and repelling one time. I think that it seems like it is processed in a chromatic manner as in the title, and I think that it is somewhat cold and severe tune. Nonetheless, it is by no means pessimistic music as indicated by "Scherzando" at the beginning. Although it is a chromatic scale, it is not a tonality, but a tonal feeling drifts slightly, so I believe that it is never difficult to draw conclusions and wisdom from everyone being played. In addition, although it is titled "RONDO", it is also intended to show that active discussions will be carried out starting from the core motifs, not the format of the work. Was it just as saying that "The Congress dances"?

In 2006 I started composing with the thought that "a thoroughly polyphonic trio song". It was in June 2009 that it was completed with a long interruption. Premiere on December 3, 2011, Kanazawa saxophone ensemble "The 23rd regular concert", by Takuro Ogawa (Soprano sax.), Chiharu Ito (Alto sax.), Masashito Ooue (Tenor sax.). Please note that I received a lot of advice from Mr. Keiji Munesada when premiere (I also reflect advice from him on this publication).

(Ken'ichi Masakado)

Reference music

Performed by :
S. Sax. : Takuro Ogawa

A. Sax. : Chiharu Ito

T. Sax. : Masashito Ooue

Recorded at Matto Learning Center, Hakusan City, Japan
On December 3, 2011

Score Sample:



Soprano Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone