Improvisation I

for Alto Sax

Improvisation I

for Alto Sax

Series: Leduc Publisher: Alphonse Leduc Format: Softcover Composer: Ryo Noda

Japanese born Ryo Noda (b. 1948) has been hailed for his forward-looking, avant-garde compositions and innovative playing techniques. Improvisation 1 is no exception. Noda's compositional achievements were significantly recognised in 1973 when he was awarded the SACEM Composition Prize. Improvisation 1 was published a year later, at the height of his career. Exploiting extended techniques on the saxophone to their full potential, Noda provides a score with a written glossary. However, a significant amount of interpretation with regards to tempo, pauses and pitch bends is left to the performer. Improvisation 1 is based on Shakuhachi playing, a Japanese flute made of bamboo, tuned to the minor pentatonic scale. For all saxophonists, Noda's Improvisation 1 is an excellent, varied addition to advanced repertoires.

  • Alto Sax

$10.99 (US) Inventory #HL 48183189 UPC: 888680788124 Publisher Code: AL25192 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" 4 pages

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