Sonate en ut dièze mineur pour saxophone alto (ou alto) et orchestre

Genre

Orchestral Music

Date

1943

Instrumentation

Orchestra, Viola, Alto Saxophone, Alto Saxophone

Orchestral Instrumentation

2*2*2*2* 4210 T+3 Kb 2Hp str(10.10.8.6.4)

Dedicatee

Dédiée à Marcel Mule, professeur de saxophone au Conservatoire

Description

Movements

1- Modéré et très expressif; 2- Andante; 3- Fileuse; 4- Nocturne et final

The Sonata in C-sharp minor for alto saxophone (or viola) is Decruck’s most well-known work. Decruck created two versions of her world famous sonata, one with saxophone or viola and piano, the other with full orchestral accompaniment. The latter version is rarely heard. Decruck combines the Classical sonata form with impressionistic harmony and at times, polytonality. Decruck dedicated this work to Marcel Mule, the world renowned French saxophonist. Although Mule had countless compositions written for him in his lifetime, he took the time to record the Fileuse movement of the Sonata. Fileuse (“spinning”) features the saxophonist performing virtuosic passage works and takes the traditional place of the Scherzo.