Marcello (Rousseau): Concerto in D Minor for Soprano Saxophone and Piano
Code: JP4003 ISMN: 979-0-3019-0192-2
The Concerto for Oboe is one of the most popular works
in the oboe repertoire. It is typical of instrumental
concerti in the Venetian style consisting of three
movements, with a slow expressive aria between two
faster movements, the final one usually in 3/8. It was
probably written between 1708-1712.
This edition has been edited for soprano saxophone
and piano by Eugene Rousseau. Although the original
edition was in C minor, Dr. Rousseau feels that D minor
is a more suitable key for the soprano saxophone. Dr.
Rousseau's preference in the second movement is to use a
minimal amount of ornamentation, which is in sharp
contrast to the version of the same movement created by
J.S. Bach. He has included the ornamentation used for
his recording with the Budapest String Soloists on RIAX
(RICA-1002), 'The Undowithoutable Instrument'.
(Publishers note: This CD is also available from Jeanne,
Inc.) The performer should feel free to add their own
personal ornamentation and articulations.