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Hey guys,

I'm currently working on scaramouche by Milhaud and am looking for some more classical "Samba" type works. Any suggestions?

Also I'm trying to build up my standard lit. library can anyone tell some of the undergrad standards? Thanks
 

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There's always the Maurice Whitney Introduction and Samba.
Just to name a few classical lit. standards:
Ibert - Concertino da Camera
Glazounov - Concerto
Dahl - Concerto
Desenclos - Prelude, Cadence, et Finale
Creston - Sonata and Concerto
Heiden - Sonata, Solo, and Diversion
Those are just a few off the top of my head. There are tons of guys around here who are very knowledgeable about this topic, infinitely more than me.
 

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Cinq Danses Exotiques by Jean Francaix has the whole latin thing down. It's have latin dances, 3 fast, 2 slow. It's good because its fun for the audience to hear and the player to play. It's nowhere near as difficult as the milhaud, but there's some level of difficulty.

Some lesser known standards you might want to consider are Eugene Bozza's Concertino, Debussy's Rhapsodie for Saxophone and Orchestra, Ibert's Histories, and Eric Coates' Saxo-Rhapsody, Von Koch's Concerto, and Genin's Variations sur l'Air de Marlborough.

I know these aren't the big names like Concertino de Camera, Creston Sonata, Glazunov Concerto. That's WHY they should be played. There's just as much music in these songs, and sometimes more. These big names are great, but really, lets try to expand a little here shall we?
 

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mkemp said:
Some lesser known standards you might want to consider are Eugene Bozza's Concertino, Debussy's Rhapsodie for Saxophone and Orchestra...

I know these aren't the big names like Concertino de Camera, Creston Sonata, Glazunov Concerto.
As far as I'm concerned, Debussy is the biggest name ever to have written for the instrument.

Timothy McCallister also has a really good repertoire list on the Univ of Arizona website.
 

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A.Smith said:
As far as I'm concerned, Debussy is the biggest name ever to have written for the instrument.
Well, Debussy wasn't exactly "enthusiastic" about writing the Rapsodie for Elise Hall. In fact, the actual title of the work is "Rapsodie pour Orchestre et saxophone principale" or something to that effect. It is really an orchestral work that features the saxophone, NOT a solo work for saxophone and orchestra.

The various "arrangements" of the piece by Rousseau, Delangle, Tyree, etc. are just ways for the saxophonist to do more than they would with the orchestra.
 
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