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French Recital Program

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I'd like to present a recital next year that features French composers. Just wanted to get some ideas from the folks here on some repertoire. Here are some parameters:

1. I'm definitely playing the Desenclos.
2. The total time of the recital should be between 60-75 minutes.
3. The piano accompaniments should be reasonable (my pianist just got done learning Klonos and Lilith and will kill me if I do something like that to him again).
4. I'd like to feature French composers, but the pieces do not have to be originally written for saxophone.
5. Standard literature is perfectly fine.

So what do you think?

Bonus question: Would you consider Lauba a French composer? His bio says "French composer born in Tunisia".

Thanks in advance!
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I'll definitely check out the Decruck as I've enjoyed the Delangle recording for some time. That was on my list of possibilities.

I'd really like to do this recital for my students. I've played contemporary pieces (such as Harbison, Swerts, Bolcom, etc.) for my last two classical recitals and outside of that, I'm a jazz saxophonist. I think it would be good for them and good for me for that matter.

I'd REALLY like to work up something by Lauba. Which would be a good one to start with for alto (including the etudes)?
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