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· Distinguished SOTW Member and Sax Historian
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All are welcome to read my article of some years ago called "Percy Grainger and the Intimate Saxophone" which details his personal feelings about the saxophone and how extensively he used it in his works. It also includes a quote of his hilarious "blue-eyed English" discussing his love for the saxophone and his summer of making saxophone arrangements.
And don't forget some of the original works/versions he wrote for saxophone, including "Lisbon" for SAATB, and Molly on the Shore for alto sax and piano. A number of saxophone ensembles came out of his elastic scorings, including two particularly succsessful ones of "The Immovable Do" and "Annunciation Carol". His wonderful arrangement of a Bach Chorale and Fugue, which has recently been published, is also being recorded.

Paul Cohen
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