Fantazia, Orlando Gibbons

Fantazia, Orlando Gibbons

Baroque Transcriptions
Composer First Names: 
Fred Hemke
Composed for the ASQ: 

The luxuriant sound of baroque saxes

Works reviewed: 
Toccata in d minor, Johann Sebastian Bach
Songs, Book III , John Dowland
Sonata 44, Domenico Scarlatti
Concerto in d minor, George Frederic Handel
Fantazia, Orlando Gibbons
Buffalo News, The
Buffalo, NY
Sep 28 1995
Thomas Putnam

The Amherst Saxophone Quartet played a baroque program Wednesday night in the acoustically warm Buffalo Seminary chapel, and they were not trespassing. This tight choir of saxophones made the made-for-organ pieces sound especially luxuriant, the capstone of the program being the dramatic and thrilling Toccata and Fugue in d minor by Bach. In this transcription by Harry Fackelman (the baritone saxophonist in the quartet), one was easily swept up in the harmonic sound and the bold lines. Not every easy way was taken, either. Read more »

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