Quintet for Violin and Saxophones (1988), Stephen Parisi

Changes in direction mark two Amherst Sax works

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Quartet No. 1 (1992), Stephen Parisi
Quintet for Violin and Saxophones (1988), Stephen Parisi
Third Quartet, Robert Myers
Buffalo News
Buffalo, NY
Feb 10 1992
Herman Trotter

Sunday's program by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet was essentially a two-man show. The entire second half was devoted to the music of Grand Island composer Stephen Parisi and the first half spotlight shone on Robert Myers, whose Third Quartet was displayed as second prize winner in the ASQ's International Composition Competition. Read more »

Parisi, Stephen

1955 —

STEPHEN PARISI (b. 1955) was born in Buffalo to music loving parents who started him on piano at the age of seven. By the time he was 10 he had already written over 50 compositions. His passion for music and ambition to become a composer led him to the University at Buffalo on a full Fine Arts Scholarship. He studied piano with Yvar Mikhashoff and composition with Leo Smit and obtained a Masters of Fine Arts in Music degree. He has written numerous works for the Amherst Saxophone Quartet. Two movements of his Saxophone Quartet No.1 were performed by the ASQ at Carnegie Hall in 1982. Read more »

Quintet for Violin and Saxophones (1988), Stephen Parisi

Sax Qt. and Additional Musicians
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Andante y placido
Vivace (Toccata)
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