Listen to a performance by Steven Mauk, soprano saxophone:
- Orchestral score: $5; Set of orchestral parts: $20; 2-piano reduction and sax part: $5 (for reproduction rights; additional charge for hard copies)
- Soprano sax/chamber orchestra (also available in 2-piano reduction)
- Difficulty rating (1-5): 5 (solo part)/4 (orchestra)
- View a PDF score excerpt of the orchestral score
- View a PDF score excerpt of the 2-piano reduction
- Purchase, request full review copy or more information, etc.
Steven Mauk of Ithaca College premiered the two-piano version of Barren Rhapsodies at the North American Saxophone Alliance conference in Tucson. It’s a passionate work about the perils and heartache of unrequited—the ultimately fruitless excesses of joy and woe to which the would-be lover can drive himself.
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