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List of concert works for saxophone

This is a partial repertoire list of classical works for saxophone.

Saxophone and Orchestra

Soprano saxophone and orchestra

  • Fantasia for Soprano (or Tenor) Saxophone, Three Horns and Strings (1948)—Heitor Villa-Lobos[1][2]
  • Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Strings, Op. 344 (1980)—Alan Hovhaness
  • Where the Bee Dances concerto for soprano saxophone and orchestra (1991)—Michael Nyman
  • Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra (1993)—Michael Torke
  • Double Concerto for Saxophone, Cello and Orchestra (1997)—Michael Nyman
  • Saxophone Concerto for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra (2003)—Avner Dorman
  • Concerto after Tchaikovsky for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra (2013)—David DeBoor Canfield

Alto saxophone and orchestra

Tenor saxophone and orchestra

  • Suite No. 1 for Tenor Saxophone and Strings (1963)—Alec Wilder
  • Suite No. 2 for Tenor Saxophone and Strings (1966)—Alec Wilder
  • Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra (1968)—Alec Wilder
  • Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra (1984)—Robert Ward
  • The Upward Stream concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra (or symphonic band, or piano) (1985)—Russell Peck
  • Concerto for Stan Getz, for Tenor Saxophone & Orchestra (1990)—Richard Rodney Bennett
  • Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra (1992)—Eric Ewazen

Baritone saxophone and orchestra

  • Rhapsody for Baritone Saxophone and Orchestra (or Wind Orchestra, or Piano) (1983)—Mark Watters
  • Concerto for Baritone Saxophone and String Orchestra (1992)—Werner Wolf Glaser
  • Concertino for Solo Baritone Saxophone and Orchestra (1996)—Robert Nelson
  • Corduroy concertino for baritone saxophone and orchestra (2002-2003)—Herb Gellis
  • Concerto for Baritone Saxophone and Orchestra (2003)—Benjamin Boone
  • ...and dispel the miseries of the world concerto for baritone saxophone and chamber orchestra (2007-2008)—David Gaines
  • Concerto for Baritone Saxophone and Orchestra (2008)—Georg Friedrich Haas

Saxophone quartet and orchestra

Saxophone and Concert Band

Soprano saxophone and concert band

  • Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2007)—John Mackey
  • Apollo for Soprano Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2008)—Brian Balmages

Alto saxophone and concert band

  • Concerto Op. 26 for Alto Saxophone and Band (or Orchestra) (1941)—Paul Creston
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra (1949/1953)—Ingolf Dahl[25]
  • Ballade for Solo Eb Alto Saxophone and Band (1956)—Alfred Reed
  • Concerto No. 1 for Alto Saxophone and Band (or Piano) (1966)—Walter Hartley
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (1966)—Alec Wilder
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band (1967)—Karel Husa
  • Concertino for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (1971)—Warren Benson
  • Miscellanies for alto saxophone and wind band (1976)—Gordon Jacob
  • Fantasia for Alto Saxophone (1984)—Claude T. Smith
  • Danza Capriccio for Alto Saxophone and Band (1985)—Ron Nelson
  • Panic a Dithyramb for Alto Saxophone, Drum Kit, Winds, Brass and Percussion (1995)—Harrison Birtwistle[26]
  • Concert-Suite for solo Eb alto saxophone and band (1998)—William Bolcom
  • Die Heldenzeit Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (1998)—Jun Nagao
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (1999)—David Maslanka
  • Arioso and Presto Op. 108 for Alto Saxophone and Band (2001)—James Barnes
  • Martyrs for the Faith Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Symphonic Winds (2003)—David DeBoor Canfield
  • Concerto Agrariana for Alto Saxophone and Band (2003)—John Cheetham
  • Concertino for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2004)—Zechariah Goh
  • Dance of Uzume for Alto Saxophone and Symphonic Band (2004)—Piet Swerts
  • Saxophone Concertino for saxophone (one player doubling both alto and soprano saxophones) and wind orchestra (2009)—Satoshi Yagisawa
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2013)—Zechariah Goh
  • Mystic Quest concerto for saxophone (one player doubling both alto and soprano saxophones) and wind ensemble (2013)—Satoshi Yagisawa
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2014)—Steven Bryant
  • Concerto for Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2014)—Frank Ticheli

Tenor saxophone and concert band

Baritone saxophone and concert band

  • Concerto for Baritone Saxophone and Wind Orchestra (2007)—Bernard van Beurden
  • Vongole! for Solo Baritone Saxophone and Concert Band (2013)—Satoshi Yagisawa

Saxophone quartet and concert band

  • Capriccio for Saxophone Quartet and Band (1988)—Warren Barker
  • And The Winds Shall Blow for Saxophone Quartet, Winds and Percussion (1994)—Wayne Peterson[27][28]
  • Urban Requiem for saxophone quartet and wind ensemble (1995)—Michael Colgrass
  • Windings for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Orchestra (2006)—Miklós Maros
  • Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Wind Ensemble (2012)—David Maslanka

Others

  • Trio Concertino for Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones and Band (or Piano) (1999)—Walter Hartley

Saxophone and Piano

Soprano saxophone and Piano

  • Caprice, Opus 80 for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (1862)—Jean-Baptiste Singelée
  • Quite Time for soprano (or tenor) saxophone and piano (1980)—Ronald L. Caravan
  • Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (1984)—Ronald L. Caravan
  • Diversions for soprano saxophone and piano (1986)—Charles Rochester Young
  • Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (1987)—Charles Rochester Young
  • Double Vision for soprano saxophone and piano (1993)—Charles Rochester Young
  • Accompanied Recitative for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (1994)—Milton Babbitt[29]
  • Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (1994)—Richard Rodney Bennett
  • Soliloquy & Celebration for Soprano (or Tenor) Saxophone and Piano (1996)—Ronald L. Caravan
  • Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (2006-2007)—David DeBoor Canfield
  • Für Walter for soprano saxophone and piano, percussion ad libitum (2010)—Toshio Hosokawa

Alto saxophone and piano

Tenor saxophone and piano

Baritone saxophone and piano

Saxophone Quartet

Saxophone: other chamber works

  • Duo Concertante for Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, and Piano, Op.55 (1858)—Jean-Baptiste Singelée
  • Quintette de saxophones for 2 soprano saxophones, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone (1861)—Jerome Savari
  • Quartet, for Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano and Violin, Op.22 (1928-1930)—Anton Webern[52][53]
  • Konzertstuck fur Zwei Altsaxophon (1933)—Paul Hindemith[54][55]
  • Caononic Suite for Four Alto Saxophones (1939)—Elliott Carter[56]
  • Quiet City for trumpet, alto saxophone, B♭ clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), and piano (1939)—Aaron Copland
  • Quartet no. 1 for Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Piano and Percussion (1950/1954)—Stefan Wolpe[57]
  • All Set for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass, piano, vibraphone, and percussion (1957)—Milton Babbitt[58]
  • Suite for Baritone Saxophone, Horn and Wind Quintet (1966)—Alec Wilder
  • Suite for Baritone Saxophone, Woodwind Sextet, Bass, and Drums (1971)—Alec Wilder
  • Suite for Saxophone and Guitar, Op. 291 (1976)—Alan Hovhaness
  • Duo for Two Saxophones for soprano saxophone and alto saxophone (1981)—Gordon Jacob
  • To Brooklyn Bridge for 24 voices, saxophone quartet and mixed ensemble (1987-88)—Tristan Keuris[59]
  • Escapade for alto saxophone and four percussion (1991)—Howard J. Buss
  • Impromptu for soprano saxophone and marimba (1994)—Howard J. Buss
  • Pictures from the sea’s garden for saxophone and percussion (1998)—Sunleif Rasmussen
  • Rough Winds Do Shake the Darling Buds for saxophone trio (1999)—Eric Moe[51][60]
  • Zeraim from the Book of Ruth for soprano saxophone (or violin), mezzo soprano, and chamber ensemble (2002)—Leroy Osmon
  • Meditatio for mixed chorus and saxophone quartet (2003)—Erkki-Sven Tüür[61]
  • Walk the Walk for baritone saxophone (or bass clarinet or contrabassoon) and percussion (2005)—–Michael Daugherty
  • The Griggs Suite for alto saxophone and percussion (2007)—Leroy Osmon
  • Three Jazzicals for soprano saxophone and tuba (2009)—Howard J. Buss
  • Cosmic Portraits for flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, and tenor saxophone (2009)—Howard J. Buss
  • Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Cello and 8 Percussionists (2009)—Leroy Osmon
  • The Girl in White for soprano saxophone, trumpet, percussion, piano, violin I, violin II, viola, cello and bass (2011)—Robert J. Bradshaw
  • Yiskor for mezzo soprano and soprano saxophone —Leroy Osmon
  • Elegy for 2 Soprano saxophones, Alto saxophone and Piano —Charlotte Harding

Unaccompanied Saxophone

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