Concerto for saxophone (tenor) and orchestra, op. 28

Composed: 1984/1985


Saxophone (solo), 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (Bb), 2 bassoons, 2 horns (F), harmonica, vibraphone, percussion, strings (18-16-14-12-10)

Duration (total): 25:00

(1st = 10:00 [without improvisation/cadence]; 2nd = 8:30; 3rd = 6:30)

»» see also: the concertos for trombone or vibraphone: op. 25 or op. 34

3 movements:

Alex. Villinger: Concerto for saxophone and orchestra, op.28

1st: Allegro moderato con slancio (Homage to W.A. Mozart)

Annotation on the 1st movement: the music plays with the typical and familiar motifs and phrases of the "classical" sonata form, as can be found or heard everywhere in most concertos from Haydn to Mozart to Beethoven and - to some extent - still with Schubert.

2nd: Jazz ballad: Adagio espressivo

Annotation on the 2nd movement: a ballad with the harmony structure typical of jazz. In this movement, the harmonica appears exclusively to create a kind of Toots Thielemans feeling.

3rd: Abschieds-Song für den Zauberfrosch: Allegro energico e molto ritmico


● Warmly dedicated to Astrid Müller


AlexiSongs (»» extract from: score)


Concertos for solo instrument and orchestra II

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