Sunday, March 01, 2015


lunchtime concert at Chelmsford Cathedral

Saxology have been championing the sax repertoire for decades now, arrangements, commissions, classics.

This springtime showcase featured pieces from across the range, from JS Bach's Art of Fugue to Benny Goodman's Flying Home.
The French repertoire was well represented: Clérisse's Sérénade Mélancolique, and, to finish Pierné's wonderful Introduction et Variations.
Homegrown work, too, with the world première, no less of Joy Ellis's Sailing in to Shanghai, and Jeffrey Wilson's charming Megan and Cei, written to celebrate the birth of two Saxology offspring, and introduced in the Cathedral by Megan herself, back home briefly from music college.
The playing throughout was impeccably styled, and sounded marvellous in the sunny acoustic.

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