Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano

Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano2017-03-13T18:37:22+00:00

Project Description

Solo Soprano Saxophone and Piano
1992, rev. 1999, trans. 2000
27 min.

For the original Oboe Sonata, click here.

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Russell Peterson, soprano saxophone
live recording; Recital – January 5, 2001



  1. Moderate
  2. Very Slow and Free
  3. Moderate


March 2000 by Marco Albonetti, North American Saxophone Alliance 2000 National Conference, Tucson, AZ.


An intense piece requiring great sustaining power from the soprano saxophone. It is a reflection on a shamanic poem from Eskimo tradition.

Program Note

This music was inspired by the idea of ecstatic vision, of seeing the beauty of the world directly as it is, without story of interpretation – direct, immediate, powerful, perception. As such, there is a quality of being swept up and swept along, regardless of one’s wishes, and also of being held in rapt stasis. Great demands are made of both the solo saxophonist and the pianist.

Program Notes by David Maslanka


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