Marshall University Music Department Presents a Guest Artist Recital, Amethyst Saxophone Quartet
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Nathan Nabb, soprano saxophone
Sean Hurlburt, alto saxophone
Masahito Sugihara, tenor saxophone
Johnny Salinas, baritone saxophone
Broken Heart: Meditation on the chorale melody "Der du bist drei in Einigkeit" (You Who Are Three In One)
Prelude/Chorale: Meditation on "Jesu meine Freude" (Jesus my joy)
Ecco morirò dunque (Look! My death is near!) - Gesualdo di Venosa
Meditation on "O Salutaris Hostia" (0 Salvation's Victim) Gregorian Chant
Fanfare/Variatio11s on "Durch Adam's Fall" (Through Adam's Fall)
The Amethyst Saxophone Quartet is nationally renowned for performances characterized by beauty of sound, clarity of melodic line, and unity of purpose. Celebrated for its performances of works by composers ranging from Bach and Handel, to contemporary composers such as Ligeti, Maslanka, and Xenakis, Amethyst has become recognized as one of the premiere American saxophone quartets.
The Amethyst Saxophone Quartet stands alone in the history of saxophone quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements. During their 2008 season, the founding members of the Amethyst Quartet swept the nation's most prestigious chamber music competitions, winning first prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and the Music Teachers' National Association Chamber Music Competition (MTNA). Amethyst also received Honorable Mention (2nd prize) at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition during their inaugural 2006-2007 season.
The current season sees the Amethyst Saxophone Quartet in performances throughout the United States and they will record their first CD during the summer of 2009.
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Nabb, Nathan; Hurlburt, Sean; Sugihara, Masahito; and Salinas, Johnny, "Marshall University Music Department Presents a Guest Artist Recital, Amethyst Saxophone Quartet" (2009). All Performances. 580.
Library of Congress Authorities
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Sonaten und Partiten, violin, BWV 1001-1006. Partita, no. 3; arranged
Xenakis, Iannis, 1922-2001. XAS