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Madrigals with Sax,flute and trumpet.

selkie

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Had a problem with my soprano and with a lot of help from others on C#-D squeaking I managed to play in my singing group in a Quintet. New adventure for me as I usually only play sax with Trash Music. It's also hard for me due to disabilities so hence the curved soprano. Daughter recorded it and I played better than I thought I would.I hope you enjoy this. Any comment gratefully received.I've gone searching for some more tunes now.

https://soundcloud.com/jacqui-jeandenans-adams/la-mourisque-ballet
 

David Dorning

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Had a problem with my soprano and with a lot of help from others on C#-D squeaking I managed to play in my singing group in a Quintet. New adventure for me as I usually only play sax with Trash Music. It's also hard for me due to disabilities so hence the curved soprano. Daughter recorded it and I played better than I thought I would.I hope you enjoy this. Any comment gratefully received.I've gone searching for some more tunes now.

https://soundcloud.com/jacqui-jeandenans-adams/la-mourisque-ballet

I think the saxes add a definite crumhorn type sound which goes very well with that style of early music. Sounds fun to play, I hope you find some more!
 

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I have tried to listen several times, but it does not load? fast enough on my computer to hear more than short bits before it stops again. You said the instrumentation is trumpet, soprano sax, tenor sax, and bass sax. Do you mean baritone sax because I don't pick out the sound of a bass sax.

I am interested in how the parts are assigned. This is something I can't pick up by listening in bits and pieces. Obviously this style of music lends itself to all types of instrumentation. I will say the trumpet player does a good job not overpowering the woodwinds. Is he/she perhaps playing a cornet?
 

selkie

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I have tried to listen several times, but it does not load? fast enough on my computer to hear more than short bits before it stops again. You said the instrumentation is trumpet, soprano sax, tenor sax, and bass sax. Do you mean baritone sax because I don't pick out the sound of a bass sax.

I am interested in how the parts are assigned. This is something I can't pick up by listening in bits and pieces. Obviously this style of music lends itself to all types of instrumentation. I will say the trumpet player does a good job not overpowering the woodwinds. Is he/she perhaps playing a cornet?

Jeremy is playing a Trumpet which worked well with my Soprano. The tenor had a couple of squeak problems and it was the bass sax Eb .There was also Peter on a \Flute but I think he was drowned out.

It seems to be loading completely for others and now. maybe a glitch?
 

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Jeremy is playing a Trumpet which worked well with my Soprano. The tenor had a couple of squeak problems and it was the bass sax Eb .There was also Peter on a \Flute but I think he was drowned out.

It seems to be loading completely for others and now. maybe a glitch?
:headscratch:

Selkie, bass sax is in Bb, baritone and contrabass are in Eb. You can tell the bass from the baritone easily - on the bass the body tube goes a lot higher than the mouthpiece, on the baritone, not.
 

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I was able to get through the recording using Google Chrome instead of Mozilla. My previous question was meant to ask, what instrument(s) are playing the soprano part, what instrument is playing the alto part, and so on? I know the "instrumentation", but I am curious as to how the parts of the madrigal are assigned to the various instruments. Thanks.
 

selkie

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:headscratch:

Selkie, bass sax is in Bb, baritone and contrabass are in Eb. You can tell the bass from the baritone easily - on the bass the body tube goes a lot higher than the mouthpiece, on the baritone, not.
Brain storm here. It was Eb sax. Baritone. :eek:
 

selkie

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I was able to get through the recording using Google Chrome instead of Mozilla. My previous question was meant to ask, what instrument(s) are playing the soprano part, what instrument is playing the alto part, and so on? I know the "instrumentation", but I am curious as to how the parts of the madrigal are assigned to the various instruments. Thanks.
Trumpet and my Soprano Sax play the First Part. Flute played same tune but should have played an octave higher at times but I think we drowned him out.Tenor sax played Alto. Baritone sax played an easier version of tune.I think she may have missed a few notes I felt the trumpet and the soprano sax worked really well together and enjoyed playing the music with him as we had same loudness and just clicked together which gave me a lot more confidence.
La Mourisque I don't know what the tenor or baritone played. Only that the trumpet and I on Soprano played first part.
 

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