Sy Brandon - Co-Op Press
Publisher Desc. Concertino was composed during 2009 at the request of Dr. Andy Wen and premiered by him at the Region 4 NASA Conference in April 2011. This piano reduction of the band parts was completed in 2011.The work is in three movements. The first movement is in an abbreviated sonata form in a spirited Vivace tempo. The second and third movements are performed with out pause between them. A rubato Lento theme containing many triplets that is accompanied by lush harmony begins the second movement. The third movement is an Allegro with a rhythmic opening idea that changes meter often and a more lyrical second idea with scale-wise passages as counterpoint. The development of these ideas leads to a cadenza for the solo saxophonist, followed by a coda that brings the composition to a rousing conclusion.