(1879-1944) studied under Gabriel Fauré
at the Paris Conservatoire. His compositions proved to be extremely versatile, from Operas and Ballets to solo works. Grovlez
's Sarabande et Allegro
is a sublime addition to the Alto Saxophone repertoire.
Many of the composer's works show neo-classical features, which is also the case in Sarabande et Allegro
, where the texture is predominantly melody-dominated homophony, perfect cadences are frequently heard, and modulations to related keys occur. Grovlez
's F minor Sarabande
is in a steady, triple meter, superbly contrasted by the fast Allegro
, composed in the relative major. All these features make for a thoroughly enjoyable and delightful performance!