Composed for the Paris Conservatoire contest, this edition of Musique De Concert by Marius Constant is for Alto Saxophone and Piano and was dedicated to Marcel Mule. Rated difficult (8°), this piece demonstrates all the required skills to brilliantly pass the contest.
< strong>Concert music is divided in four distinct movements, each with a different style:
I. Toccata – Lento (4/4, tempo 69)
II. Aria – Largo (3/4, tempo 50)
III. Ostinato – Allegro Molto (12/8, tempo 168)
IV. Intermezzo – Allegro moderato (4/4, tempo 144)
V. Variazoni – Deciso (5/4, 4/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/4, tempo minim 80)
Marius Constant (1925-2004) was a French composer born in Romania. He composed three operas, an oratorio, seven ballets and many pieces for orchestra. His most famous work is the “Twilight Zone” theme song.