Music by Daniel Dorff

MUSIC FOR SAXOPHONE

Barnyard Bash for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2')

- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-40434).

Cool Street for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1½')

- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-40433).

Fantasy, Scherzo and Nocturne for SATB Saxophone Quartet (11')  

- FIRST PRIZE, Aspen Music Festival Composers' Competition, 1974.
- PUBLISHED by Tenuto Publications (Presser 494-02801).
- RECORDED
Scherzo movement only, by the Harmo Saxophone Quartet (Japan), on the Orange Note label.
- REVIEWS:
"One hopes that many college ensembles will add this interesting selection to the short list of American saxophone quartets." 
           - MLA Notes (Steve Mauk), September 1979.
"The Fantasy is a lovely lyrical movement in medium tempo, followed by the fast, playful Scherzo. The slow Nocturne begins with a lovely duo for tenor and baritone saxophones. This is a dramatic and emotional movement... It's a goo
d piece for both college students and professional players. The ensemble writing is excellent, with all four voices getting a chance to sing out. It is a remarkable work from such a young composer."
          
- Susan Fancher, Saxophone Journal, September/October 2007

Fast Walk for SATB Saxophone Quartet (2½')
- PUBLISHED by Tenuto Publications ( Presser 494-02547).  
- RECORDED by the Harmo Saxophone Quartet on Meister Music CD MM-1016 (Japan) and also the "Harmo's Best" Greatest Hits CD.
- Hundreds of performances by San Francisco Saxophone Quartet and Amherst Saxophone Quartet.
- ALSO AVAILABLE for Clarinet Quartet, Bassoon Quartet, Orchestra
- REVIEWS: 
"This short, upbeat piece makes a terrific opener for a concert, or as the first piece after intermission."
                          - Susan Fancher, Saxophone Journal, September/October 2007
"Daniel Dorff's 1991 "Fast Walk," followed the Gershwin Lullaby and made a nice antidote to its dreaminess with an animated, chattery and positive ambience."
                    - Herman Trotter, Buffalo (NY) News, January 24, 1994
- PROGRAM NOTES
- AUDIO EXCERPT: Harmo Saxophone Quartet, now available on iTunes!

  
It Takes Four to Tango for SATB Saxophone Quartet (2½') 

- PREMIERE by Harmo Saxophone Quartet, Tokyo, 1995.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-40870).
- ALSO AVAILABLE for Clarinet Quartet, Bassoon Quartet, Flute Quartet, String Quartet, and other combinations (see program notes for more information).
- RECORDED by  the Harmo Saxophone Quartet on Meister Music CD MM-1016 (Japan).
- RECORDED in jazz re-interpretation by The Osland Saxophone Quartet, Sea Breeze Records SB-3059.
- REVIEW: "It is a wonderful little soprano saxophone feature. You could program this anywhere on a concert, either on its own or right after Fast Walk, for example. It can be played "straight" as written, or more inflected in a jazz style."
                      - Susan Fancher, Saxophone Journal, September/October 2007

- AUDIO EXCERPT: Harmo Saxophone Quartet, now available on iTunes
- PROGRAM NOTES

- YOUTUBE of the New Jersey Bassoon Quartet

    
Musetta Steps Out for SATB Saxophone Quartet (3') new!

- Jazz adaptation of Musetta's Waltz from La Bohème.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company.
- World premiere by the Ellipsis Saxophone Quartet, NASA Biennial saxophone convention March 2014.
- PROGRAM NOTES
- YOUTUBE: World premiere by the Ellipsis Saxophone Quartet
ERRATA IN PUBLISHED EDITION:
The main tempo should be Quarter = c. 160, not c. 120


Quartet for Alto Saxophone, Violin, Cello, and Piano (16')

- PREMIERED at Cornell University, April 1977.
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company.

Summer Strut for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2')

- PUBLISHED by Kendor Music.

The Beautiful Frog Pond Waltz for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2')

- PREMIERED by the composer, saxophone, and Michael Starobin, piano, 
Bennington College, 1975.

The Seven Chakras for Tenor Saxophone and Piano (19')

- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-41328).
- PROGRAM NOTES

 
last updated 2/16/17
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