Music by
DANIEL DORFF

SAXOPHONE

Barnyard Bash for Alto Saxophone and Piano

Duration: c. 2'

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser.

Cool Street for Alto Saxophone and Piano

Duration: c. 2'

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser.

Fantasy, Scherzo and Nocturne   for SATB Saxophone Quartet

Duration: c. 11'

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser.
RECORDED on Orange Note (Scherzo only) by the Harmo Saxophone Quartet (Japan).

FIRST PRIZE, Aspen Music Festival Composers' Competition, 1974.
"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 good 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.
            – Saxophone Journal (Susan Fancher), September/October 2007

Fast Walk  for SATB Saxophone Quartet

Duration: c. 2½'

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser.
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

AUDIO EXCERPT from Harmo Saxophone Quartet CD
PROGRAM NOTES
ERRATUM: Baritone Saxophone part, bars 40-44 remain in a key signature of 2 sharps.

NYSSMA list of recommended contest pieces.
This short, upbeat piece makes a terrific opener for a concert, or as the first piece after intermission.
            – Saxophone Journal (Susan Fancher), 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."
            – Buffalo (NY) News (Herman Trotter), January 24, 1994

It Takes Four to Tango for SATB Saxophone Quartet

Duration: c. 2½'

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser.
ALSO AVAILABLE for Clarinet Quartet, Bassoon Quartet, Flute Quartet, String Quartet, and other combinations.
RECORDED by the Harmo Saxophone Quartet on Meister Music CD MM-1016 (Japan).
RECORDED in jazz adaptation by The Osland Saxophone Quartet, Sea Breeze Records.

AUDIO EXCERPT from Harmo Saxophone Quartet CD.
(YouTubes are available for other instrumentations.)
PROGRAM NOTES

"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."
            – Saxophone Journal (Susan Fancher), September/October 2007

Musetta Steps Out for SATB Saxophone Quartet

Duration: c. 2½'
Swing adaptation of Musetta's Waltz from La Bohème.

PREMIERED by the Ellipsis Saxophone Quartet, NASA Biennial saxophone convention March 2014.
AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser.

YOUTUBE of the premiere by the Ellipsis Saxophone Quartet.
PROGRAM NOTES
ERRATA: The main tempo should be Quarter = c. 160, not c. 120

Quartet for Alto Saxophone, Violin, Cello, and Piano

Duration: c. 16'

PREMIERED at Cornell University, April 1977.
(temporarily unavailable)

Summer Strut for Alto Saxophone and Piano

Duration: c. 2'

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Kendor Music.

The Beautiful Frog Pond Waltz   for Alto Saxophone and Piano

Duration: c. 3'

PREMIERED by the Daniel Dorff saxophone and Michael Starobin piano, Bennington College.

The Seven Chakras for Tenor Saxophone and Piano

Duration: c. 19'

AVAILABLE from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser.

YOUTUBE of Todd Groves tenor saxophone and Francesca Hurst piano (all-Dorff concert at University of Delaware, May 2019.
PROGRAM NOTES


last updated March 14, 2020

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