Warren Benson, Aeolian Song (version for two saxophones)

Dr. Stephen C. Page – Soprano Saxophone
Dr. Nathan Nabb – Alto Saxophone
Hyun Ji Oh Jeon – Piano
Audio edited, mixed, and mastered by Scott S. Hansen
Video by Stephen Page

Recorded in 2020.

Warren Benson’s Aeolian Song, from his «Concertino», has long been a standard in the repertoire, and for good reason. It is exceptionally beautiful, and a joy to play. In addition to its more typically heard instrumentation for alto saxophone and piano, another version exists, for two saxophones, with the inclusion of a stunning soprano saxophone part. Benson wrote this version for Sigurd Rascher and his daughter, Carina, to perform together. For many years, the soprano part was presumed lost, however, we are pleased to present this recording of this stunning version of an exceptional piece in our repertoire. We hope you enjoy!

Stephen Page
Associate Professor of Saxophone
The University of Texas Butler School of Music
www.stephen-page.com
https://www.youtube.com/UTSaxophoneStudio

Nathan Nabb
Professor of Saxophone
Stephen F. Austin State University
www.nathan-nabb.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/sfasusaxophone

Hyun Ji Oh Jeon
Staff Pianist
Stephen F. Austin State Univeirsity
https://music.sfasu.edu/faculty.php?id=231

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