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John Harle Audio CD
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John Harle's concert music encompasses Opera, Choral, Symphonic and Chamber music. His music is dramatic, accessible and often otherworldly, gaining inspiration from history, folklore and mythic stories.

He has had four commissions from the BBC Proms, including his first Opera, 'Angel Magick', based on the life of Elizabethan alchemist John Dee. His second opera, 'The ... Read more in Amazon's John Harle Store

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  • Audio CD (18 July 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Argo
  • ASIN: B000004CW8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,348 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Con for s sax: Pt I. Vivo
2. Con for s sax: Pt II. Andante molto
3. Con for s sax: Pt III. Tranquillo
4. Con for Stan Getz: I. Con fuoco
5. Con for Stan Getz: II. Elegy
6. Con for Stan Getz: III. Con brio
7. Sax Con: I.
8. Sax Con: II. Slowly
9. Sax Con: III.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius John Harle 10 July 2011
Format:Audio CD
John Harle brings his outstanding musicianship to another batch of saxophone concerti (he has also released a disc of the Bryars, Nyman and Westbrook concerti).

I was already familiar with the Torke concerto from another disc that I bought directly from the composer. It's a delightful and playful piece in which the sax leads and the orchestra follows.

Bennett's piece demonstrates the way in which he has straddled classical and jazz genres over the years and, unlike the other two, is for tenor sax.

But the real gem on here is the Myers concerto. As a quondam guitarist I always associated him with "Cavatina", a piece from the early 1970s that later became famous due to its use in "The Deer Hunter"; the only other music of his I knew was his soundtrack to "The Martian Chronicles"! This sax concerto is wonderful: it showcases the instrument (and Harle's technique) brilliantly, but the orchestra is no mere backdrop; there are some really interesting things going on there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Performance of 3 great works 10 Dec 1999
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To be brief, this is a fabulous recording of three interesting saxophone concertos. Interesting, because not one of the three are performed on alto sax. The one I like the best is the Torke concerto (for soprano). It's a fabulous piece that Harle does a great job on. It's worth buying the cd for!
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