- Language: English
- Published: March 2013
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AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SAXOPHONE MUSIC BY CHARLES RUGGIERO. Edition No. 1
- ID: 1919748
- October 2010
- 132 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
Ruggiero's contributions to contemporary music are noteworthy. They include 27 works written for solo instruments, voice, as well as chamber groups and large ensembles.This study serves as an annotated bibliography of selected works written for saxophone by Charles Ruggiero.They include a piece for large chamber ensemble, Dig: From Tunes My Grandmother Heard (2009), a trio for flute, clarinet, and alto saxophone titled Echoes of "Piano Red" (2006), two saxophone quartets, Dig: JSB 1 (2003), and Three Blues for Saxophone Quartet (1981), two works for alto saxophone and piano, Night Songs and Flights of Fancy (2005), and Strayhorn (1999-2000), one piece for soprano saxophone and piano, Interplay for Soprano Saxophone and Piano (1988), Dance Complusions (2004), one duo for tenor saxophone and percussion, Sizzlesax II (2001), one concerto for soprano saxophone and piano, Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra (1995, rev. 1999), and a trio for violin, alto saxophone, and piano, Dances and Other Movements (1983, rev. 1984).In addition, an analysis of Ruggiero's composition Interplay for Soprano Saxophone and Piano offers an insight into the compositional style of the composer.
Ann Bradfield is an active performer as a saxophone soloist as well as a chamber musician. Presently, she is an Assistant Professor of Music at Cameron University in Oklahoma, where she teaches woodwinds and jazz.