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Gade arr Gordon Lewin

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Instrument: saxophone quartet (score and parts)
Grade: slightly difficult
Catalogue No: 5414
ISMN No: 9790570277667

Although showing traces of Danish national colours, Gade was a friend and admirer of Mendelssohn and this suite illustrates the persuasive charm and graceful proportions of his music. Transcribed for saxophone quartet it gives abundant opportunities for eloquent playing.

... Elegy • Scherzo • Canzonetta • Humoreske • Romano • Novelette Capriccio

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'Music Teacher'
Gordon Lewin
Born in Manchester, Gordon Lewin studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He played for two seasons with Southport Municipal Orchestra, then spent five years in the RAF.

1946 found him in London doing studio work for films, radio and TV. He was a member of the Krein Saxophone Quartet, the Melachrino Orchestra and the BBC TV Orchestra. He performed on over 100 film soundtracks. TV series include 'Dr. Who', 'Blake's Seven', 'Hancock's Half Hour', the 'Goon Show', and 'Carry On' films.

He lives in Middlesex and from 1970 to 1991 he taught clarinet, saxophone and arranging in the Music Department of Middlesex Polytechnic. He was Chairman of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society 1986 - 1989. He has over 70 published arrangements and compositions specialising in woodwind.
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