Benson: Aeolian Song (Version with Soprano & Alto Sax)
Composer: Warren Benson
Format: Solo Parts with Piano Reduction
Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Originally for: Alto Saxophone, Chamber Orchestra
Work: Aeolian Song
Size: 9.1 x 12.0 inches
The slow movement from Benson's Concertino, Aeolian Song has long been a standard in the saxophone repertoire, and for good reason. It is entrancingly beautiful, and a joy to play. Typically heard for alto saxophone and piano, this publication introduces Benson's alternate version adding an equally gratifying soprano saxophone part in dialog with the alto. This version is fully compatible with the existing accompaniments for orchestra and for wind ensemble.