From the Publisher
Written in May 2011 as a small surprise for inspirational saxophonist / teacher Alistair Parnell, Ballade is unashamedly sentimental, allowing the saxophones more 'commercial' qualities to be appreciated.
Complete with lip slurrs and subtle jazz inflections, 'Ballade' (around grade 7 standard) is perfect for jazz and classical musicians alike.
In addition to the pull out saxophone part (universal for both Eb and Bb saxes) you will also receive a seperate piano part for the Bb sax option, PLUS a CD containing; Tuning note (concert A), full demonstration track (Alto saxophone & piano) plus backing tracks for both EB and Bb saxophones.
Written in May 2011 and with a subtle smooth jazz / classical crossover style, Ballade embraces the lyrical singing expression that the saxophone is known for. Around grade 6/7+, the memorable theme develops into an improvisory style written 'solo' with an added degree of 'edge' before returning to the reflectiveness of the theme.
Performance duration (approx): 4'30
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).