ROLAND SZENTPÁLI (b.1977): Concerto for Tuba and Band, 3 Dances for Saxophone, Saxhorn and Band, Rhapsody for Symphonic Band.
Catalogue Number: 10W063
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0568
Description: Three concertante works by the Hungarian composer Szentpáli for symphonic wind band: a virtuoso tuba concerto, with the composer as soloist; a rhapsody featuring clarinet, saxophone and the smoky tones of the tárogató, a folk instrument that sounds like a feral clarinet; and a double concerto in which Szentpáli takes up the saxhorn. The infectious rhythmic drive of all three works has its origins in the same folk traditions that inspired Bartók, and the scoring has the wallop of the big-band sound. Roland Szentpáli (tuba, saxhorn), Győr Symphonic Band; László Marosi.