Sonate en ut dièze mineur Réduction pour saxophone alto (ou alto) et piano
DateJanuary 17, 1943
Lieu de composition
Statut du manuscrit
Editions Costallat, 1944 ; Editions Billaudot, ?
Dédiée à Marcel Mule, professeur de saxophone au Conservatoire Nationale de Paris
1- Modéré et très expressif; 2- Andante; 3- Fileuse; 4- Nocturne et final
The Sonata in C-sharp minor for alto saxophone (or viola) is Decruck’s most well-known work. Decruck created two versions of her world famous sonata, one with saxophone or viola and piano, the other with full orchestral accompaniment. The latter version is rarely heard. Decruck combines the Classical sonata form with impressionistic harmony and at times, polytonality. Decruck dedicated this work to Marcel Mule, the world renowned French saxophonist. Although Mule had countless compositions written for him in his lifetime, he took the time to record the Fileuse movement of the Sonata. Fileuse (“spinning”) features the saxophonist performing virtuosic passage works and takes the traditional place of the Scherzo.
Claude Delangle-saxophone ; Nicolas Prost- saxophone ; Hilary Herndon viola; Michael Ibrahim-saxophone; Jean-Yves Fourmeau-saxophone