A proud work for alto saxophone and organ, - old and new music oin one. - Pavane was a "peacock dance", an expression of extraversion, of optical beauty as a means of splendour and also of power. The peacock with its fantastically coloured crown of feathers was "the" symbol of aesthetic power during the Renaissance...
Luis de Milán (1500-1561) is one of the most important composers of the Spanish Renaissance; this pavane is from his collection "El Maestro" from 1536. According to the etymological derivation of "pavo" (Spanish/Latin): "peacock", in this "peacock dance" one sometimes hears this characteristic bird call, which the saxophone player is allowed to perform very freely and naturalistically.
A popular work already on three CD recordings.
Variations on a dance from El Maestro (1536)
by Luis de Milán for alto saxophone and organ
Duration: 7 minutes
Publisher of notes/sheet music: Schott Music , ED 21260 , 2011
Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone/or cor anglais and organ
Solo instruments: Cor Anglais, Saxophone
Introduction: The Catalan composer and vihuela player Luis de Milán (1500-1561) is considered one of the most important composers of the Spanish renaissance.
His collection “El Maestro” of 1536 was the the first release of vihuela music in music history (vihuela is an ancient guitar). The six pavanes embody the ceremonial striding dance. In accordance with etymologic deflection of „pavo“ (Spanish/Latinl): „peacock“ the listeners sometimes even get to hear the characteristic bird 'screaming' in this 'peacock dance' that is performed by the saxophonist freely and naturally.
Pavane was a "peacock dance", an expression of extraversion, of optical beauty as a means of splendour and also of power. The peacock with its fantastically coloured crown of feathers was "the" symbol of aesthetic power during the Renaissance...
Dedication: dedicated to pastor Otmar Breitenhuber in honour of the farewell in south-western spheres
World premiere: 05.06.2011, St. Augustin / Ingolstadt
Performers at world premiere: Jürgen Bachmann (saxophone) and Evi Weichenrieder (organ)
Records: Ambiente Audio (2013) & VDS Visage du saxophone (2022), 2013
Performers on recording: on CD by Ambiente Audio (2013) ARCIS QUARTET PLAYING ENJOTT SCHNEIDER
Ricarda Fuss (Sax) - Michael Schöch (Orgel)
on CD by VDS Visage du Saxophone (2022) SAXORGUE - Instants Présents
Fabien Chouraki (Sax) - Olivier Dekeister (Orgel)