A descriptive catalog of the saxophone compositions of Robert Lemay
Durst, Aaron Matthew
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Robert Lemay has made significant and substantial contributions to the saxophone repertoire. He has composed pieces for solo saxophone, saxophone and piano, saxophone duet, saxophone quartet, saxophone sextet, twelve saxophone ensemble, saxophone and mixed instrumental chamber ensembles, a concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra, and a concerto for alto saxophone and wind ensemble. Lemay has successfully incorporated the use of extended techniques into his compositions by having worked in close association with saxophonists Jean-Marie Londeix, Jean-François Guay, and Jean-Michel Goury to develop his compositional use of these techniques. This document examines Lemays compositions for saxophone and provides a descriptive catalog for performers and teachers interested in his music. The organizational format is divided into eight chapters. Chapter I Organizanational Plan and Review of Literature,II Compositions for Solo Saxophone,´ ChapterII Compositions for Saxophone and Piano,´ Chapter IV Chamber Music for Two Through Twelve Saxophones,´ Chapter V Compositions for Saxophone and Mixed Instrumentation,´ Chapter VI Compositions for Saxophone and Band or Orchestra. Chapter VII An Interview with Robert Lemay traynscr´ consists of a transcription of an interview with the composer. The final chapter, Chapter VIII Conclusions contains a summation of conclusions pertaining to the compositions discussed in this document.