Russell Veirs & James Lent | Fancies: Early 20th Century Music for Saxophone and Piano

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Fancies: Early 20th Century Music for Saxophone and Piano

by Russell Veirs & James Lent

Early 1900s repertoire for saxophone and piano consisting of music composed in romantic, ragtime, and waltz styles.
Genre: Easy Listening: Vaudeville
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Saxarella
Russell Veirs & James Lent
3:03 $0.99
2. Valse Leoane
Russell Veirs & James Lent
3:39 $0.99
3. Habanera
Russell Veirs & James Lent
3:15 $0.99
4. The Lark
Russell Veirs & James Lent
4:50 $0.99
5. Saxanola
Russell Veirs & James Lent
2:43 $0.99
6. Souvenir de Chamonix
Russell Veirs & James Lent
5:21 $0.99
7. Suite Orientale
Russell Veirs & James Lent
3:16 $0.99
8. Valse Elegante
Russell Veirs & James Lent
4:53 $0.99
9. La Golondrina
Russell Veirs & James Lent
2:48 $0.99
10. Fancies
Russell Veirs & James Lent
4:59 $0.99
11. Valse Sonia
Russell Veirs & James Lent
4:14 $0.99
12. Ballet Fantastique
Russell Veirs & James Lent
6:23 $0.99
13. Czardas
Russell Veirs & James Lent
2:59 $0.99
14. Londonderry Air
Russell Veirs & James Lent
3:34 $0.99
15. Morning Glory
Russell Veirs & James Lent
2:29 $0.99
16. Valse Impromptu
Russell Veirs & James Lent
4:27 $0.99
17. Aloha Oe
Russell Veirs & James Lent
2:01 $0.99
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Album Notes
1. Saxarella (3:02) Rudy Wiedoeft
2. Valse Leoane (3:39) Charles Dornberger
3. Habanera (3:15) Jascha Gurewich
4. The Lark (4:50) Mikhail Glinka
trans. Jascha Gurewich
5. Saxanola (2:42) Clyde Doerr
6. Souvenir de Chamonix (5:21) Jascha Gurewich
“A Dream of the Alps”
7. Suite Orientale (3:15) Jascha Gurewich
Araby - Salome
8. Valse Elegante (4:53) Merle Johnston
9. La Golondrina (2:47) Narciso Serradell
arr. Rudy Wiedoeft
& Domenico Savino
10. Fancies (4:58) Rudy Wiedoeft
11. Valse Sonia (4:14) Rudy Wiedoeft / Hugo Frey
12. Ballet Fantastique (6:22) Jascha Gurewich
13. Czardas (2:58) Jascha Gurewich
Andante – Allegro czardas
14. Londonderry Air (3:33) traditional Irish
arr. Rudy Wiedoeft
15. Morning Glory (2:29) Merle Johnston
16. Valse Impromptu (4:26) Clyde Doerr
17. Aloha Oe (2:01) Queen Liliuokalani
trans. Rudy Wiedoeft

Concert saxophonist Dr. Russell Veirs began private saxophone instruction at the University of California, Davis under Dr. Keith Bohm, where he performed in the school’s Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Saxophone Quartet. Veirs continued his studies with Dr. Bohm at California State University, Sacramento, where he completed his Master of Music degree, and served as saxophonist for the CSUS Symphony Orchestra, principle saxophonist of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and a member of the CSUS Saxophone Quartet and CSUS Saxophone Orchestra. In 2007, he was runner-up in the CSUS Festival of New American Music Performers Competition, and gave his concerto debut with the CSUS Symphonic Wind Ensemble that same year.

Veirs earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance at UCLA, studying with Dr. Douglas Masek. At UCLA, he performed in numerous woodwind chamber ensembles, the Camarades string chamber ensemble, and UCLA’s contemporary music ensemble, Contempo Flux. A winner of UCLA's "All-Star Concerto Competition", he appeared as a soloist with the UCLA Philharmonia in 2012. Additionally, he assisted in teaching the woodwind methods course for music education majors and has assisted in coaching the UCLA woodwind chamber ensembles.

Outside of his formal education, Dr. Veirs has appeared as a guest artist, clinician, and chamber musician throughout California. In 2006, he recorded for the soundtrack to the documentary Out of the Past. He was selected as a winner of the 2014 Beverly Hills Audition, which led to solo performances on the Torrance Interludes and Music by the Sea concert series in Southern California. The Barefoot Trio (a saxophone/violin/piano trio in which Veirs is a founding member) served as an ensemble-in-residence in the music department at UCLA during the 2015-2016 academic year. He has had the privilege of premiering numerous works, most recently Optimist Quintet (2016) by Bevan Manson and Reminiscence (2016) by Glenn Llorente. In 2017, as part of a celebration of Adolphe Sax’s birthday, he appeared as a soloist on the Sundays Live! radio broadcast from LACMA’s Bing Theater. Dr. Veirs has appeared as soloist with the Woodland Community Band, Roseville Community Band, and most recently with the Dana Point Symphony. Additionally, he has given music clinics and masterclasses at numerous schools and colleges in California.

Pianist Dr. James Lent is on the faculty of UCLA as Lecturer in Collaborative Piano at UCLA in addition to serving as the principal collaborative pianist for instrumental, choral, and vocal studies. James completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at the Yale School of Music under teachers Boris Berman, Claude Frank, and Peter Frankl. He made his Alabama Symphony debut to critical acclaim performing Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 on 24 hours' notice to replace Andre Watts. He is a frequent performer on series throughout the West Coast including recent live radio and movie premiere appearances on Seattle classical radio, and at Paramount Studios. As the official collaborative pianist for the Schoenfeld International Strings Society Competition, he has traveled multiple times to Harbin, China to perform and collaborate with judges and competitors

As a soloist, he has performed with the Vancouver Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Utah Symphony and the Florida West Coast Symphony, among others, and as solo recitalist at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, for the National Chopin Foundation in Miami, at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where he premiered a new work written for him by American composer Frederic Rzewski. He has also toured China 5 times, performing in cities including Nanjing, Xian, Beijing, Shanghei, and Harbin.

Mr. Lent has performed with the renowned Paris-based Ensemble Intercontemporain under the direction of Pierre Boulez in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall, and his performances have been heard on National Public Radio. His numerous awards include prizes in the New York Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the National Chopin Competition, the Washington International Piano Competition at the Kennedy Center, the Olga Koussevitsky Piano Competition in New York, and the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg National Young Artist Competition.He was a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal.

James also teaches at AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) as a pianists coordinator, vocal coach, and musical director. He has experience performing all styles and types of music from classical to contemporary, most recently music directing and performing at the piano onstage for the LA premeire of Spamilton in at the Kirk Douglas Theater, and gives many masterclasses and judges many competitions for the Music Teachers Association of California and throughout the USA.

Recorded at the Recording Studio of the Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by José Carrillo.



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