Large Ensemble

Posted By On 21 Jan 2019

large saxophone choir 15′


SAX14 festival, Arno Bornkamp

First Performer

around 80 saxophonists, professionals, amateurs (all levels including very beginners) at the SAX14 Festival, Muziekgebouw aan het IJ (foyer), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, composer conducting, 22nd of November 2014


Guillermo Lago
Score and parts at no cost available on this site

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Program notes

Every year the saxophone department of the Conservatorium of Amsterdam organises a Festival and the SAX2014 was a huge festival! To celebrate the fact that Adolphe Sax was born exactly 200 years ago saxophonists and music lovers from around the world gathered at the Muziekgebouw aan het IJ / BIM huis in Amsterdam.
Key figure in all this: Arno Bornkamp – professor of saxophone at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and inspiration for many many young musicians worldwide.
One of the activities at this festival was the performance of a huge saxophone choir, professionals and amateurs performing alongside. Lago was asked to write a piece for the occasion and he decided to write a three movement piece based on impressions from a secluded yet fascinating region in Spain (just north of Valencia) called ‘El Maestrat’.
This composition is freely available for saxophone educators, saxophone choirs and every other interested musician. Just ask for it through the ‘order’ button above. 
When performed at a regular concert standard author rights apply.


sopranino ad lib., soprano 1 -2, alto 1 – 2 – 3 – 4, tenor 1 – 2 – 3, baritone 1 – 2, bass
‘eenvoudiger’ (meaning more simple) parts for beginners: alto 1 – 2, tenor 1