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Nakamura, Kinichi

  • Arabesque No. 1 for Saxophone Quartet
    Arabesque No. 1 for Saxophone Quartet
    “Arabesque” means Arabian, or Arabian style. It originates from an ornamental style that interlaces simulated foliage in an intricate design. Debussy was inspired by Arabesque, as he elaborated with this fine piece for piano. As seen in works such as “Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune” and “La mer”, Arabesque was attractive to Debussy’s world and... “Arabesque” means Arabian, or Arabian style. It originates from an ...
  • Ave Maria for Saxophone Quartet
    Ave Maria for Saxophone Quartet
    Instrumentation  Soprano Saxophone in Bb Alto Saxophone in Eb Tenor Saxophone in Bb Baritone Saxophone in Eb Instrumentation  Soprano Saxophone in Bb Alto Saxophone in Eb Tenor Saxopho...
  • Rhapsody in Blue for Saxophone Quartet
    Rhapsody in Blue for Saxophone Quartet
    Whenever I performed “Rhapsody in Blue” as an orchestra member, the beautiful solos for clarinet and piano truly moved me. Ultimately I couldn't resist the desire to perform those melodies and arrange the work for saxophone quartet. In the introduction, the soprano player performs a glissando on alto instead of soprano, playing the lower octave (D to D) with fingers and the rest... Whenever I performed “Rhapsody in Blue” as an orchestra member, the...