Karel Husa's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band: a Performer's Analysis.

  title={Karel Husa's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band: a Performer's Analysis.},
  author={Kevin Burns},
Concerto fo r Alto Saxophone and Concert Band by Karel Husa is regarded as one of the great wind concertos o f the 20th century. It is an atonal composition with an unusual and complex rhythmic language. In and o f itself analysis is a creative and intellectual endeavor. It also can give the performer a deeper understanding o f the piece so that he or she can give a better performance. This paper is the first analysis o f Husa’s concerto to use Allen Forte's set theory method o f melodic and… 
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