From the Darkest Place (2021)

Concerto for Baritone Saxophone and Wind Ensemble

About the Project

From the Darkest Place is a grade 5 concerto for baritone saxophone and wind ensemble.

 

Those of you that know me well know of my love for the baritone saxophone. Throughout my undergrad, I was obsessed with the instrument - in love with its diversity as a solo instrument, and determined to one day create repertoire that showcased it. I knew that when I finally decided to compose my first concerto that it would be for the baritone sax.

From the Darkest Place has been marinating in my mind for quite a while, and I realized recently that now was the time to get it out. The final result will be a 15-18 minute, grade 5 work for wind ensemble consisting of the following movements:

I. The Darkest Place

II. Search for Light

III. No Way Out

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Preview the First Movement

Join the Consortium!

Tier 1: $200

Tier 1 Members will receive the following:

  • PDF Conductor Score, Solo Part, Wind Ensemble Parts, and Piano Reduction Accompaniment with rights to make as many copies as necessary (Wind Ensemble Version delivered by May 1, 2021, Piano Reduction delivered by September 1 2021)

  • Printed Conductor Score

  • Name included in copy of each published score

  • Exclusivity to premiere the piece during a 12-month window: May 2021-May 2022

  • Rights to live stream the premiere performance

  • Zoom session with the composer

Tier 2: $100

Tier 2 Members will receive the following:

  • Solo Part and Piano Reduction Accompaniment with rights to make as many copies as necessary (delivered by September 2021)

  • Name included in copy of each published score

  • Exclusivity to premiere the piece during a 9-month window: September 2021-May 2022

  • Rights to live stream the premiere performance

  • Zoom session with the composer

Interested in joining the consortium? Fill out the form below, and an invoice will be sent to the email provided. Filling out this form is not a binding agreement. 
From the Darkest Place Consortium
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Consortium Members

Ensembles

Slippery Rock University Wind Ensemble

Slippery Rock, PA

Jonathan Helmick, Director; Jason Kush, Soloist

Southland Wind Ensemble

Ontario, CA

George Osario, Director

Viewmont High School Wind Ensemble

Bountiful, UT

Dan Chaston, Director

Individuals

Thomas A. Groth, Baritone Saxophone

The Packard Band

Canfield, OH

Andrew Hosler

Swartz Creek, MI

Benjamin Morris

Milton, WV