Plange Cantelui si Tarantella (The Count's Lament and Tarentella) Solo for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Plange Cantelui si Tarantella (The Count's Lament and Tarentella) is a solo for Alto Sax and Piano from the collection Scenes from the Cape. This collection is dedicated to my brother, Jerry Nelson, who was a musician and puppeteer with the Muppets.
This MRNS Music Digital Download will include the Alto Sax and Piano parts, a brief description of the solo, a SmartMusic accompaniment file, and an MP3 accompaniment file.
Audio recordings of the trumpet solo version are available on the MRNS Music Channel on YouTube.
Description: The collection Scenes from the Cape concludes with a very challenging solo inspired once again by my brother’s Jerry Nelson's character, Count Von Count. “The Count’s Lament and Tarrantella” begins with a somewhat mournful but jazzy theme, which gives way to a fast dance with a lot of finger technique. This solo also features a cadenza. This should be fun for the advanced student to play.