Race Point Solo for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Race Point 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, an MP3 accompaniment file, and a SmartMusic accompaniment file.
Audio recordings are available on the MRNS Music Channel on YouTube.
Description: Race Point is at the tip of Cape Cod and is named for the rip tides that come around the point. Students should find most of the technique fairly easy to learn and fun to play. I wrote a cadenza in Race Point to introduce that performance practice to the students.