Saxophonist William Perconti will release a new CD recording of works for solo saxophone on Albany Records, Nov. 1st. This recording, SINGLE REED, includes the mainstream family of saxophones -- soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones in a wide variety of classical styles, ranging from tradition tonal music to 12-tone abstraction. Works by Allan Blank, Leo Kraft, Benjamin Britten, Warren Benson, and others, are featured.
As a soloist and founding performer of such ensembles as the Alloy Saxophone Quartet, Bill Perconti's exploration and expansion of the classical saxophone repertoire includes 12 CDs on five record labels. He has commissioned and premiered music by composers Lera Auerbach, Henry Cowell, Alan Hovhaness, Libby Larsen and Frederick Rzewski, among many others. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and the University of Iowa, he served on the faculty at Lewis-Clark State College until his recent retirement.