Scunthorpe composer pens first Saxaphone Sonata
A CREATIVE composer from Scunthorpe has written his first saxophone sonata.
Maurice Davies, pictured, a pianist and piano teacher, will premiere the piece on Saturday, February 9, with two musicians from John Leggott College.
Mr Davies, 48, asked 18-year-old saxophonist Rachael Kendall and soprano Katie Graham, 18, to take part in the event alongside him.
The sonata will be accompanied by Mr Davies performing Brahms, Chopin and Grieg on piano. It will also include a selection of songs from musical theatre and some individual saxophone pieces.
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Mr Davies, who played for 10 years with Scunthorpe Choral Society, said: "It is quite rare for somebody to write a saxophone sonata. I have built a career as a pianist and piano teacher and I've been part of a number of orchestras."
Mr Davies praised the students for their involvement with the show. He said: "I have struck gold this time with Rachael. She has worked hard on it and achieved a miracle. Rachael has picked it up so well and showed so much enthusiasm. She will play some other pieces as well during the show and Katie will sing some songs from musical theatre.
"I am really looking forward to it, especially because it is a chance to promote some young outstanding talent."
The sonata will be performed at St Lawrence's Church Hall in Scunthorpe. All proceeds from the event will go to Crosby Junior School, on Frodingham Road in Scunthorpe.
Tickets for the event, which starts at 7.30pm, cost £6 each and can be purchased on the door.