50? 60? 75 saxophonists? I didn't get a headcount, but there were a heckuva lot of us playing at once.
On March 7-8 the New England Saxophone Symposium paid tribute to Lynn Klock's legacy of 3+ decades of saxophone professordom at UMass-Amherst. After about 9 hours of alumni and student performances (which were a blast - a wonderful love-fest, indeed!), we capped things off with a mass saxophone choir reading session.
Among other things, we performed my quartet arrangement of Silent Night (watch the video above). We also did a nice reading of my new work for saxophone choir, Sparkle!, which was written expressly for this occasion. (I hope to get a recording of that one some time, too).
Mr. Klock, incidentally, is the soprano player in black, just left of center in the image above. It was a joyous weekend - glad to share a little bit of it here.