The Eastman Saxophone Project performed my arrangement of R. R. Bennett's "Suite of Old American Dances." They did a great job! You can hear their performance on YouTube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5aFMBAnu6A If you'd like to buy this arrangement, you can do that here too! Click on "Products" and scroll through 'til you find it! It's a lot of fun to put together and audiences seem to really enjoy it!
For those who have waited patiently for me to FINALLY make another album, I'm DOING IT! December 8th is my first session. I'm recording music that is near and dear to my heart... music that the saxophone was MADE to play... romantic music... FRENCH MUSIC! YAY! Will keep you all updated!
I was asked to arrange a few pieces for the Saxophone Concert--November 23rd at the Marine Barracks Annex in Sousa Hall. This concert is celebrating Adolphe Sax's 200th b-day! I arranged "Stars and Stripes Forever" by JP Sousa for 10 saxes... sopranino, 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors, 2 baris, bass. I used 9 saxes (no sopranino) for my arrangement of MIlhaud's "Suite Francaise"-- mvts 3, 4, + 5. There will be percussion too. I used 10 saxes and percussion for Grainger's "Lost Lady Found." They're also…Read more
I will be heading up to the Northeast in October for a concert tour with the band. We'll be playing in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Should be a lot of fun! I hope I get to see lots of friends and family!
This week the Marine Chamber Ensembles will perform music for classical lovers and rock and roll fans at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at Marine Barracks Annex located at 7th and K Streets, SE, in Washington, D.C. The concert is free and tickets are not required Coordinated by saxophonist Master Sergeant Audrey Cupples, the concert will begin with a clarinet trio by Jacques Bouffil and include Paul Hindemith’s Plöner Musiktag, 1932: “Morgenmusik,” Bohuslav Martinu’s La revue de…Read more
Had fun hanging at the White House last week. It was quiet and I got a chance to take a few photos. We played a little rhythm and blues.
I did not make it to the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium this year. There was no inter-service sax ensemble either.... so no new arrangement. I'm thinking about writing an arrangement or two for sax quartet. We'll see how that develops. Don't forget to check out my blog... I have been trying to keep it updated with every day stuff. It's http://audreysfancies.blogspot.com
Take a look at my new blog! I thought it would be fun to blog about everyday stuff... try it out! http://audreysfancies.blogspot.com
So many people are purchasing Audrey's music from iTunes and other digital sources, we thought it'd be a good idea to give people buying her CD a break. That's why "Sunshine and Tears" is now on sale for $9.99 on this website. When you buy the CD version, you get the CD booklet that tells all about the recording, the pieces, and lots of photos. Take advantage of this now, because once these run out there are no more. Thanks for everyone's support!
Audrey just wrote another new Saxophone Ensemble arrangement that was premiered at the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium last month. The instrumentation is for 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors, 2 baris, and bass. It's a somewhat challenging and fun arrangement of Charles Ives' "The Alcott's." This piece is beautiful, emotional, and exciting. Look for it to be added in the BUY page and get your copy!