Publications by Steven Mauk

Dr. Mauk has recorded albums, authored books, and written musical articles and reviews. Printed below are a listing of these publications.


Articles & Reviews


CLASSICAL BOUQUET: Music for Soprano Saxophone and Piano. A collection of transcribed and original compositions for soprano saxophone and piano. Included are: Platti Sonata, Bach Sonata in E-flat Major (BWV 1031), Ravel Pièce en forme de Habenera, Charles Rochester Young Sonata, Villa-Lobos Fantasia, and Mozart Concerto for Oboe in C Major (K. 314). Mary Ann Covert, piano; Open Loop, 008.

DISTANCES WITHIN ME: Contemporary Classics for Alto Saxophone. This album contains original works for alto saxophone and piano, both standards and newer compositions. The CD is comprised of Desenclos Prélude, Cadence et Finale, John Anthony Lennon Distances Within Me, Hindemith Sonate, Yasinitsky Sixth Sense, and Rorem Picnic on the Marne. Mary Ann Covert, piano; Open Loop, 012. (A play-along version with piano only is also available on Open Loop, 015.)

TENOR EXCURSIONS. One of the very few albums of music for tenor saxophone. This recording contains: Hartley Sonata , Debussy Beau Soir, Di Pasquale Sonata, Vivaldi Sonata No. 6 in G Minor, Lawrence Weiner Etude, Chopin Largo, Op. 65, Duckworth Pitt County Excursions, Schmidt Sonatina, and Singelèe Adagio et Rondo. Mary Ann Covert, piano; Open Loop, 019.  (A play-along version also available on Open Loop, 020.)

THE SAXOPHONE AND ME: Johann Sebastian Bach. A compact disc of music by Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed for soprano saxophone and piano. Includes: Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor (BWV 1067), Aria from the Organ Pastorale in F Major (BWV 590), Flute Sonata in G minor (BWV 1020), Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major (BWV 1068), Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Flute Sonata in C Major (BWV 1033), Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156, Gounod's arrangement of Ave Maria, and the Flute Partita in A Minor (BWV 1013). Mary Ann Covert, piano; Open Loop, 029.

ESCAPE TO THE CENTER. A compact disc of chamber music for saxophones by the Empire Saxophone Quartet (Steven Mauk, Jamal Rossi, April Lucas, Anthony Alduino). This album features transcribed music by Handel, Bach, Gershwin, Beethoven, and Bert Williams. Original pieces include works by Francaix, Dubois, Marshall, and Dana Wilson's Escape to the Center. Open Loop, 032.

HOLIDAY HOMECOMING. A two-CD set of Christmas music performed by the Saxophone Sinfonia conducted by David Bilger. This large saxophone ensemble is comprised of professional saxophonists, including the members of the Empire Saxophone Quartet. The Sinfonia performs most of the traditional Christmas carols made popular throught the centuries. Many of the 20th century selections, such as White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, and the Christmas Song, are performed in jazz style. A perfect choice for holiday listening. Open Loop, 033.

CLASSIC SAXOPHONE, Vol. 2: Musica da camera. This is a CD containing chamber music for saxophones by Ithaca College alumni, Dr. Frank Bongiorno. Bongiorno is professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Included on this recording is the jazz-stlye selection Faces of the Blues by David Baker for alto saxophone soloist and saxophone quartet. Bongiorno performs this work and a transcription of Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F Major with members of the Empire Saxophone Quartet. Kechley's In the Dragon's Garden, Telemann's Sonata I, Steven Galante's Saxsounds III: Diminishing Returns, and Fauré's Sicilienne round out the album. Liscio Recordings, LCD-09193.

WINTER BRANCHES. A collection of music by composer and professor of music at Williams College, David Kechley. Included on the album is his Music for Saxophones for alto saxophone solo and saxophone quartet. Soloist on this CD is Dr. Frank Bongiorno, Ithaca College alumni and professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, who is accompanied by the Empire Saxophone Quartet. Other selections on the album include music for viola and piano, cello and piano, and guitar quartet. Liscio Recordings,LCD-097982.

IMAGES OF CHAGALL. A CD of pieces by composer Meyer Kupferman.  Included is his Sound Phantoms No. 7 for soprano saxophone and percussion. This is an exciting and challenging duo that presents a variety of styles in a single-movement work.  Gordon Stout, percussion; Soundspells 103.

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A Practical Approach to Playing the Saxophone . This intermediate-level method book is geared toward the college saxophone class for music education majors or for use as a transfer method. Written text and etudes cover the essentials of playing the instrument. Of special value are the numerous exercises for alternate fingerings, and duos, trios, and quartets for same-pitched instruments. Compiled from materials of Larry Teal and Steven Mauk, this is a valuable teaching asset.  Lyceum Music Press, LPP 003.

Saxophone Warm-Ups. A contemporary approach to the warm-up routine for all saxophonists. Specific routines are outlined for classical, jazz, rock, and avant-garde saxophonists with written exercises.  This is the first book of its kind and covers all aspects of the physical and mental needs of the modern saxophonists. Dorn Publications.

Medici Masterworks Solos for Alto Saxophone and Piano, vol. II  and Medici Masterworks Solos for Tenor Saxophone and Piano, vol. II . These two collections include transcriptions for the young player by such great masters as Schumann, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel. Ideal for recitals or solo competitions and included on several state solo listings. Brief historical information is presented for each selection. Medici Music Press.

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Steven Mauk has written magazine and journal articles dealing with various aspects of the saxophone for over 25 years. Many of these nearly 90 articles have appeared in his "Creative Teaching Techniques" column in The Saxophone Journal. Listed below are the publications for which he has written. Click on the title  of the publication to see the list of articles.



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