Duo Concertante: saxophone and accordion.
Ton Verhiel - saxophones
Carlo Plaum - accordion
The combination saxophone and accordion is not often heard, although it is not that unusual as one would think. There is a significant similarity in producing sounds on both instruments. The saxophone is a windinstrument that produces a sound by making the reed tremble. The accordion does need air to make the metal tongues swing. One could speak of a familiar sound.
The Duo Concertante is playing together since 1995. They performed in the Netherlands, Germany and France. In 2000 they produced their first CD Just for Fun, which was really a success for the Duo.
To give audiences a good idea of the possibilities of this combination we mostly play programs with shorter works in different styles: from baroque to ragtime, from musette to modern and own compositions. We are always looking for original compositions but must often take pieces from the saxophone/piano repertory or arrange works that were originally written for two accordions.
For saxophone and accordion Ton Verhiel composed:
Sonata Folklorique for alto saxophone and accordion
Moment Musical for alto saxophone and accordion
Prière pour l`église de Chichée for alto saxophone and accordion
Divertimento for alto saxophone and accordion
All these pieces are available through Ton Verhiel-ME