This work displays elements of the traditional concerto grosso in its use of contrast between the saxophone quartet and the larger band; it also borrows the technique of interweaving the solo with the band from the sonata form. The styles of the two movements are well described by their titles: the quiet, peaceful, warm "Serenity," with its cadenza showcasing the instrument’s melodic warmth; and the exuberant "Revelry," featuring rhythmic complexities, technical display, and coloristic interplay between the saxophones and the band. Frank Bencriscutto was Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota for 32 years. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Eastman School of Music and was a lifelong outspoken supporter of music in the schools. --James Huff 05:52, 23 November 2008 (UTC) (from the program notes of The Claremont Winds, submitted with permission)