Respectfully Yours was commissioned by Fabian Bloch, the original version is scored for euphonium and piano, and recorded on his debut CD Ã¢â‚¬ËœDriveÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
Andy Scott had the privilege of collaborating on a number of occasions with composer/pianist Richard Rodney Bennett, and composed Respectfully Yours in memory of RRB, who passed away in December 2012.
The composer writes; Ã¢â‚¬Å“Some pieces that I compose need to stay in their original version, however with the melodic lines and jazz-influenced harmony of Ã¢â‚¬ËœRespectfully YoursÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ it felt appropriate to bring a piece which is essentially a simple Ã¢â‚¬Ëœthank youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to Richard Rodney Bennett, for being an inspirational musician and kind and generous person, to a wider audience. Ã¢â‚¬Å“
This tenor saxophone and piano version of Ã¢â‚¬ËœRespectfully YoursÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ is dedicated to the Australian saxophonist Matt Styles, and was premiered by Andy Scott (tenor saxophone) & Adam Pinto (piano) at the CASSWA ClariSaxFeast at the University of Western Australia, Perth in June 2015.