The quartet's repertoire ranges from transcriptions of classical and romantic works to original contemporary pieces, and it has given the premieres of several works by Quebec composers, notably Tempo I (1967) by Marc Fortier, Saxologie (1972) and Phonie M.A. (1976) by Pierre Genest, Saxi-Phonie-Saties (1972) by Alexander Brott, Chemins (1977) by Pierick Houdy, Suite (1983) by Denis Bédard, Le Petit Chaperon rouge (1984) by Marc Gagné, and Divertimento (1988) by Jean-Clément Isabelle. In 1969 it recorded works by Absil, Dubois, Fiala, and Francaix on Jeunesses musicales 20 Canada (RCI 279/RCA LSC-3141); the Fiala work was reissued on 5-ACM 27.
Author Madeleine Bodier-Little
Samson, Marc. 'Le Quatuor de saxophones Pierre-Bourque a 20 ans,' Quebec City Le Soleil, 31 Oct 1984
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