live saxophone and tape
When Vermont Counterpoint is performed with soloist and pre-recorded tape the soloist should be amplified so that his or her volume and timbre will fit properly with the tape. Basically the soloist should always be somewhat louder than the tape but not so loud that the relationship between soloist and tape is lost. An assistant who knows the proper balance between soloist and tape (either from hearing a properly balanced previous performance or reliable recording) should sit at the mixer in a good listening position in the hall and adjust the volume of the soloist vis-à-vis the tape as necessary throughout the performance.
This work may be performed either with soloist and pre-recorded track or live saxophone ensemble. A pre-recorded backing track, or the sheet music for producing one, is available from the Boosey & Hawkes Rental Library on hire.