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Air On The G String (from Orchestral Suite No. 3)
Retail Price: $7.95

Johann Sebastian Bach's famous air from his 3rd Orchestral Suite is arranged for traditional saxophone quartet in the key of concert Bb. This grade 3+ setting features an optional part for alto saxophone which can be used as a substitute for the soprano part. Duration 2:25.  S(A)ATB Saxes
Londonderry Air
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Frank Halferty's grade 3 setting of the classic Irish ballad will be a welcome addition to the literature for sax quartets. With its beautiful lines, rich harmonies and contrasting textures, it makes the perfect selection for festival performances. Duration ca. 1:50.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Bill Bailey
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Popularized by countless jazz artists including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Harry Connick Jr., this setting of the familiar tune features two key changes, lots of tutti writing to build confidence, and some fancy flourishes that'll keep audiences and players well engaged. Duration 1:25.     S(A)ATB Saxes
Chopin Favorites
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Playable by students without a lot of chamber group experience, both selections in 3/4 time are not meant to be played quickly so players can focus on their individual and collective expression, intonation, balance and blend. Great training and recital material! Duration 2:50. Lento Religioso; Opus 15; No. 3; Prelude; Opus 28;No. 7 S(A)ATB Saxes
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
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Every member of the ensemble gets a chance to play melodic lead at various points in this delightful setting of the popular Christmas song, and midway through an improvised-or-as-written solo by tenor is a definite treat. Maintaining good balance within the ensemble and observing articulations will yield best results. Duration 1:40  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Stardust
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Rich harmonies abound in this sparkling treatment of the classic standard by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish for grade 4 quartets. All parts rhythmically contribute to the arrangement's sense of momentum. Duration 2:35.  S(A)ATB Saxes
Baby Elephant Walk (From The Paramount Picture Hatari!)
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This arrangement features the music of the great film composer Henry Mancini, as arranged by well-known film composer, Lennie Niehaus. The playful nature of this novelty song from the Paramount Picture Hatari transmits beautifully to the AATB instrumentation. Duration 2:35  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
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Capable quartets will love this impressive arrangement of the great Duke Ellington classic. The easy swinging adaptation offers each player a turn at the melody and features a written soprano (or alto) solo, along with a tightly harmonized soli. Baritone sax provides the momentum with a characteristic walking bass part. Duration 2:35.  S(A)ATB Saxes
Entertainer, The
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Here's Scott Joplin's immortal rag in an upbeat setting for sax quartets! A modulation midway through boosts the dramatic impact it makes on everyone involved. Ample articulations and dynamic markings will help players deliver a convincing interpretation.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Just For Show
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A perennial favorite for over 25 years, this bright swing original (quarter note = 184) includes ample articulations to help players deliver an exciting and stylistically authentic performance. Aside from a few 2-bar written solos in each part, tutti scoring is used throughout. Duration 3:05  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
March Of The Toys (From Babes In Toyland)
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This cleverly sinister piece from Babes In Toyland by Victor Herbert uses the dark side of the saxophone quartet's timbre to bring out the ghostly aspect of the source music. The attention to shaping the eerie sounds with dynamics will highlight the interesting and unusual effects. Duration ca. 3:30.  S(A)ATB Saxes
Pink Panther, The
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Marked "groovy misterioso," this swingin' version of the famous Mancini theme opens with both altos snapping their fingers while tenor and bari play the iconic intro. Later on lead alto takes an improvised-or-as-written solo before the final tutti statement and subdued finish. Duration 2:35  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Sax Lix
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Designed for proficient performers, this lively excursion in 2/4 includes occasional 3/4 measures and requires excellent execution of rhythms and articulations. Echo effects, a tenor solo, and a march-style trio are highlights. Duration 2:50  SATB Saxes
Two Cuban Dances
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Taken from a collection of 21 elegant dances for piano by Ignazio Cervantes, these delightful themes are excellent examples of Latin- American concert music from the late 19th century. The first is a dramatic tango, while the second is a passionate habanera. Though they may be performed as single selections, playing them in combination takes just 2:20. Great for encores! La Tare Esta Amorosa; Mis Amores SATB Saxes
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Abenlied
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Roland Brom has transcribed Haydn's string quartet music for AATB saxophone quartet. The range and timbre of this ensemble provides an appropriate vehicle for this classical chamber music. Scored at the grade 3 difficulty level, this setting works perfectly for recitals and solo festivals. Duration 4:20.  2 Altos, Tenors and Baritone Saxes
Air And Finale (from Water Music)
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Ideal for all performance settings and programs, this edition features the graceful Air and the rousing Finale from George Frederic Handel's famous Water Music.âˆThe difficulty falls well within the grade 3 range, and the scoring lies perfectly for all players. Total duration 3:25  AATB Saxophones
Alpha, Beta, Alpha
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Lennie Niehaus, former featured alto sax soloist and arranger for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, has composed this contemporary quartet in ABA song form. There are interesting linear parts for all players, and they are all featured at one time or another in the lead role. Duration 5:00.  S(A)ATB Saxes
Blue Skies
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Arranged by jazz saxophone artist and educator Greg Yasinitsky, this swingin' arrangement of Irving Berlin's timeless classic will be great fun for all.  S(A)ATB Saxes
Christmas Jazz Medley
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In this well-crafted arrangement featuring moderate swing, ballad and bright swing styles, a good mix of solo, duo and tutti passages guarantees that every player shares the spotlight. Abundant articulations help ensure a stylistically solid performance, and several dramatic moments create momentum and excitement. Duration ca. 3:30. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear; Hark! The Herald Angels; Jingle Bells S(A)ATB Saxes
Down by The Riverside
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This swingin' version of the great gospel song features a written or ad lib solo for lead alto, two modulations to boost excitement, and a nice big finish. Duration 3:00.    2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Flight Of The Bumble-Bee
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This Rimsky-Korsakov classic is a virtuosic type of melody in perpetual motion. In order to sustain that continuous motion and allow players the chance to catch a breath, the melody here alternates between the altos -- it should sound seamless, as though just one person is playing the tune. Duration 2:00  AATB Saxes
Hava Nagila
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With universal appeal that has transcended its ethnic origin, this Israeli folk song will be a great favorite with saxophone quartets and their audiences alike. Following customary practice, the tempo of the last 20 bars increases steadily for a rousing finish. Duration 1:15.  AATB Saxophones
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
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As the title implies, this arrangement of the great Duke Ellington tune does indeed have 'that swing.' There is a great deal of vertical writing using interesting chords, some duets, solos for tenor and alto 1, and a modulation with a swinging shout chorus. Duration 2:50.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
King Porter Stomp
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This famous tune by Jelly Roll Morton was originally written in 1924 when ragtime music began incorporating early Dixieland and jazz forms. The first two strains in this arrangement relate to the former, while the others relate to the latter. The tempo is brisk, and ad lib solos are available for all.  SATB Saxes
Let It Snow
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In this creative setting of the great holiday favorite, the lead line moves often from one part to another so every member of the group feels vital and fully engaged. Well-placed trills, glissandos and grace notes add decorative flair, and the closing Jingle Bells excerpt provides an especially satisfying finish. Duration 2:45  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Maple Leaf Rag
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Celebrating the enduring popularity of Scott Joplin's most famous ragtime tune, this setting calls upon all players to make meaningful melodic contributions. In addition, modulations in key are used effectively to keep players focused and enhance the dramatic impression this work makes on listeners. Duration 3:00  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Marche Militaire
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As rewarding to perform as it is to hear, this grade 4 Halferty arrangement of the famous Schubert classic will carve its way right to the center of outstanding literature. The themes move throughout the ensemble, creating settings of this piece that are perfect for contest, and delightful for performers and their audiences. Duration 3:15.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Marche Militaire Francaise
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This Camille Saint-Saens transcription will definitely be a hit with grade 4 quartets. Excellent for concert or contest programming, the energy and delightful contrast makes it a terrific choice for any performance occasion. Duration 2:50.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Mississippi Rag
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Opening with an unaccompanied bari sax solo before the others join in gradually, this winning arrangement of the 1897 ragtime hit also offers written-or-ad-lib solos for tenor and alto. Playing with rhythmic precision and observing the sometimes sudden changes in dynamics will produce a stylistically authentic performance. Duration 2:55  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Nearness Of You, The (From The Paramount Picture Romance In The Dark)
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This creative setting of the timeless standard features hard bop, ragtime and traditional swing styles -- guaranteed to be a rewarding experience for all! Duration 2:15.  S(A)ATB Saxes
Ode To Joy
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In this fresh version of Ludwig van Beethoven's classic theme for grade 3 groups, the lead melodic line is carried by every member of the quartet at one time or another, accompanied by a variety of creative accompaniment figures. Paying careful attention to articulations and dynamic changes will be especially important here for best performance results. This adaptation is scored for 2 alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. Duration 2:45.  AATB Saxes
Saxafrass
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With solid full-group choruses, solis for two altos or tenor/bari, and a written-or-ad-lib solo for lead alto, this swingin' original has plenty of energy, attitude and audience appeal. Jazz articulations are included throughout for a stylistically accurate interpretation. Duration 4:15  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Scherzo For Saxophone Quartet
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First released over 30 years ago, this dramatic concert/contest favorite in ABA form challenges students to negotiate contemporary lines with numerous accidentals and articulations while maintaining the momentum of the vivace tempo (quarter note = 144). The piece closes with an impressive fff flourish. Duration 2:50  S(A)ATB Saxes
Simple Gifts
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This charming Shaker dance tune from 1848 is presented here in a theme-and-variations format using a variety of keys and time signatures. The resulting series of mood changes keeps players interested and audiences attentive. An added bonus is that each part makes a significant contribution to the success of any performance. Duration ca. 3:55.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Study In Contrasts, A
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First published in 1964, this colorful work in two movements -- 1. The Demure (expressive), 2. The Delightful (scherzando) -- features the irresistible melodies and rich harmonies for which Sammy Nestico is best known. While the lead player (soprano sax or clarinet) carries most of the melodic material, everyone plays a key role. Duration 2:30  S(Clarinet)ATB Saxes
That Old Black Magic (From The Paramount Picture Star Spangled Rhythm)
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This classic Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer standard from the Paramount Picture Star Spangled Rhythm is perfect for lighter chamber music programming or an encore. It features jazz writing in an accessible, yet interesting setting that includes solid jazz voicings, fun rhythms, and a few metric shifts for added appeal.  S(A)ATB Saxes
Take The "A" Train
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This popular tune composed by Billy Strayhorn is adapted for grade 4+ AATB saxophone quartet. It contains many elements from the original Duke Ellington recording, including the introduction that Duke played on piano and a quote from the lead-in to the trumpet solo. All players are featured at one time or another, making this arrangement one that should be in every saxophone quartet's library.
Two Christmas Classics
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Recorded by the New Century Saxophone Quartet of their CD A New Century Christmas (Channel Crossings), this edition features organ chorale preludes by master composers Bach and Brahms that are most often (though not exclusively) associated with the Christmas season. The first is joyful and exuberant, while the second is quiet and reflective. In Dulci Jubilo; Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming SATB Saxes
When I'm Sixty-Four
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In this setting of the Beatles hit, the familiar song moves through a series of appealing styles -- Dixieland, subito half-time, presto 2-feel -- for added depth and dimension. While all parts are important, bari sax plays an especially prominent role at style transitions, culminating in a closing solo cadenza. Duration 2:30  S(A)ATB Saxes