News & Updates
Recent changes, news, and additions to the website:
- (December'21) If you've played carols until they haunt your dreams, take some time out with Victoria's tranquil reflection on the nativity: O Magnum Mysterium for sax quartet (SATB or AATB) or sax octet.
- (November'21) Take your sax octet to the high seas with: Three Sea Songs selected from Henry Wood's famous Fantasia on British Sea Songs.
- (October'21) Two band classics from Holst reduced for sax octet: Song Without Words and March from the Moorside Suite.
- (October'21) Six saxes tackle Paganini's famous Caprice No. 24
- (September'21) Elgar's famous "Enigma" theme and a selection of variations arranged for saxophone octet: Enigma Variations
- (June'21) A new arrangement of Brahms 5th Hungarian Dance - lively and great fun to play.
- (May'21) Music for mourning and celebration: Walch's powerful and sombre Funeral March No. 1 (sometimes known as "Beethoven's Funeral March") is balanced by Théodore Dubois' joyful and exhuberant Toccata.
- (February'21) A short sax sextet for a frosty February morning: the sinfonia from Bach's cantata Just as the Rain and Snow Fall from Heaven
- (February'21) Large-scale polyphony from an Italian master in Gabrieli's Canzon XV for sax dectet.
- (December'20) To celebrate this unusual Christmas Eve we present Corelli's Concerto for Christmas Night for sax octet.
- (December'20) Something gentle for Christmas: Berlioz' beautiful Shepherds' Farewell reduced for sax quartet.
- (October'20) Several arrangements now provide backing tracks that you can play over to make practicing a bit more interesting.
- (August'20) A collection of three of the best from the "King of Ragtime" Scott Joplin: A Bundle of Rags for sax sextet.
- (August'20) Enjoy the master of the Viennese Waltz at his finest, with a new sax octet arrangement of Johann Strauss II's "Wein, Weib und Gesang" waltz.
- (July'20) A simple transcription of Anton Bruckner's lovely motet "Locus Iste" for sax quartet.
- (June'20) All scores and parts have been given a bit of an aesthetic upgrade, with nicer and more detailed cover sheets. The dots inside are the same though :-)
- (May'20) We may not be getting to do much playing right now, but we can still look ahead to freer times and catching a Holiday Train with Johann Strauss II
- (May'20) If you're stuck at home with a bari sax player for company, why not keep them busy with some traditional Irish Rakes and Reels for alto and bari?
- (March'20) A taste (or two) of Renaissance Italy for double sax quartet: Giovanni Gabrieli's Canzon Primi Toni à 8 and Ludovico Viadana's Sinfonia La Padovana.
- (February'20) A new year and a new addition to our sextet repertoire, Boccherini's well known Minuet & Trio from opus 11, quintet 5.