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12 PIECE SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLE
Pieces for 12 Piece Ensemble (Dodectet) were requested by the Yorkshire Saxophone Choir to reflect their membership - more than an octet but fewer than those required for a large choir - so the following pieces are scored for a Sopranino, 2 Sopranos, 3 Altos, 3 Tenors, 2 Baritones and a Bass Saxophone. Unlike some of my other scorings, all instruments are essential for the scores to work. I am keen for feedback as to whether this scoring suits other ensembles so do let me know your thoughts.
DahDup! Alun Cook
12 Piece Saxophone Ensemble - Sopranino, 2 Sopranos, 3 Altos, 3 Tenors, 2 Baritones and Bass Saxophone

Originally written for Saxophone Choir, this reduced version has no optional instruments - all are essential for performance. An onomatopoeic title for this interesting (I think) piece which blend intricate and gutsy rhythmic patterns with some more minimalist sections. I know that all sounds very "Psued's corner" but you'll understand when you listen to the piece. I enjoy writing in a minimalist style for clarinet ensemble but until now I hadn't found the right context to introduce it into a saxophone piece. I would have liked to add a little more choreography but I think the ensemble too large, so I have just suggested a some movement in the Bass-line instruments - feel free to try out your ideas to develop further.

DahDup! is also available for Saxophone Choir and Octet

Score sample Difficulty Time Order
PDF icon Moderately hard 4m 52s
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Robe sequin velours Listen to MP3
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Oily Rag - Alun Cook
12 Piece Saxophone Ensemble - Sopranino, 2 Sopranos, 3 Altos, 3 Tenors, 2 Baritones and Bass Saxophone

Feeling brave? Very brave?? This spectacular "Oily" Rag twists and turns and slips and slides and is a real challenge for any group of players (no hiding away on the 3rd Tenor part!). Originally written for quartet, I have expanded and added to it to take advantage of the flexibility provided by the larger ensemble.

Also available for Saxophone Quartet, Octet and Saxophone Choir

Score sample Difficulty Time Order
PDF icon Very Hard 4m 23s
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Robe mi-longue tulle Listen to MP3
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What! No Cigar? Alun Cook
12 Piece Saxophone Ensemble - Sopranino, 2 Sopranos, 3 Altos, 3 Tenors, 2 Baritones and Bass Saxophone

A touch of Havana in a Latin romp for saxophones. This is not as hard as you might think from first hearing. Yes, the rhythms need to be right but the notes lie under the fingers.

It is also available for Saxophone Octet and Saxophone Choir
Score sample Difficulty Time Order
PDF icon Moderately hard 4m 49s
Please choose
Robe midi À volants Listen to MP3
Orders will be sent by email in PDF format within 24 hours
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