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SAXOPHONE QUINTETS and SEXTETS
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel arr. Alun Cook
Saxophone Sextet - 4 Altos with Tenor and Baritone or 5 Altos with Baritone (with 2 optional Soprano parts)

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba is one of those pieces that seem to work for almost any combination of instruments. Rather than the standard quartet, this arrangement is for a sextet which makes it much more approachable for student ensembles. Scoring is for 4 Altos, Tenor and Baritone but I have provided an Alto 5 part as an alternative for the Tenor Saxophone, and a Tenor 2 part as alternative to the Baritone. The Alto 5 part acts as a adequate replacement for Tenor if needed, but the Tenor 2 is not ideal as the depth of tone given by the baritone is impossible to replace. I know many school ensembles do not have the luxury of a baritone, hence the inclusion of this part. There are also Soprano parts as alternatives to Altos 1 and 2. You need one strong player (Alto 1) - the other parts are not too hard.

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PDF icon Easy/Moderate 3m 18s
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Robe plissée popeline Listen to MP3 - 3m 18s
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Capriol Suite - Peter Warlock arr. Alun Cook
Saxophone Quintet - 2 Altos, 2 Tenors and Baritone or 3 Altos, Tenor, Baritone (with optional Soprano part)

The lovely Capriol Suite, with its unique mix of harmonic styles is brilliantly suited to the saxophone ensemble. Five parts are needed to cover all the harmonies and it can be performed as AATTB or AAATB. A Soprano Saxophone part is provided as an option instead of 1st Alto but it does go low, as the arrangement was written with Alto in mind.

The Capriol Suite may be purchased as individual movements containing a score and a set of parts (including optional parts) or: a complete set of all movements (Scores and parts)

Other versions are available for Saxophone Octet and Saxophone Choir

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Difficulty Order
PDF icon 1. Basse Danse - 1m 26s
Moderate
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PDF icon 2. Pavane - 2m 22s
Simple
PDF icon 3. Tordion - 1m 05s
Moderate
PDF icon 4. Bransles - 2m 18s
Exhilerating
PDF icon 5. Pieds-enl'air - 2m 21s
Requires counting!
PDF icon 6. Mattachins - 1m 06s
Speedy
Huron Carol - Canadian Traditional arr. Alun Cook
Saxophone Quintet - 2 Altos, 2 Tenors and Baritone, or 3 Altos, Tenor and Baritone
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The Huron Carol has one of the most beautiful and simple melodies I know. The resulting arrangement has a slightly "rocky" feel and is not an accompaniment for choir, just incidental music for the season, and would work particularly well in a resonant acoustic. The 3rd Alto part is an alternative for 1st Tenor and needs a strong player.

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PDF icon Moderate 3m 38s
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Robe À carreaux col croisé Listen to "live" MP3 - 3m 38s
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Multi-purpose Fanfare - Alun Cook
Saxophone Quintet/Sextet - 4 Altos with Tenor (optional), Baritone and optional Percussion

This fanfare was commissioned for the opening of a multi-purpose building - short and to the point! Scored for 4 Altos, 1 Tenor (optional), and Baritone with optional percussion. The MP3 contains versions both with and without percussion (starts with percussion).

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PDF icon Easy 1m 14s
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Robe fausse fourrure col montant Listen to MP3 - 1m 14s
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The Santa Express - Alun Cook
Saxophone Sextet - 4 Altos, Tenor and Baritone, or 3 Altos, 2 Tenors and Baritone.
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Written for 6 saxophones (AAAATB or AAATTB), this is a light-hearted piece in the Christmas spirit! It starts with the instrumentalist "huffing" into their instruments to acheive a steam locomotive sound - very effective when done well - very dangerous with youngsters, but you can always miss the first 8 bars! The Santa Express has proved highly popular and is also available for 2 Altos with Piano, as a Piano Duet, and for full Orchestra.

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PDF icon Moderate 3m 41s
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Robe dos nu satin Listen to "live" MP3 - 3m 41s
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