We are delighted to announce the publication of Jenny Ashley's much sought after arrangements of Elgar's Nimrod. As part of the NSC Series, Nimrod is now available in E-Edition for saxophone octet and 12-piece saxophone ensemble, and will soon be published for quartet too. Jenny joins existing NSC Series composer Cat Evison - whose Slip Reel will soon be available for saxophone quartet and octet, as well as the recently published saxophone and piano version.
As well as new arrangements and compositions from the National Saxophone Choir members, since our last newsletter we have seen the publication of Igor Kivokapic's Milina. Milina is the first new work to be published from Nigel Wood's Soprillogy album, and is currently available for Bb saxophone and piano, and Bb saxophone and harp.
Of course Bb saxophone these days includes the Soprillo, which is rapidly increasing in popularity. Our new Soprillo section includes the original Soprillo-specific versions of the pieces featured on Soprillogy. These pieces are due to be published over the coming months, and we welcome our new Soprillogy composers, Jonathan Taylor, Keith Terrett, and Craig Rickards to our composers page, where you can check out their profiles. As ever for more Soprillo information you can check out www.soprillo.com.
Nigel Wood's Qing Feng is now available - an imaginative and colourful evocation of eastern 'energies' based on the Chinese four celestial animals.
View Qing Feng in the catalogue.
Saxophonists who happen to have a guitarist to duet with will be delighted to discover Mr Witch Hunt's latest piece No Rest for soprano sax and guitar. You can hear a snippet of No Rest from Gerard McChrystal and Craig Ogden's latest CD Pluckblow by checking the audio sample.
View No Rest in the catalogue.
Saxists with pianist partners will be just as restless with Ulrich Schultheiss's Three Funky Pieces - Okay Okay, Pink Sky and Wanted. Bb and Eb parts are included.
View Three Funky Pieces in the catalogue.
This witty and imaginative take on Australia's signature waltz Waltzing Matilda was originally written for soprillo saxophone and called Waltzing Soprillda.
Matilda Goes Walkabout is an adaptation for clarinet and revisits 'Matilda' in the styles of Ravel, Schubert, Beethoven, Sousa, swing and more, and she is (of course!) serenaded with didgeridoo fanfares.
Although written for the soprillo and piano this clarinet and piano version can be played on any Bb or Eb clarinet allowing this antipodean gem to get the wider airing it deserves.
An Eb clarinet version is also available as an optional extra.
View Matilda Goes Walkabout in the catalogue.
A saxophone and piano version of Colin Crabb's catchy salsa Sax In The City is now available for Bb or Eb saxophone. It includes and optional improvised section.
View Sax in the City in the catalogue.
Where Spirits & Demons Dance is now available for saxophone and piano. Bb and Eb part are included.
View Where Spirits & Demons Dance in the catalogue.
Down Under at last!
This witty and imaginative take on Australia's signature waltz was originally written for Nigel Wood and his soprillo by Philip Buttall (It is one of the first pieces to be published for soprillo saxophone).
View Waltzing Soprillda in the catalogue.