Five Christmas Duets (2017)
Instrumentation: Two equal saxophones or Alto & Tenor saxophone
Published by Saxtet Publications
Five Christmas Duets for two equal saxes, or alto and tenor saxes. Arranged in a variety of styles, from traditional carols to swing!
1. I Saw Three Ships
A lively, dancing arrangement with the tune shared between the two players.
2. Silent Night
A traditional setting of this beautiful carol. Player 1 takes the tune whilst player 2 provides a gentle accompaniment.
3. We Three Kings
A funky arrangement in 4/4 based around an opening riff. Both players share the tune and the accompaniment, with jazz inflections throughout.
4. Coventry Carol
A peaceful interlude between the more lively carols, this arrangement provides a beautiful moment of calm.
5. Jingle Bells
A fun, jazzy arrangement of everyone's favourite Christmas song! After a short bebop influenced introduction, the two parts take turns playing the tune and bass line.