Five Christmas Duets (2017)
Instrumentation: Two equal saxophones or Alto & Tenor saxophone
Length: 7'00
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. 

Five Christmas Duets (sax)

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