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Beethoven Octet - First Movement
This is a saxophone arrangement of the first movement of Beethoven's Octet for Winds.
Arranged for double saxophone quartet (SSAATTBB)
This needs a good first soprano player.
It is quite high for all parts.

The Sibelius original, together with Midi and Music XML files are here:
Sibelius Midi and XML downloads

Agnus Dei
This is an arrangement for saxophone quartet of the Agnus Dei from Byrd's 4-Part Mass.

Tomkins: Woe is Me for Sextet (SSATBB)

This is a six-part setting for SSATBB saxophones of the motet Woe is me, by Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656).
This is a six-part setting for SSATBB saxophones.

It is remarkable for the dissonances.

There are a Music XML file and a Midi file here:
Dropbox - Tomkins Woe is Me

Gabrielli 12-part Canzon

This is an arrangement for saxophones of Gabrielli "Canzon a 12". The piece has three choirs, each SATB. Ideally they would be placed in different places in a large cathedral.

The zip file contains
  • a PDF of the full score plus the individual parts
  • a MusicXML file (.mxl)
  • a Midi file.
You should be able to import the MusicXML file or the Midi file into your own music editor if you want to make changes. If you do this, I suggest that you try the MusicXML file first because it contains more detail.

Edit: Update uploaded with minor corrections

Here is a version played on brass instruments.


Ecco Mormorar L'Onde - Sax Quintet

This is a version of Monteverdi's madrigal Ecco Mormorar L'Onde for SSATB saxophone quintet.

The zip file contains
  • a PDF of the full score plus the individual parts
  • a MusicXML file (.mxl)
  • a Midi file.
You should be able to import the MusicXML file or the Midi file into your own music editor if you want to make changes. If you do this, I suggest that you try the MusicXML file first because it contains more detail.

The notes in this piece are not difficult, but the timing can be tricky - for example the beginning has a 3/4 feel, even though the time signature is 4/4. It is actually easier to sing than to play, because the words help with the phrasing. I have put comma marks in the parts to show the beginnings of new phrases.

If you play it I would love to hear about it.

Here is my attempt to play it:

https://soundcloud.com/user-935648777%2Fecco-mormorar-londe
And here is a "proper" version:

 

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  • Beethoven Octet 1.pdf
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  • Byrd 4-part mass agnus SATB.pdf
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  • ecco_mormorar_saxes.zip
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  • Gabrielli Canzon a 12.zip
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  • Tomkins Woe is me.pdf
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