Mozart wrote some fun chamber music for woodwind ensembles that is interesting and lively to listen to and fun to perform. We've taken a couple of these pieces and arranged them as a two-movement mini-suite for saxophone quintet.
The saxophone did not come along until several decades after Mozart's death, but this re-engineering of his work for this newer instrument produces a pleasing effect.
It is written to be used as a single piece with a segue directly from one section to the other. Of course, you can cut it up or perform it with a pause between as suits your ensemble.
This could be a fun intermission piece for a band concert, or an encore piece for a multi-sax recital.
The instrumentation is one soprano saxophone, three alto saxophones, one tenor saxophone, and one baritone saxophone. There are no alternate parts provided.
MINUET AND SERENADE, an arrangement of two short Mozart woodwind pieces for six saxophones (one soprano, three altos, one tenor, and one baritone) by Tom Kirkland, comes in a pdf file of 339K, with a eleven-page score, six two-page parts, and a license page, twenty-four pages in all. Performance time should be approximately 3:40 to 3:50.
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