List of Recommended
Saxophone Orchestra Repertoire

 

List of Recommended Saxophone Orchestra Repertoire

A good saxophone orchestra is truly an amazing sound. When playing together as a homogeneous group, the saxophone family is capable of the presence of a pipe organ, the expression of a string orchestra, and the blend of a choir. As more repertoire is becoming available, the large saxophone ensemble is growing in popularity worldwide. Most strong university programs have a sax ensemble, and many communities have started them. There are even a few professional groups beginning to appear. I have included here a mix of quality original works and transcriptions. Many of these groups have created some of their own arrangements, so there is a wealth of unpublished material out there. For many of the items below, you may need to do a web search on the composer/arranger and contact him or her directly to find it if it's not one of the pieces available at Classicsax.com or dornpub.com. If you have a piece you'd like to have included on this list,
please let me know, and I'll be very happy to add it.

Composer/Arranger

Title

Instrumentation

Where to find it

J.S. Bach/Caravan

Prelude 22

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

J.S. Bach /Koulman

Fugue No. 22

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

J.S. Bach /Hartley

Wachet Auf

(Sno)-S-S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-Bs-(Cbs)

Walter S. Hartley

J.S. Bach

Prelude & Fugue CM

S-S-S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-B-Bs

Dorn Publications

J.S. Bach/Lacour

Toccata & Fugue in Dm

Sno-S-S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-Bs

Dorn Publications

Clarence Barber

A Lincolnshire Whimsey

S-S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

To the Fore Publishers

Barnes

Variations on a Vietnamese Folk Song

S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B

Dorn Publications

Ludwig van Beethoven/ Easton

Bagatelle, Op. 33 no.7

Sno-S-S-A-A-T-T-B-B-Bs

sax@jayeaston.com

Ludwig van Beethoven/ Bruske

Egmont Overture

S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B

Dorn Publications

Berlioz/Londeix

Chant Sacre

Sno-S-S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-B-Bs

Dorn Publications

Berwald/Hartley

Hymn From A Rustic Wedding

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Bizet/Londeix

Suite from L'Arlessienne

Sno-S-S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-B-Bs-prc

Vandoren.com (sheet music section)

Borodin/Middleton

Peasant's Chorus

S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

To the Fore Publishers

Brahms/Caravan

Chorale Prelude 3

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Brahms/Caravan

Chorale Prelude 6

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Brahms/Caravan

Chorale Prelude 8

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Brahms/Koulman

Motet 'Schaff in Mir, Gott",

S-A-T-B-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

John Cage

Five

Any five like saxes

Dorn Publications

Ronald Caravan

Chorale for Saxophones

S-A-A-T-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Ronald Caravan

Declamation: A Rhetorical Fanfare

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Ronald Caravan

Intrada

S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs/B2

Classic Sax Online

Ronald Caravan

Jubilate!

Sno-S-S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Ronald Caravan

Pastorale for Sigurd M. Rascher

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Ronald Caravan

Sinfonietta for Saxophones

S-A-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Christmas carols, Arr. Worley and Martino

Many tunes!

S-S-A-A-A-T-T-B-B-(Bs)

Dorn Publications

Debussy

Petite Suite

Sno-S-A-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

Dorn Publications

Debussy/Caravan

Sarabande

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Robert Donahue

Testament

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Dowland/Worley

Dance Suite

S-A-A-T-B-(Bs)

Classic Sax Online

Dukas/Caravan

Fanfare From 'La Peri'

S-S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Dvorak/Worley

Serenade from Op.44

S-S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-Bs

Dorn Publications

Edward Elgar

Nimrod (Sax Variations)

S-S-A-A-A-T-T-B-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Frackenpohl

Two Rags

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Frescobaldi/Caravan

Fugue

S-A-T-B-(Bs)

Classic Sax Online

Gabrieli/Londeix

Canzon XIV

S-S-A-A-A-A-T-T-B-B

Dorn Publications

Percy Grainger

A Song of Vermeland

S-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Percy Grainger

The Annunciation Carol

S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

To the Fore Publishers

Percy Grainger

Lisbon

S-A-A-T-B

To the Fore Publishers

Grainger/Cohen

Shepherd's Hey

S-A-T-B-Bs

To the Fore Publishers

Grainger/Cohen

Irish Tune From County Derry

S-A-T-B-Bs

To the Fore Publishers

Grainger/Cohen

Spoon River

S-A-T-B-Bs

To the Fore Publishers

Grieg/Caravan

Ase's Tod

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Grieg/Worley

The Last Spring

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Handel/Caravan

Overture From 'Messiah'

S-A-T-B-(Bs)

Classic Sax Online

Handel/Caravan

Sinfonia

S-A-(A)-T-B-(Bs)

Classic Sax Online

Handel/Rex

Concerto Grosso in CM

S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-Bs

Dorn Publications

Handel/Worley

Where You Walk

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Walter S. Hartley

Aubade

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Walter S. Hartley

Music for 12 Saxophones

S-S-A-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Walter S. Hartley

Octet

S-A-A-A-T-T-B--Bs

Classic Sax Online

Walter S. Hartley

Serenade for Saxophones (1991)

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Walter S. Hartley

Sinfonia No. 6

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Franz Joseph Haydn

3rd Movement from Symphony #100

A-A-(A)-T(T)-B

Classic Sax Online

Lance Hulme

Wildcat Scat

S-S-A-A-T-T-B-B-Bs

In Pegno Music, L.L.C.

Ippolitov-Ivanov

In The Mosque

Sno-S-S-A-A-T-T-B-B

Dorn Publications

Israel

Arioso & Canzona

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Israel

Concertino (sax. ens)

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Charles Ives/Cohen

Variations on America

S-S-A-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

To the Fore Publishers

Johnston

Virginia Suite -1987

Sno(S)-S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Kastner/Rascher

Sextuor (1844)

S-S-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Khatschaturian/ Schulze

Sabre Dance

Sno-S-S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-B-Bs-(Cbsx, perc)

Ed. Contemp Art

Marenzio/Worley

Madrigal

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Morley/Koulman

April Is In My Mistress' Face

S-A-T-B-(Bs)

Classic Sax Online

Mozart/Caravan

Eine Kleine Nachtmusic (1st Mvt.)

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Muffat/Koulman

Adagio Sostenuto

S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Mussorgsky/Schulze

Pictures at an Exhibition

Sno-S-S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-B-Bs-(Cbsx,perc)

Ed. Contemp Art

Piccini/Caravan

March

S-S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Rachmaninoff

Vocalise

S-S-A-A-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

Dorn Publications

Werner Schulze Ahnung:Choral-Meditation 2 Sno-S-S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-B-Bs-(opt. Cbsx) Ed. Contemp Art
Smith Little Gap Pa. S-A-A-T-B-Bs Classic Sax Online
Sousa, John Philip Untitled One-step S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs To the Fore Publishers

Erik Steighner

Foibles

S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs

Steighner

Stravinsky/Baxter Finale (from the Firebird Suite) S-S-A-A-A-A-T-T-B-Bs Baxter Music
Mark Alan Taggart Meditation (1994) S-S-A-A-A-A-T-T-B-B-Bs Classic Sax Online
Mark Alan Taggart Two Sad Songs S-S-A-A-A-T-T-B-Bs Classic Sax Online
Vivaldi/Fredrickson Concerto in A (1st mvt.) S-S-A-A-A-T-T-B-B-Bs Classic Sax Online
Vivaldi/Miller Cum Santo Spiritu S-S-A-A-A-T-T-B-B-Bs Classic Sax Online
Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in Dm S-S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-Bs Dorn Publications
Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in Cm S-S-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-Bs Dorn Publications
Vlahos Exclamation Pts S-A-A-T-T-B-Bs Classic Sax Online
Erland von Koch Moderato & Allegro S-S-A-A-A-A-T-T-B-B-Bs Classic Sax Online

Carl Maria von Weber, arr. Erik Steighner

Der Freischütz Suite (4 mvts.)

Sn-S-S-A-A-A-T-T-B-B-Bs

Steighner

Carl Anton Wirth Portals S-A-A-T-T-B-(B)-Bs Classic Sax Online

Carl Anton Wirth

Praeludium

S-A-A-T-B-Bs

Classic Sax Online

Nigel Wood Where Spirits and Demons Dance (Sno)-S-S-S-A-A-A-A-T-T-T-B-B-B-Bs-
(2 perc)
Saxtet Publications


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