Sax Quartet “McNeil” (2010)

for A(A)TTB Saxophone Quartet, Grade 4
Approximate Duration: 3:30+
Premiered on September 25, 2010 by the McNeil High School Saxophone Ensemble at the McNeil High School Band’s 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, St. Phillips UMC.
 

Below is a recording of the MHS Sax Ensemble from December 2010 featuring Lead Alto soloist Jared Beu:

Program Notes

“McNeil” was written for the McNeil High School Saxophone Ensemble based on the bass line by (at the time) McNeil Senior “Jimbo” Brand. The piece switches between Funk and Latin styles and features an 48-bar open solo section. Originally for one alto, two tenors and one baritone, the piece also includes an optional 2nd Alto that doubles the 2nd Tenor.

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