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William Tell (Saxophone Quartet)

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Classical music
Saxophone quartet
Instrumental parts

An arrangement for Saxophone quartet of final section of the Overture to William Tell. I had my doubts when embarking on this project about the possibility of saxophonists tonguing fast enough to make it performable at an exciting speed, especially the 1st Alto part, but then I worked at my double-tonguing. I had always believed that double-tonguing was not widely used on saxophone but as I was the one having the play the 1st Alto part, I worked at it (a lot!) and found it very possible. My colleagues in our quartet had no difficulty with their parts so, after several performances, I commend it to the house.

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