Pizzicato Polka (arr. for Saxophone Quartet--2A,T,B)

Composer
Johann Strauss, Jr.and Josef Strauss
Arranger
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Quartet (Alto Saxophone)
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This is the second of my arrangements for saxophone quartet (2 altos, tenor, and baritone sax).

Johann Strauss (1825-1899), the "Waltz King" also wrote numerous polkas, galops, schottisches, and quadrilles, in addition to his 13 operettas. This was written in collaboration with his talented brother Josef. The "Pizzicato" Polka (as its name suggests) was originally written for string orchestra. Here it is arranged for saxophone quartet (two E-flat also saxophones, a B-flat tenor sax,and an E-flat baritone sax).

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