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Catalogue

Saxophone Quartet


Date & Opus Title Words Duration Publisher More…
Early 1970s
Opus 32b
Three Musical Mishaps
arr. for Saxophone Quartet
5¼ mins Modus Music
£7.50
Cover
Notes: Movements are: 1. The Three-stringed Fiddle; 2. The Damaged Bagpipes; 3. The Broken Pianola
1971
Opus 60a
In Memoriam Scott Fitzgerald
for Saxophone Quartet
2½ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
Notes: Written for the London Saxophone Quartet; arrangement of untitled piano piece, c. 1950
1971
(No opus number)
A Ghost from the Past
for Saxophone Quartet
2½ mins Manuscript info i
Notes: 
August 1971
Opus 62a
Fugue in G minor by Girolamo Frescobaldi
arr. for Saxophone Quartet
3 mins Reynard Music info i
Notes: Originally published by Kendor Music, Inc., USA; republished by Dorn Publications, Inc., USA; written for the London Saxophone Quartet
March 1972
 
Film/documentary music
Aerosols—What? Why? How?
Instructional film
2 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: A 10-minute colour film made by Duet Films; music played by the London Saxophone Quartet
Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
Original bound music manuscript
April 1972
Opus 45b
Pantomime
arr. for Saxophone Quartet
4 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: Movements are: 1. Harlequin; 2. Columbine; 3. Pantaloon
Spring 1972
Opus 64b
In Memoriam Django Reinhardt
Theme and Two Variations for Saxophone Quartet
7½ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
Notes: Published by Dorn Publications, Inc., USA; written for the London Saxophone Quartet; movements are: 1. Prelude; 2. Elegy; 3. Django Reinhardt’s Stomp
Spring 1972
Opus 65a
Saxe Blue
for Saxophone Quartet
3 mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
Notes: Published by Dorn Publications, Inc., USA; written for the London Saxophone Quartet
July 1972
Opus 26e
What then is Love?
Four Modern Madrigals arranged for Saxophone Quartet
6 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: Movements are: 1. Western wind, when will thou blow? 2. Tell me, where is fancy bred? 3. Stay, O sweet, and do not rise! 4. Love is a sickness full of woes
December 1972
 
Film/documentary music
Flying Birds
Film documentary
8 mins Manuscript info i
Notes: A 12½-minute colour film for theatrical presentation; first shown at the Royal Festival Hall, 17th February 1973; the music, played by the London Saxophone Quartet, comprises a theme and nine variations depicting the many and varied aspects of bird flight; there is no spoken commentary; filmed by Dr David Urry and Kate Urry
Archive: British Film Institute (BFI):
  • 16mm film stock
  • Original bound music manuscript
  • December 1972
    Opus 66
    Flying Birds
    Theme and Nine Variations for Saxophone Quartet
    7¾ mins Edizioni Bèrben info i
    Notes: Written for the London Saxophone Quartet; concert version of the music for the RSPB film; movements are: 1. Theme; 2. Variation 1: Gannets; 3. Variation 2: The Arctic Tern (Slow Waltz); 4. Variation 3: The Arctic Tern (hovering and dipping); 5. Variation 4: Birds landing; 6. Variation 5: Puffins & Friends (Slow Tango); 7. Variation 6: Razorbills and Kittiwakes; 8. Variation 7: Swans taking off… and landing; 9. Variation 8: Knot, Widgeon and Waders; 10. Variation 9: Oystercatchers and Sanderling (Finale)
    February 1973
    Opus 31b
    Patterns
    arr. for Saxophone Quartet
    5¼ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Movements are: 1. Waltz (Passacaglia); 2. Pastoral (Chaconne); 3. The Organ-grinder (Ostinato)
    August 1974
    Opus 69a
    Mock Joplin
    for Saxophone Quartet
    2 mins Out of print info i
    Notes: Published by Kendor Music, Inc., USA; written for the London Saxophone Quartet
    December 1974
    Opus 70b
    SchoolMusic Workshop
    Rainbow Snake
    A Cantata for Voices, Saxophone Quartet, Piano and Percussion
    Ted Glover Manuscript info i
    Notes: 
    August 1975
    Opus 73a
    Dance Variations
    Theme and Nine Variations for Saxophone Quartet
    12 mins Music Sales Ltd
    Product page
    info i
    Notes: Published by Editions J. Maurer; written for the 10th International Aerosol Congress; concert version written for the London Saxophone Quartet; movements are: Theme; Var. 1: Waltz I; Var. 2: Polka; Var. 3: Paso Doble; Var. 4: Foxtrot/Blues; Var. 5: Rhumba; Var. 6: Tango; Var. 7: Rag; Var. 8: Tarantella; Var. 9: Waltz II; Theme (reprise with countermelody)
    August 1975
    Opus 73b
    Fanfare for a Congress
    for Saxophone Quartet
    Manuscript info i
    Notes: Written for the 10th International Aerosol Congress; concert version written for the London Saxophone Quartet
    1975
    Opus 74
    The Return of the Pink Panther
    arr. for Saxophone Quartet (or Two Basset Horns and Two Bass Clarinets)
    1¾ mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Written for the London Saxophone Quartet as an encore item
    Spring 1977
    Opus 78
    Two Cod-Pieces by Peter Warlock
    arr. for Saxophone Quartet
    4¾ mins Out of print info i
    Notes: Written for the London Saxophone Quartet; second piece, The Old Codger, arr. by John Mitchell
    1983
    Opus 87b
    Quincey’s Rag
    from Dracula! or The Vampire Vanquished, arr. for Saxophone Quartet
    1¾ mins Reynard Music info i
    Notes: Written for the Elie Apper Saxophone Quartet of Belgium
    June 1984
    Opus 91
    Suite Carolina
    for Saxophone Quartet
    Reynard Music info i
    Notes: Based on songs by C. M. Beevers
    13th September 1991
    Opus 28f
    Captain Bowsprit’s Blues
    for Saxophone Quartet
    2 mins Manuscript info i
    Notes: Second movement of Cinque Port; written for the Phoenix Saxophone Quartet in thanks for their work on the CD, Carey Blyton Miniatures: The Return of Bulgy Gogo
    9th June 1993
    Opus 103
    Doctor Who
    Dalek Suite
    for Saxophone Quartet
    7½ mins Out of print Cover
    Notes: Published by Valentine Music; movements are: 1. A Desolate Landscape; 2. Chants and Variants; 3. Dalek March and Retreat