Saxophone Choir Music

 

The following are samples of a saxophone choir playing transcriptions from works by Bach and Mendelssohn. Click here for a 30-second teaser from the first movement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto VI. If the sound interests you, click below for complete movements from these two pieces.

 

The performance is from a 1980 recital of the Jacksonville State University (Alabama) Saxophone Choir under the direction of Dr. Ronald Attinger. This choir consisted of 23 saxophonists.

 

Brandenburg Concerto VI by J. S. Bach

            Click here for movement #1: Allegro

            Click here for movement #2: Adagio ma non tanto

            Click here for movement #3: Allegro

This transcription is for alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones.

 

Sonate II op 65 (for Organ) by Mendelssohn

            Click here for movement #1: Grave - Adagio

            Click here for movement #2: Allegro maestoso e vivace

            Click here for movement #3: Fuga

This transcription is for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones.