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My friends and I have formed a decent sax quartet (I'm the alto/soprano player). I was just wondering what would be some ideas for pieces. We have played Bohemian Rhapsody before, and we got a superior (with distinction) at solo and ensemble with it. In other words, we can play moderately difficult music. By the way, we are arranging the music mostly by ear. Any genre or style would be accepted.
 

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Search for Sax quartet treads on this site and you will see a number of people are offering sax quartet music from free to a couple of dollars or for trading.
I have a some offered for free on my web site. All I ask that you follow a couple simple rules.

Good luck!
 

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Well, sweet child o mine is being considered right now, any other suggestions? oh and weve read through "you've got a friend in me". sesame street isn't happinin'
 

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I can't resist a shameless plug of my own quartets. You can listen and buy them right here: www.jeffdriskill.com/music.php
No shame, Jeff — these quartets sound fantastic in every regard.

Speaking of which... :)

Here's my own newest quartet piece, freshly minted & uploaded to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBMeHRU54EI

I *just* uploaded it — if you watch this anytime tonight, the video quality may suck. But, it'll improve within a couple of hours.

best wishes,
~ Rick
 

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What genres do you want to play?

For classical, Jean Françaix's "Petit Quatuor pour Saxophones" is pretty easy to get under your belt, plus sounds great. Your bari player will love you for it. Also, Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess" is a great transcription to look for. If you want a real @ss kicker of a piece, look for Will Gregory's "Hoe Down".

I go to http://www.4a4quartet.com/ for my pop charts. http://www.scoreexchange.com/ is good too. Do lots of trawling on Google, too, there are so many cached and free PDFs of stuff that you can find. I have found arrangements of Ravel's "Bolero", Bach's "Fugue in G Minor", and various other scores this way.

EDIT: WOW, so it was YOUR arrangement, Dragon! ;)
 
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