Some Say So, SATB Saxophone quartet by Andy Hampton PDF/MP3 Email Edition
With its 'walking bass' type funky groove, lyrical lines, and melodic interest for all players, what's not to like? New for November 2013!
Some Say So is an original piece for intermediate to advanced Saxophone Quartet. Cleverly written so as to allow all four saxophones interest in their own parts, a 'walking bass' groove sets the scene initially, opening up into the main theme, where all players receive a feature moment via a jazz-style solo. These are written so as to sound improvised, but fear not; all notes are provided!
Some Say So was written in 2013 as a commission for the Persiflage Saxophone quartet by UK composer and educator Andy 'Saxophone Basics' Hampton.
Click on the sample pages below to view/print, and also the Soundcloud player to hear a (digital) interpretation of the piece. Some Say So can also be purchased as a traditional Printed/Posted edition (with a choice of either CD, or audio tracks via link).
We also have 'minus one' tracks prepared for this quartet so that your ensemble can practice at home with the band as it were (tracks performed and created with theanks to Rob Hughes). Please email us on email@example.com with your order number after purchase if you would like to receive these free accompanying tracks.
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Review of Some Say So in the Clarinet & Saxophone Society of Great Britain's magazine
"What's going on? I must be going soft. I have liked every single piece I've reviewed this session. Some Say So has an easy groove with a similar feel to Van Morrison's Moon Dance. A modern quartet, it has four independant parts needing confident players on all of them. It was written for the Persiflage Saxophone Quartet which gives a little insight to the essence of the piece. Persiflage means 'light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter'. Sounds like nothing's changed since Saxtet.
Many of the lines play off each other and the banter is evident in the middle section with quavers bouncing off each other like Man City and Utd fans down t'pub. With several of the parts going up to top F it would take a half decent quartet to do the piece justice. Add to this a classy publication. This is well worth buying".
Click on the Soundcloud player below to play a digital interpretation of Some Say So, or alternatively click on this link.