This is a nice collection of accessible Christmas Carols. Some very good arrangements. Easy to play, great for holiday gigs.
by killersaxon November 25th, 2008
These arrangements are little different. They're more fun to play than the usual.
The melody is almost always in the soprano part, which can get a little boring if you play a lot of them. Also the alto part is sometimes written too high for comfort and good intonation.
Overall, I have very few complaints on these sax quartet arrangements. These are extremely accessible, easy to learn, and sound great. For a more advanced quartet (I am a member of quartet in college), your group shouldn't have any troubles simply sight reading these. I do have a couple issues with some of the carols: there are a few that have some range issues. I have seen a high "G" above the staff a few times and sometimes, all the saxophones are just simply too high to sound good. This isn't an issue so much for a more advanced group but this could really be trouble for a younger group. Overall though, great arrangements and PLEASE make more saxophone quartet transcriptions available!