Arrangements e-Store

Welcome to my e-store! I have a limited variety of free and paid arrangements currently available. I am committed to creating and commissioning new music, and am also passionate about arranging pre-existing works for saxophone solo, quartet, and large ensemble. Feel free to peruse the current offerings, and check back periodically for new arrangements. 

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Cantate Domino by Hans Leo Hassler

Arranged for SATB saxophone mouthpieces (free download of score, parts, and practice tracks)

This arrangement was a product of being separated from my fellow saxophonists in the Ma'at Quartet due to the pandemic in March 2020. Lacking a baritone, I arranged this wonderful staple of the early Baroque choral repertoire for us. Our recording is available on my YouTube page for reference. To my knowledge, this mouthpiece quartet is the first of its kind, and there are more coming! This is a great teaching tool to develop aural skills and pitch flexility/accuracy on the mouthpiece. 

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Hans Leo Hassler: Cantate Domino

Arranged for SATB saxophone mouthpieces

soprano practice track
00:00 / 01:38
alto practice track
00:00 / 01:38
tenor practice track
00:00 / 01:38
bari practice track
00:00 / 01:38
 

Fantasia in D minor, K. 397 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Arranged for SATB saxophone quartet (available to purchase through Keepe Publishing House)

This arrangement was completed in April 2020. I have long admired this popular piano work by Mozart for its emotional depth within a succinct design. Its striking second theme, heralded by repeated notes atop sinking chromatic chords, was my impetus for arranging it. To me, the opening of the Fantasia sounds and feels similarly to the opening of Beethoven's later work, the ever-popular "Moonlight" Sonata. I believe the saxophone quartet can imbue this work for keyboard with both lyricism and brilliance. The chief challenge for the ensemble will be making the towering runs in the cadenzas pass smoothly between each voice of the quartet. All parts have cues added to facilitate this most efficiently. Program notes and performance notes are included. 

Mozart Fantasia D minor - Score and Part
 

Passo Mezzo e Mascherada from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1 by Ottorino Respighi
Arranged for saxophone ensemble (with or without sopranino, 3 sop, 3 alto, 2 tenor, 3 baritone, 1 bass)

Arrangements of pre-existing (lute) music themselves, the three Ancient Airs and Dances  suites are orchestrated in typical Respighi brilliance. They honor their source music, while also presenting orchestral beauty and flourish that easily stands alongside more modern approaches. Thus, arranging them again for saxophones was both a challenge and an opportunity. I believe that the rustic, communal joy of this final movement of the first suite is perfect for the saxophone ensemble. The textures alternate rapidly between satisfying
tutti sonorities and intimate chamber moments. Composed of multiple contrasting sections, this 4-minute movement stands alone as a complete piece, well-suited to the opening or closing of a concert. As the arrangement is in the original key, harp and/or harpsichord parts may also be added; parts are available on IMSLP, though these are optional. Program notes and performance notes are included. 

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Duration: 4:00
Difficulty: Medium-Difficult
Pricing: $15.00 (includes versions with and without sopranino) - includes PDF score, parts, program notes, cover page, all future updates upon request 
To purchase: PayPal to derek.granger@icloud.com, please include your email where you would like PDFs to be sent. PDFs sent in 12 hours or less (check your spam folder if you're waiting on your scores). Thanks!

 

Auld Lang Syne (Barbershop quartet version)

Arranged for SAAT saxophone quartet (free download of 2-page score)

This arrangement is an adaption of Don Gray's barbershop quartet version, which is available for free thanks to the Barbershop Harmony Society. I transposed the parts to fit the range of SAAT. This is a wonderful exercise in just intonation, which is central to barbershop harmony just as it is for saxophone quartet. 

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