This movement is a quirky, fun-loving waltz with musical phrases seemingly misplaced, but intentional. Final enégico for Saxophone Quartet (SATB) by Dennis Anderson. S1234: Romanian Christmas Carols (Rumänische Weihnachtslieder) by Bela Bartok arranged for saxophone quartet (SATB) by Andreas van Zoelen. Paying careful attention to articulations and dynamic changes will be especially important here for best performance results. S698: Patchwork for saxophone quartet (AATB) by Arno Behl. Arno Behl (1952-) is a Germany musician, composer and music educator. Boosey & Hawkes, 1957/2000, SS, (includes parts, score and optional percussion part).
Advance Music, 2011, SS, (includes score and parts). Universal Edition, 2016, SS, (includes score and parts). This piece, in a medium swing tempo, will be excellent for better high school quartets. Includes: I Feel Pretty, Scherzo, Somewhere, Balcony Scene, Cha-cha, Jump, One Hand One Heart, and Gee Officer Krupke.
Edition Darok, 2013, SS, (includes score and parts). S1070: Fantasy Etudes for Saxophone Quartet (SATB) by William Albright. Fantasy Études was written with the virtuoso solo and chamber music abilities of the PRISM Saxophone Quartet in mind. Movement 1 is a plaintive waltz with lush romantic harmonies.
S550: Six Bagatelles by Bela Bartok arranged for saxophone quartet (SATB) by William Schmidt. The soprano, alto, and tenor parts all go into the high altissimo (C in the alto part) but there are three notes at most in this range. 1 by William Boyce arranged for Saxophone Quartet (SATB) by Bruce R. This work was arranged for the Indianapolis Saxophone Quartet. S964: Fugato in F for Saxophone Quartet (SATB) by René Borel. While it is at an Allegro tempo with parts that are not generally that difficult individually, it will take concentration to make the fugue work. Theodore Presser Co., 2017, SS, includes parts and score.
S211: Andante et Scherzo for Saxophone Quartet (SATB) by Eugene Bozza. An original saxophone quartet by French composer Bozza (1905-1991) that was dedicated to the Saxophone Quartet of Paris. 5 by Johannes Brahms arranged for Saxophone Quartet (AATB) by Andrew Balent. This is the very familiar dance by Brahms with alternating fast and slow tempos. Martin Bresnick (1946-) is an American composer whose compositions cover a wide range of instrumentation, from chamber music to symphonic compositions and computer music. From the Program Note by Matthew Levy (The PRISM Quartet), "Not Alone (2014) is an interdisciplinary work..it stands alone in a chamber music setting.
The Andante is marked Moderato but accelerates in several places. Early high school level (with the first alto part a bit more difficult than the rest). S476: Every Thing Must Go for Saxophone Quartet (SATB) by Martin Bresnick. The work spans a stunning range of textures, from introspective solos for each of the four saxophones to majestic hyper-active gestures." Not Alone is published together with Happy Birthday to PRISM, a brief miniature that Chen Yi wrote for the quartet's 20th anniversary celebration in 2004. S577: November Spring for Saxophone Quartet (AATB/SATB) or Quintet by André Cimiotti. André Cimiotti (1975-) is a German saxophonist and composer.
The Scherzo is Assez vif (scherzando) and is mostly in 6/8. Here are the notes on the back cover of the music: "The cheerful and expressive pop-jazz song November Spring was originally written for saxophone quartet Wheeze (AATB).
It is a feature for the 1st alto (optional soprano part is included – the alto part goes up to high A!