Christopher Frost

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Saxophone Quartets

Aramis - The Vole Slayer is a saxophone quartet (SATB) from The Cat Suite, original compositons depicting past and present family cats.

 

This menacing, up-tempo piece personifies Aramis in his pursuit of voles pausing midway to protest his innocence before returning to the hunt.

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Aramis - The Vole Slayer    £12

from The Cat Suite

Claudia - Stompy Diva Cat is a saxophone quartet (SATB) from The Cat Suite, original compositions depicting past and present family cats.

 

This moody, medium swing piece personifies Claudia stomping down the hallway throwing condescending looks in all directions.

 

Claudia - Stompy Diva Cat    £12

from The Cat Suite

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Moneypenny - Capricious Cat    £12

from The Cat Suite

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Moneypenny - Capricious Cat is a saxophone quartet (SATB) from The Cat Suite, original compositions depicting past and present family cats.

 

Moneypenny's capricious nature is explored through changing tempi, articulation and mood portaying her adventurous, playful and loving side.

Oscar - The Great Thinker    £12

from The Cat Suite

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Oscar - The Great Thinker is a saxophone quartet (SATB) from The Cat Suite, original compositions depicting past and present family cats.

 

This slow to medium tempo piece alternates between a straight and swing feel reflecting Oscar's deliberations over every decision that goes through his unhurried mind.

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Raphael - Super Chill Cat    £12

from The Cat Suite

Raphael - Super Chill Cat is a saxophone quartet (SATB) from The Cat Suite, original compositions depicting past and present family cats.

 

This cheerful, bouncy, medium tempo swing piece reflects Raphael's moniker of super chill cat. It features the alto saxophone playing the melody.

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Tiggy Tiger - Princess Puss    £12

from The Cat Suite

 

Tiggy Tiger - Princess Puss is a saxophone quartet (SATB) from The Cat Suite, original compositions depicting past and present family cats.

 

This slow-medium piece encapsulates the graceful, sophisticated grandeur of Tiggy Tiger alongside the occasional paw bop and swipe.

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Whisper - The Sensitive Man    £12

from The Cat Suite

Whisper - The Senstive Man is a saxophone quartet (SATB) from The Cat Suite, original compositions depicting past and present family cats.

 

This slow-medium piece alternates between a stately straight feel and a light-hearted swing feel illustrating the many different sides of Whisper's character.

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Figaro's Revelry - The morning after the night before ... based on The Marriage of Figaro Overture    £12

Figaro’s Revelry is a light-hearted swing arrangement for saxophone quartet (SATB) based on Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro Overture."

 

The music depicts the morning after the night before reflecting on the wedding party's drunken revelry. It starts subtone as if waking early in the morning with, perhaps, a hangover. It goes on to reminisce about the rest of the evening's tomfoolery, drunken swaying and general shenanigans.

Please note that further saxophone quartets and a piano accompanied solo saxophone solo book are available on the Warwick Music Publications page.

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Waltz For Grandma is a delightfully warm and charming saxophone quartet (SATB) sure to put a smile on everyone's face.

 

Although the waltz is gentle it has a spring in its step with moderately fast tempo.

Waltz For Grandma    £12

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Runaway Steam Train Boogie    £12

Runaway Steam Train Boogie is a fun programmatic saxophone quartet (SATB) illustrating a steam train on its runaway journey. Air blown through the instrument whilst moving the fingers depicts the release of steam at the start of the train's journey soon followed by the whistle portrayed through lip scoops. The melody line is shared between soprano and alto saxophones with the tenor and baritone saxophones characterising the train engine with the opening section outlining a 12-bar blues sequence. The tenor saxophone takes up the mantle carrying the tune through a later minor section. The train gathers pace throughout the piece arriving at 220BPM in a final section flourish. Tempo markings can be adjusted to suit the ensemble. Dare you go any faster?

All embedded YouTube videos were performed by the South London Saxophone Quartet at The Foundling Museum, London on Friday 23rd October 2020.

 

 

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Charleston    £12

Charleston is an arrangement of the Cecil Mack & Jimmy Johnson 1923 classic for saxophone quartet (SATB); popular on any occasion.