Published in October 2013, this 7 minute suite is aimed at grade 2-5 players. Arranged by UK Composer and woodwind teacher Keri Degg on three traditional Christmas Carols; The Rocking Carol, I wonder as I wander, and Noel Nouvelet.
Two Saxophone parts are included; One for Alto saxophone, and one for Soprano saxophone, two Clarinet parts; Easy (much of the music is below the break, and graded at around grade 1-2), and a Standard edition (the range is a little more; up to C above the stave, and an optional flambuoyant ending up to top E if you wish, graded at around 3-4). Parts are also included to play the solo melody on Flute (in C) so the choice is yours.
Because of its nature, the piece can be shortened, and Carols omitted if programming time is an issue; each Carol resolves individually so this is not a problem.
This book also includes a CD which includes; Tuning note, Demonstration tracks (melody lines and piano together), backing track (complete with festive bells and chimes), and piano backing only (for if the bells option is just a step too far). This book is also available as a PDF/MP3 email delivery option (simply select this option from the drop down box on ordering).
A medley of excerpts (this example is on Soprano saxophone) from the Suite can be heard by clicking the play button on the player below.