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Mrs Malcolm, Her Reel (Funky Freuchie)

saxophone ensemble edition

Genres: Folk, Funk, Jazz
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Mrs Malcolm, Her Reel (Funky Freuchie)


Mrs Malcolm was commissioned in 2004 by University of St Andrews, for jazz orchestra, but has since been performed in several different versions throughout Britain and Europe. It begins with a breathless reel which is supported by a funky, insistent bass line. The texture opens out for soloists with backing riff, before the reel makes a triumphant return. Interestingly Mrs Malcolm is a colleague of the composer at the University St Andrew's, and Freuchie is a village close to Edinburgh, renowned for its cricket team if not its funkiness.

Edition Notes

The standard line-up is:

Soprano Sax 1
Soprano Sax 2
Soprano Sax 3
Alto Sax 1
Alto Sax 2
Alto Sax 3
Tenor Sax 1
Tenor Sax 2
Tenor Sax 3
Baritone Sax 1
Baritone Sax 2
Baritone Sax 3
Percussion (bodhran or floor tom)

The following parts are also included to flexibility of line-up:

Alto 4 (alternative to Soprano 1)
Alto 5 (alternative to Soprano 2)
Alto 6 (alternative to Soprano 3)
Alto 7 (alternative to Tenor 1)
Alto 8 (alternative to Tenor 2)
Alto 9 (alternative to Tenor 3

Sopranino (optional)
Bass (alternative to Baritone 3)

Soprillo (optional)
Contrabass (optional)

The alternative alto parts are direct transpositions of Soprano & Tenor parts and therefore some of these alternative parts may only be suitable for more advanced players.


(spr) s/sno/a s/a s/a a a a t/a t/a t/a b b b/bs (cb) bodhran/floor tom


3 min, 30 sec

Performance Notes

Please note: the various editions of Mrs Malcolm are not necessarily compatible or interchangeable.

Other Editions

Mrs Malcolm, Her Reel (Funky Freuchie) is also available in the following editions:

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