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Waltzing Soprillda

saxophone ensemble edition

Genres: Classical, Swing, Various
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Waltzing Soprillda


This witty and imaginative take on Australia's signature waltz was originally written for Nigel Wood and his soprillo. (It is one of the first pieces to be published for soprillo saxophone.

In it, the agile little piccolo sax (soprillo) revisits 'Matilda' in the styles of Ravel, Schubert, Beethoven, Sousa, swing and more, and she is (of course!) serenaded with didgeridoo fanfares.

Edition Notes

Although originally written for Soprillo & Piano, this arrangement was made for the full forces of the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain (NSC) who performed it with Nigel as the soloist at the 2006 World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia. To find out more about the soprillo sax visit

There is also a Wind Band arrangement of Waltzing Soprillda (with the alternative title of Matilda Goes Walkabout!) available from Philip Buttall's PRB Music. The soprillo, Bb or Eb solo parts are compatible with this arrangement.


solo spr/solo sop (sno) s s a a a t t t b b (bs) (drum kit) (perc) (glock.)


5 min, 15 sec

Performance Notes

The scoring for this arrangement of 'Waltzing Matilda' is as follows:

Solo Bb Soprillo (or Bb Soprano)
Sopranino Sax (optional)
Soprano Sax 1
Soprano Sax 2
Alto Sax 1
Alto Sax 2
Alto Sax 3
Tenor Sax 1
Tenor Sax 2
Tenor Sax 3
Baritone Sax 1
Baritone Sax 2
Bass Sax (optional)
Drum Kit (optional)
Percussion (optional, see below for details)
Glockenspiel (optional)

The optional percussion part requires:
Guiro, triangle, cowbells, castenets, tambourine, claves, ratchet, bell tree, temple blocks.

The PDF E-Edition comes complete with all the above listed parts.

An optional Contrabass Sax part is available on request.

Other Editions

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