Sample of "All in Good Time" - From Oakham School Saxophone Choir's album "All in Good Time", directed by Gerard McChrystal.

All In Good Time

Reggae, Swing
Cool an’ easy blowin’ in a mellow reggae style. Essential for any school ensemble.
Street, Karen
AAAATT . T/B (+ opt.S/A, A/T, A/T)
4 minutes
3, 4, 5



From the composer: “All in Good Time” came about because I wanted to include a piece of music in a Saxtet concert that included students of mixed abilities. When Saxtet gives a schools concert we generally do a workshop of some kind where we demonstrate a variety of topics including breathing, elementary improvisation, rhythm and the techniques of ensemble playing. I thought it would be a nice idea to add focus to the workshops and work on a piece that could be played during our concert.

It was written for the students of Wellington School in Somerset, UK, which has a thriving saxophone department run by Susan and Nick White. Because there are often many beginners, I included easy alto and tenor parts so that everyone could be included. The piece can be played with or without these parts. I’ve also included a sheet of piano chords to help beginners practise the two short improvised sections – I know this kind of soloing can be intimidating when you’re only just starting! I hope you all enjoy it.

My titles generally come after the piece has evolved and “All in Good Time” reflects a lesson I have recently learnt – that things do happen, but – all in good time.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:

Standard parts
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Alto Saxophone 3
Tenor Saxophone 1
Tenor Saxophone 2
Baritone Saxophone (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 3)

Alternative & optional parts
Soprano Saxophone (alternative to Alto Saxophone 4)
Alto Saxophone 4 (alternative to Soprano Saxophone)
Easy Alto Saxophone 1 (alternative to Easy Tenor Saxophone 1)
Easy Alto Saxophone 2 (alternative to Easy Tenor Saxophone 2)
Easy Tenor Saxophone 1 (alternative to Easy Alto Saxophone 1)
Easy Tenor Saxophone 2 (alternative to Easy Alto Saxophone 2)

“All in Good Time” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.

1 review for All In Good Time

  1. tom.saxtet

    Excellent writing and arranging for almost any combination of sax ensemble. My ensembles can change every semester form four to as many as eight or nine saxes. It can be difficult to find pieces that work with these odd combinations. Thanks to the brilliant arranging by Karen Street and Nigel Wood, “All in Good Time”, “SkyeBoat Song”, I can include all my sax students, in any combination, to play these charts and have a great concert at the end of the semester.
    Bruce Krasin, Saxophone Instructor, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA, 02.11.2014

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