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:
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.