Black Watch

Ballad, Funk, Pop
Two fun but easy pieces with flexible parts!
Penman, Alastair
5 minutes
3, 4



Two fun but easy pieces for saxophone ensemble with flexible parts. Ideal for school and music service ensembles that have lots of altos! The optional parts mean that you can balance your ensemble according to the instruments you have.

Black Watch was written whilst the composer was working as a guest performer on the cruise ship Black Watch for a fortnight travelling from Tahiti to Sydney. During the voyage the ship was re-routed to avoid a cyclone and experienced the whole range of weather conditions from stormy seas through to glorious sunshine.


  1. Through the Storm
    Featuring a heavy, repeated bassline from the baritone and tenor this piece depicts the boat rolling in the open seas. It provides an opportunity for the soprano (or alto player) to shine in the middle, and there is the option of extending the middle for improvised solos if desired.
  2. Pacific Paradise
    This movement begins with a calm and beautiful opening section before the altos set the scene with a light-hearted bouncing groove, and the piece develops from here.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following:

Standard parts
Soprano Saxophone (alternative to Alto Saxophone 1)
Alto Saxophone 2
Alto Saxophone 3
Alto Saxophone 4 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 1)
Tenor Saxophone 2
Baritone Saxophone

Alternative parts
Alto Saxophone 1 (alternative to Soprano Saxophone)
Tenor Saxophone 1 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 4)


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