Sample from "Dowd's Favourite" from the National Saxophone Choir album, "Sax Circus".

Dowd’s Favourite

Country, Folk, Traditional
Infuriatingly infectious little tune – a traditional Irish reel with a real swing in its step.
Crockford, James
S . S/A . AA . A/T . T . T/B . B/Bs (+opt.Sno)
3 minutes



“Dowd’s Favourite” is an infuriatingly infectious little tune. It is a traditional Irish reel with a real swing in its step, and this arrangement feels rather like the ensemble has stumbled into a little Irish country tavern to join the merriment!  The saxophone has a tone ripe for folk-tinged expression, so is well-suited to jigs and reels such as this one. All the players get a part of the frolicking melody, so the fun is shared around.

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

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

Alternative & optional parts
Sopranino Saxophone (optional)
Alto Saxophone 3 (alternative to Soprano Saxophone 2)
Alto Saxophone 4 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 1)
Tenor Saxophone 3 (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 1)
Bass Saxophone (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 2)

“Dowd’s Favourite” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.


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