Iguana Blue

Ballad, Classical, Jazz, Pop
A joyous and celebratory piece remembering Caribbean beaches.
Wood, Nigel
Eb or Bb Sax & Piano
5 minutes



From the composer: Iguana Blue was originally conceived as a song with Latin tendencies for voice and piano, following a trip to Tulum in Mexico. The name is a tribute to an eco hut, nestled directly on one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches, where iguanas roam. A year following this trip, the song remained incomplete but a sax ensemble version emerged in a different musical direction. Yet more variations of the piece are in the pipeline, also leaning toward a different genre. Having been unable to settle on one definitive title, I decided to create a variant of the title for each arrangement created. So, the saxophone ensemble version is Iguana Rouge, and the original song, now completed with the voice being a single instrument, Iguana Blue. Others versions such as Iguana Verde will follow and so on. Iguanas come in different colours and even change their colour for a variety of reasons, so it seems apt to use this concept to name this particular collection of pieces.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with Bb and Eb saxophone parts, piano accompaniment and an MP3 play-along track.

“Iguana Blue” is included in the following exam syllabus:

TCL Saxophone – Grade 7 (Eb & Bb) – valid from November 2022

“Iguana Blue” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.


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