Mrs Malcolm was commissioned in 2004 by University of St Andrews, for jazz orchestra, but has since been performed in several different versions throughout Britain and Europe. It begins with a breathless reel which is supported by a funky, insistent bass line. The texture opens out for soloists with backing riff, before the reel makes a triumphant return. Interestingly Mrs Malcolm is a colleague of the composer at the University St Andrew’s, and Freuchie is a village close to Edinburgh, renowned for its cricket team if not its funkiness.
“Mrs Malcolm, Her Reel” is also published as a larger saxophone ensemble, also available from Saxtet Publications.
The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:
Soprano Saxophone 1 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 3)
Soprano Saxophone 2 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 4)
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Tenor Saxophone 1 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 5)
Tenor Saxophone 2 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 6)
Baritone Saxophone 1
Baritone Saxophone 2
Percussion (Bodhran or Floor Tom)
“Mrs Malcolm, Her Reel (Funky Freuchie)” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.
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