October Dances

Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, World/Ethnic
A two movement piece inspired by music composed for dance.
Foster, Mick
Bb or Eb Sax & Piano
8 minutes



October Dances is a two movement piece composed in 2008; the first movement has a reflective, autumnal mood whilst the second is based on a dancing rhythmic idea combined with some virtuosic saxophone passages.

October Dances was recorded by Mick Foster & Yeu-Meng Chan for “The October Dances” album and is available from Hainault Records & iTunes.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with Bb and Eb saxophone parts and piano accompaniment.


  1. Jivers
  2. For Astor
  3. Saturday Night
  4. Witney’s Lament
  5. Salseros

“October Dances” is included in the following exam syllabus:

ABRSM – Grade 8 (2nd movement, Bb only) – valid from 2022

Please check the latest exam syllabi for updates and amendments.

“October Dances” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.


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