Oileáin Reel

Contemporary, Folk, Traditional
And it began so peacefully…
Rickards, Craig
Sn/S . S/A . AAT . T/B . B/Bs (+opt. drum)
4 minutes
6, 7



From the composer: Like all Celtic reels it is harmonically very simple. It is based on major scale harmony modes and swings between tonic and dominant. The idea was to keep every player busy and to increase intensity towards the end. I think most of my pieces are based on both folk and jazz idioms and aim to appeal to both classical and jazz musicians, if there is such a divide.

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

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

Alternative & optional parts
Sopranino Saxophone (alternative to Soprano Saxophone 1)
Soprano Saxophone 2 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 1)
Baritone Saxophone 2 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 2)
Bass Saxophone (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 1)
Bodhran or Floor Tom (optional)

“Oileáin Reel” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.


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