From the composer: In my late teens I played in a pop group around Northern Ireland and wrote a piece called P.R. Girl. Although it had cringeworthy lyrics (which I’m pleased to say will never be heard again), it did have a pretty catchy tune which inspired my first experiment in arranging for Saxtet. As the group’s bari player, I was frustrated with the plodding lines I usually got to play and so decided to arrange it as a baritone feature with a thumping part requiring an extra lung. The challenging changes of time signature can catch out unwary players as well as audience if they try to dance along. It became a regular item in Saxet’s repertoire and appears on the Safer Sax album, so this is one experiment that really took off!
The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 2)
Tenor Saxophone 1
Tenor Saxophone 2 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 2)
“P.R. Girl” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.