Partial Eclipse

Contemporary, Jazz
Sweeping wind synth with saxophone octet.
Wood, Nigel
Solo EWI or S . S/A . S/A . A . A/T . A/T . T/B . B . B/Bs/Cb
6 minutes
6, 7, 8



“Partial Eclipse” was commissioned by “Equinox”, a leading British saxophone ensemble. It’s a unique combination of EWI (electronic wind instrument) and saxophone ensemble. “Partial Eclipse” is also the title track on their album and features Alistair Parnell on EWI.  If you don’t happen to have an EWI, an alternative solo soprano sax part is provided, along with a number of alternative parts to suit a variety of line-ups.

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

Standard parts
Solo EWI (alternative to Solo Soprano Saxophone)
Soprano Saxophone 1 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 3)
Alto Saxophone 1 (alternative to Soprano Saxophone 2)
Alto Saxophone 2
Tenor Saxophone 1 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 4)
Tenor Saxophone 2 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 5)
Baritone Saxophone 1 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 3)
Baritone Saxophone 2
Baritone Saxophone 3 (alternative to Bass Saxophone & Contrabass Saxophone)

Alternative parts
Solo Soprano Saxophone (alternative to Solo EWI)
Alto Saxophone 3 (alternative to Soprano Saxophone 1)
Soprano Saxophone 2 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 1)
Alto Saxophone 4 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 1)
Alto Saxophone 5 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 2)
Tenor Saxophone 3 (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 1)
Bass Saxophone (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 3 & Contrabass Saxophone)
Contrabass Saxophone (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 3 & Bass Saxophone)

“Partial Eclipse” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.

2 reviews for Partial Eclipse

  1. tom.saxtet

    ….Next was a first for the Choir as Alistair Parnell came and performed Nigel Wood’s Partial Eclipse which Alistair commissioned for EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) and saxophone ensemble. The combination of sax and EWI evoked a science-fiction sound track yet still explored the expressive potential of the instrument, and the amazing skill of the soloist.
    DL, Marlborough College School Summer School,, 18th July 2008

  2. tom.saxtet

    “Partial Eclipse” is the first CD by Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, formed by Alistair Parnell in 2005. The album comprises a mixture of original music in a variety of styles, arrangements of baroque works and pieces originally written for wind band. Between them, the nine members of the group play all saxophones from sopranino to bass, with electronic wind instrument (EWI) and piano also featuring in true Alistair Parnell style. Deserving of special mention is the title track, commissioned from Nigel Wood for the ensemble and featuring a nimble fingered Alistair on EWI, its melodic writing lending itself perfectly to the instrument’s flexibility and wistful tone.
    CASS, Spring 2008

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