A great concert opener! This work begins with a grand statement before launching into broad themes played out over syncopated funk accompaniment. “Simon’s Mangrove Groove” was commissioned by Simon Balle School, Mangrove Road, in Hertford to celebrate the opening of their new music centre. The first performance was given in the new building by “Saxidentals”, the school’s own saxophone choir, on 24th January 2008.
“Simon’s Mangrove Groove” is also published for a smaller 11-piece saxophone ensemble, also available from Saxtet Publications.
The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:
Soprano Saxophone 1
Soprano Saxophone 2
Soprano Saxophone 3
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Alto Saxophone 3
Tenor Saxophone 1
Tenor Saxophone 2
Tenor Saxophone 3
Baritone Saxophone 1
Baritone Saxophone 2
Baritone Saxophone 3
“Simon’s Mangrove Groove” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.
Roger May is the NSC’s Composer-in-Residence and his Simon’s Mangrove Groove is a masterpiece of writing for the group. Superb!
Kenneth Morris – Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine, Autumn 2010