“The Lone Ar-ranger” was originally written for recorders and piano, before appearing, some years later, on SibeliusMusic (formerly Scorch Music) in a setting for piano duet. Since then it has spawned a number of different versions, for wind band, brass band, light orchestra, saxophone quartet, sax trio, and of course this version for sax ensemble.
It’s a fun potpourri of familiar tunes which flash by, often tantalisingly quickly, based on the finale of the “William Tell” Overture. For those young enough not to appreciate the title, Rossini’s music was used as the signature tune for “The Lone Ranger”, one of the first Westerns to hit TV back in the early 1950s!
This arrangement has been re-arranged for sax ensemble by Nigel Wood. The arrangement is flexible and but is scored for a minimum of eight players. There are alternative alto parts for soprano 2 and tenor 1 so it’s ideal for loads of altos! It can also be played using only one baritone and there are optional parts for a sopranino, a second baritone and bass saxophone included.
The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Alto Saxophone 3
Tenor Saxophone 1
Tenor Saxophone 2
Baritone Saxophone 1
Alternative & optional parts
Sopranino Saxophone (optional)
Alto Saxophone 4 (optional)
Alto Saxophone 5 (alternative to Soprano Saxophone 2)
Alto Saxophone 6 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 1)
Baritone Saxophone 2 (optional)
Bass Saxophone (optional)
“The Lone Ar-ranger Goes Sax Mad!” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.