From the composer: Witch Hunt is an episode from a film music project which I planned in 2000. I wrote the grooving material when I was the keyboard player in a band. During pauses in rehearsals the drummer and I played it often and had a lot of fun with it, and people asked what kind of music it was, so I decided to write it down. A request from saxophonist Gerard McChrystal was the catalyst for producing this arrangement for alto and piano, but there are also versions of the work for sax quartet and sax ensemble.
The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with Bb and Eb saxophone parts and piano accompaniment.
“Witch Hunt” is included in the following exam syllabi:
TCL Saxophone – Grade 7 (Eb only) – valid from November 2022
Please check the latest exam syllabi for updates and amendments.
“Witch Hunt” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.
Fun, catchy and unpretentious – part of a film music project also available for ensemble or full orchestra! (Grade 7-8)
Music News, Wood Wind & Reed, May 2002
A few years ago Sibelius Software launched a new way of seeing and hearing scores on the internet called Scorch (now known as Sibelius Music). To launch Scorch they held a composers competition and Witch Hunt was one of the prize winners. The piece is already legendary and is an instant hit with both performers and audiences alike. The work is now so famous that when Uli came to the 2005 British Saxophone Congress he introduced himself as Mr. Witch Hunt and everyone knew who he was. Simply a must-buy.
Gerard McChrystal – Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine, Summer 2006