Music for saxophone and guitar?

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Nick Selby
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Music for saxophone and guitar?

Post by Nick Selby » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:48 am

Does anyone know of any pieces for saxophone and guitar? My son and I played Alan Hovhaness’ Suite for Sax and Guitar In a concert last summer, and I’ve just got hold of Gunter Schillings’ Fandango fur H, which I’m starting to learn. Any suggestions for other pieces would be welcome.

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Re: Music for saxophone and guitar?

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:46 pm

His scores are hard to get ahold of for me but David Kechley has written a lot of music for alto saxophone and guitar. He's got his own site where you can get some of his work. But it's pretty advanced stuff in terms of technique and scale. I'm partial to his piece Driveline but it's pretty big and tricky.

If you want an excuse to listen to a lot of saxophone and guitar music maybe just get the albums of Duo Montagnard (a pretty good alto sax and guitar duo who have put out a few albums) and give their works a listen.

Sheer Pluck's advanced search might be the bests place to start for looking at what the range of options are for scores.

I've got a sonata for alto saxophone and guitar I started years ago where I have the first movement finished.

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Re: Music for saxophone and guitar?

Post by simonm » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:50 pm

Dare I say have a look at some jazz. :-)

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Re: Music for saxophone and guitar?

Post by ronjazz » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:38 pm

I transcribed a lot of music to alto or soprano sax, including flute and violin parts. Just have to check the range of each horn vs. the written solo part.
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Re: Music for saxophone and guitar?

Post by tcrist » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:02 am

A few ideas:


Russell Peterson: Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Guitar
Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango (arranged)
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no 5 would work nicely.
Erin Rogers: Bandwidth (electric guitar and sax)

Nick Selby
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Re: Music for saxophone and guitar?

Post by Nick Selby » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:45 pm

Thanks, everyone, for these inspiring ideas. I’ve not managed to track down anything by David Kechley yet, and Duo Montagnard is a good lead: I’m working my way through listening to their various CDs. I play Villa Lobos a lot so the Bachianas Brasileiras is a great idea. My son plays a lot of jazz ... but I fear that would be way out of my comfort zone! There’s plenty for me to work on here — so I’d better get to work. Great suggestions, thanks.

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