St. Louis Blues composed by W.C. Handy (1873-1958). Arranged by Les Sabina. For saxophone quartet (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones). Grade 5. Score and set of parts. Duration 3 minutes, 5 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.16303).
Jazz licks, block voicing, and duet pairings are all features of this driving grade 5 version of the W.C. Handy classic. Soprano, alto and tenor all get a crack at the famous theme while baritone contributes to the underlying momentum with ostinato and walking bass figures. Duration 3:05.
About 2011 Midwest Clinic Performance Pieces
This title was performed at the 2011 Midwest Clinic, the largest band and choral educational conference in the United States. Over thirty performances are given each year by diverse ensembles of varying levels - elementary school, high school, college, military and more. Each performance title is carefully selected and represents the very best in educational sheet music. The Midwest Clinic aims to raise the standards of music education while supporting teachers and music educators.