Four Brothers
by Jimmy Giuffre
Saxophone Quartet - Digital Sheet Music

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Saxophone Quartet,Woodwind Ensemble Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone - Level 4 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.946355

Composed by Jimmy Giuffre. Arranged by Benjamin Karaca. 20th Century,Contemporary,Instructional,Jazz,Standards. 17 pages. Benjamin Karaca #6409831. Published by Benjamin Karaca (A0.946355).

Jimmy Giuffre composed Four Brothers for Woody Herman's Second Herd. This band was famous for its saxophone section, which featured the unusual lineup of three Tenor Saxophones and one Baritone Saxophone (TTTB). This saxophone quartet arrangement is often referred to as the "Four Brothers” lineup. Four Brothers (the piece) is now a jazz standard and a showcase piece for any saxophone section.

This version is a transcription (or leadsheet) of the main theme. The key matches the original. In addition to the original TTTB lineup, I've added as many additional parts as possible. This version can be played with any sensible combination of Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone and even Bass Saxophones.
The main theme of Four Brothers provides the quartet with a perfect opportunity to focus on various important aspects of ensemble playing, including phrasing, articulation, timing, volume (balance), and tone. Additionally, I've added an intonation exercise based on the chord progression of the [A] section.

Saxophone Quartet in various lineups (SATB, AATB, TTTB etc.). Level 4/5.

Part 1: Soprano Sax / Alto Sax / Tenor Sax
Part 2: Alto Sax / Tenor Sax / Baritone Sax
Part 3: Alto Sax / Tenor Sax / Baritone Sax
Part 4: Tenor Sax / Baritone Sax / Bass Sax
Score in C

A high-quality arrangement by a professional musician. It also includes interesting information about the piece and helpful tips for interpretation. For more information, please visit my website:

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