Concert band - Grade 3
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Anton Burger. Solo Concerts/Catalogue New Band Music Vol. 13/Real Big Band Sound. Solo and Band Series. Recorded on Dance of the Selkies (ML.311123720). Score only. Duration 4 minutes, 8 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.013282050-S).
Item Number: ML.013282050-S
Originally "Oh When the Saints" was used as a funeral march in places like New Orleans, Louisiana. The coffin would be escorted to the cemetery with a sombre lament, but on the way back it was custom to break out into a hot Dixieland version. This well known number has been given fresh life by arranger Anton Burger, and features the clarinet/soprano sax, trumpet and trombone in solo roles.