Ode to Joy Blues

Ludwig van Beethoven
Catalog numbers: 

SMC SU236/ HL 3776094

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Detailed Instrumentation: 
Sax Quartet (SATB)
Opening with the full melody played entirely by solo baritone sax, this arrangement for SATB saxophone quartet follows with a very standard harmonization and voicing of Beethoven's most famous melody before moving to a swing feel.  Much of the varying jazz styles are explicitly written, including solos, but chord changes are offered to players who prefer a more improvisational approach.