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Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Saxophone quartet satb

arr. by Bernd Frank

comp. by G.F. Händel

grade 4

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The celebratory music "Arrival of the Queen of Saba" was written by Georg Friedrich Handel in 1748 for the oratorium "Salomon" (Hwv 67). Bernd Frank arranged this work in 2018 for a festive gala performance of the saxophone ensemble of the Palast Orchestra in Berlin.

The soprano saxophone dominates in presenting virtuoso sixteenth note passages. These parts are often interrupted by duetts of the soprano and alto or tenor and baritone saxophones. This shows the varied character of the arrangement. Dynamically there are a few crescendi and decrescendi, and particularly those areas with sudden dynamics should be played as such. In addition the sixteenth und eighth note runs should be played evenly, particularly in the longer passages. As of measure 51 the alto saxophone should lead in the octaves of the upper voices. The ritardando should not be too dramatic and the last note should be played forcefully and not too long.

Included in delivery:

  • transposed score
  • Part 1: Soprano
  • Part 2: Alto
  • Part 3: Tenor 
  • Part 4: Baritone 
  • Besetzung satb
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad 4