|Title:||Romance and Gigue (Duplicate)|
|Ensemble:||Sax Quartet AATB|
|Format:||Score (4pp), AATB parts|
|Length (appx):||3.5 minutes|
|Difficulty:||Grade 2 - 2.5|
Romance and Gigue, Op. 27 (1908)
Norman O'Neill (1875 - 1934)
AATB Saxophone Quartet
Norman O'Neill was a British/Irish composer who wrote in works for the theater but also a small quantity of orchestral and chamber music. Romance and Gigue (Deux Petites Piecs) was published in 1908 as Two Little Pieces (Deux Petites Pieces), Op. 27 for piano. The first movement, Romance is in 6/8 time with a flowing melody and gentle syncopations throughout. The second movement, Gigue, is a lively dance that bounces the melody from instrument to instrument with the middle section featuring the bari sax. Performance time is about 3 1/2 minutes for both pieces.
The pitch range for each part is indicated below. The audio samples above includes the first half minute of each movement. Registered users can download a complete score and a full length audio sample.