To Be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water
Frederick Delius (1862 – 1934)
SAATTB Saxophone Sextet
To Be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water by Frederick Delius, arranged for saxophone sextet. Delius wrote this originally as a wordless choral work. It is a dreamy idyll with rich chromaticism and gentle lines that convey an ethereal, bucolic quality. It was later set for string orchestra. This arrangement is for saxophone sextet, SAATTB. It is not technically difficult; instead, this piece is an exercise in dynamics and phrasing.
- The range for each saxophone part is shown below.
- Audio and score excerpts are available above.
- Registered users can download a complete sample score and full length audio file of Summer Night on the Water on the ‘Samples’ tab.