March of the Toys


from “Babes in Toyland”

Composer: Herbert, Victor
Arranger: R. Stevens
Ensemble: Saxophone Quartet S/AATB
Format: Score (7pp), S/AATB parts
Length: 4 minutes
Difficulty: Grade 3 – 4 (Medium – to Moderately difficult)


March of the Toys from “Babes in Toyland”

Victor Herbert (1859-1924)

Saxophone Quartet AATB or SATB

March of the Toys by Victor Herbert¬† arranged for SATB or AATB Saxophone Quartet. This well loved holiday favorite was originally part of Herbert’s 1903 musical Christmas exravaganza, Babes in Toyland.¬† It has maintained its popularity since it premiered. It’s an excellent addition to your Christmas music for saxophone ensemble library.

This arrangement of the popular Christmas tune is for Saxophone Quartet AATB or SATB. From the fanfare opening, to the incessant bass line, the familiar melody and countermelodies – its all here.

  • 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 March of the Toys on the ‘Samples’ tab.

March of the Toys - Victor Herbert SATB or AATB Saxophone Quartet

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About the Composer

Victor Herbert was born in Dublin, Ireland on 1 February 1859, and died in New York, New York, on 26 May 1924, at the age of 65. He studied at the Stuttgart Conservatory in 1876. Herbert played cello and also was a bandmaster and conductor. He was co-founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), serving as vice president for a decade. He is one of the most important composers in the development of American musical theater.


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