This Mardi Gras classic is presented here in an arrangement for a Mixed Saxophone Quintet. The melody gets passed back-and-forth a bit to give most everyone a chance at the melody.
Flexibility: Sub parts are included to make for SAATB or AATTB configurations depending on your complement of musicians. The Bari part has lead sheet-style chord changes included in case your player is willing to be a little more free with the New Orleans bass line.
Difficulty: None of the parts are very technically challenging or range-intensive, so a younger group of players shouldn’t need to be intimidated by range requirements. A good vehicle to showcase a great standard!
Note: the recording is made from a brass quintet version of this same basic arrangement.