SOPRILLOGY
The first CD dedicated
to the Soprillo

Soprillogy CD

now available from Saxtet Publications

Soprillo.com

Getting high on the world's smallest saxophone!

Sound & Video Clips

Listen to some sample tracks and video clips of the Soprillo

Eclogue

Composer/Arranger: Philip R. Buttall arr. N.Wood
Performer: Nigel Wood
1 August 2016

Eclogue -Nigel with members of the Bournville Clarinet Choir.

Sax Quartet (Octave Higher) - Bach Fugue

Composer/Arranger: J.S.Bach arr.Wood
Performer: Octave High Quartet
26 November 2014

Fugue BWV 577 (originally in G major) by J.S.Bach. Arranged in Bb major for high saxophone quartet (soprillo, sopranino, soprano, alto) by Nigel Wood. Played by the octave higher sax quartet: Soprillo - Nigel Wood, Sopranino - Chris Jolly, Soprano - Tom Bruton, Alto - Victoria Benjamin. Recorded in the paint room at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Where Spirits & Demons Dance

Composer/Arranger: Nigel Wood
Performer: Nigel Wood (soprillo), Jonathan Taylor (piano)
26 November 2014

Where Spirits & Demons Dance - by Nigel Wood. Arranged for soprillo saxophone & piano. From the CD Soprillogy. Nigel Wood (soprillo), Jonathan Taylor (piano) https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soprillogy/id358116827

Contrabass and Soprillo - Sax Duet - Jab Jab

Composer/Arranger: Nigel Wood
Performer: Randy Emerick & Nigel Wood
30 July 2012

Jab means "devil", and it is a form of masquerade played on the carnival monday morning (J'ouvert).
The traditions of J'ouvert vary widely throughout the Caribbean although in countries like Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, a part of the tradition involves smearing paint, mud or oil on the bodies of participants known as "Jab Jabs". Jab's authentic and captivating African rhythms consists of drumming, conch shell blowing and chanting. Dance like the devil - Jump with the Jab!
This duet can be played on any two Bb or Eb saxophones.
The sheet music is available from
Saxtet Publications

Both saxophones are made by Benedikt Eppelsheim
Soprillo
Contrabass

Enquiries about these saxes can be made with Eppelsheim

Silver Chalice - soprillo & organ

Composer/Arranger: Nigel Wood
Performer: Nigel Wood and Kevin Gill
17 December 2013

Silver Chalice - composed and played on Soprillo Sax by Nigel Wood. Organ - Kevin Gill. Recorded in rehearsal at St James the Great, Shirley, Solihull, UK. The Organ is a 2 manual Nicholson which was restored in 1996.
Silver Chalice is on the Grade 5 (Bb only) Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Saxophone syllabus, 2014. A free play-along piano mp3 file is available http://www.saxtetpublications.com/catalogue/viewitem.php?id=381&pane=audio
Sheet music available in the following editions:
Eb or Bb saxophone and piano: www.saxtetpublications.com/catalogue/viewitem.php?id=381
soprillo & piano: http://www.saxtetpublications.com/catalogue/viewitem.php?id=441

Ave Maria - soprillo & organ

Composer/Arranger: Bach/Gounod arr. N.Wood
Performer: Nigel Wood and Kevin Gill
17 December 2013

Ave Maria - composed by Bach/Gounod. Arranged for soprillo and organ by Nigel Wood. Played on Soprillo Sax by Nigel Wood. Organ - Kevin Gill. Recorded in rehearsal at St James the Great, Shirley, Solihull, UK. The Organ is a 2 manual Nicholson which was restored in 1996.

Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore

Composer/Arranger: Trad. Irish arr. Craig Rickards & Nigel Wood
Performer: Nigel Wood and members of the NSC
15 April 2012

Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore from Songs of the British Isles.
The sheet music for Eb or Bb Sax & Piano version of Songs of the British Isles is available from Saxtet Publications in Hardcopy or E-Edition

Saxophone & Piano

The sax ensemble version will also be available soon.
Saxophone Ensemble

Ouverture de Brocante Sonore par François Thuillier

Composer/Arranger:
Performer: Serge Bertocchi et Jean Marie Maddeddu
22 November 2012

Soprillo and Tuba

Soprillo & Tubax - Sax Duet - Jab Jab

Composer/Arranger: Nigel Wood
Performer: Jim Cheek & Nigel Wood
5 May 2012

Soprillo & Tubax duet
Nigel playing with Sax.co.uk's Jim Cheek.
The piece is called Jab Jab This duet can be played on any two Bb or Eb saxophones.
The sheet music is available from
Saxtet Publications

Both saxophones are made by Benedikt Eppelsheim
Soprillo
Tubax

Enquiries about these saxes can be made with www.sax.co.uk or Eppelsheim

La Fiesta

Composer/Arranger: Chick Corea arranged Karl Veen
Performer: The Sax Family
22 November 2012

La Fiesta by Chick Corea arranged Karl Veen. Played by The Sax Family

Silver Chalice

Composer/Arranger: Nigel Wood
Performer:
11 November 2013

I wrote this to demonstrate the lyrical qualities of the soprillo. The piece is published by Saxtet Publications and the Bb Saxophone edition is on the Grade 5 ABRSM Syllabus from 2014. Sheet Music: Eb or Bb sax & piano: http://www.saxtetpublications.com/catalogue/viewitem.php?id=381
soprillo & piano: http://www.saxtetpublications.com/catalogue/viewitem.php?id=441
A free play-along piano mp3 file is available http://www.saxtetpublications.com/catalogue/viewitem.php?id=381&pane=audio

I Dance for You

Composer/Arranger: Karen Street
Performer: Karen Street & Nigel Wood
15 April 2012

Mp3 download - I Dance for You from Soprillogy

The sheet music for Eb or Bb Sax & Piano version of Songs of the British Isles is available from Saxtet Publications in Hardcopy or E-Edition

Saxophone & Piano

The sax ensemble version will also be available soon.
Saxophone & Accordion
More about Karen
Karen Street.com

Fanfare & Soliliquoy

Composer/Arranger: Keith Terrett
Performer: Nigel Wood
8 February 2012

This is a bright and imaginative fanfare, with a soft centred soliloquy. An ideal opening to a recital.

Duende

17 - Duende Sample.mp3
Composer/Arranger: Craig Rickards
Performer: Soprillo - Nigel Wood, Piano - Jonathan Taylor
28 August 2008

From 'Soprillogy' - The first CD dedicated to the Soprillo - the world's smallest saxophone.
Available from Saxtet Publications

Waltzing Soprillda

19 - Waltzing Soprillda Sample.mp3
Composer/Arranger: Philip Buttall
Performer: Soprillo - Nigel Wood, Piano - Jonathan Taylor
28 August 2008

From 'Soprillogy' - The first CD dedicated to the Soprillo - the world's smallest saxophone.
Available from Saxtet Publications

Milina

18 - Milina Sample.mp3
Composer/Arranger: Igor Krivokapic
Performer: Soprillo - Nigel Wood, Harp - Tanya Houghton
28 August 2008

From 'Soprillogy' - The first CD dedicated to the Soprillo - the world's smallest saxophone.
Available from Saxtet Publications

Schwarzer Tänzer

20 - Schwarzer Tanzer Sample.mp3
Composer/Arranger: Nigel Wood
Performer: Soprillo - Nigel Wood, Accordion - Karen Street
28 August 2008

From 'Soprillogy' - The first CD dedicated to the Soprillo - the world's smallest saxophone.
Available from Saxtet Publications

A Matter of Life and Death

22 - A Matter of Life and Death Sample.mp3
Composer/Arranger: Jonathan Taylor
Performer: Soprillo - Nigel Wood, Piano - Jonathan Taylor
28 August 2008

From 'Soprillogy' - The first CD dedicated to the Soprillo - the world's smallest saxophone.
Available from Saxtet Publications

Song for Vinny

21 - Song for Vinny Sample.mp3
Composer/Arranger: Nigel Wood
Performer: Soprillo - Nigel Wood, Piano - Jonathan Taylor
28 August 2008

From 'Soprillogy' - The first CD dedicated to the Soprillo - the world's smallest saxophone.
Available from Saxtet Publications

Waltzing Soprillda

23 - soprillda.wmv
Composer/Arranger: Philip R Buttall
Performer: Nigel Wood and The National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain
5 September 2008

Video clip from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006

Egloga

24 - egloga.wmv
Composer/Arranger: R.A. Moulds
Performer: Nigel Wood and The National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain
5 September 2008

Video clip from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2005

Eclogue

25 - eclogue.wmv
Composer/Arranger: Philip R Buttall
Performer: Nigel Wood and The National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain
5 September 2008

Video clip from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2005

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