Saxophone ensemble (ss aaa t bb) : Piano
1. Eh! La-Bas! (Traditional)
2. When the Saints Go Marching In (Traditional), interpolated with St.
James Infirmary (Traditional)
3. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor (Traditional)
First public performance: 4th July, 2022
Concert Hall - Royal College of Music, London
RCM Saxophone Ensemble - director Kyle Horch
This work is based on four traditional New Orleans' folk-songs, ranging from straight
jazz arrangements to extended development of motifs from the original melodies. The style is inspired by
Third Stream compositions, which I have always liked, and contains references to the arranging style of some
These songs are traditional and part of New Orleans' musical heritage. Unfortunately it has to be noted that
sometimes people have claimed credit, and copyright, to these songs. This is wrong and misleading
but not uncommon in the world of commercial music recording and publishing.