"You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch!"
for "Great Big Electrowhocardioflook" or
any other low instrument soloist and Wind Ensemble
from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss
- Difficulty level - 3
- accompaniment available with Wind Symphony, SATB saxophone quartet, or piano
- Approximate Duration: 2 min 30 sec.
- current version: 1.02
- premiered December, 2001 by the San Diego State University Wind Symphony
Jay Easton - contrabass saxophone soloist
This orchestration includes cues to cover harp, string bass, double reeds, French horns, and other essential passages should the ensemble not have those instruments at their disposal, making it the ideal holiday arrangement for advanced middle school, high school, college, and community wind ensembles. Solo parts are included for Bb, Eb, and C transpositions, allowing for a myriad of soloist choices. This is a great way to feature the "low" section of a group. It's short, it's cute, and just plain fun!
To order by check or money order, please make payable to Ward Baxter, and send with $5 shipping (U.S. only) to 467 NW 16th Ave, Camas, WA, 98607. Be sure to write "Grinch" on the bottom of the check. For more information, or for shipping costs to foreign countries, please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheet music and samples (PDF format)
- Free download of solo part in all common keys and registers. Enjoy! (1.9 MB)
- Score excerpt - Page 1 (132.6 KB)
Text (PDF or DOC format)
Recordings (MP3 format)
- Full recording (recorded live by the San Diego Wind Ensemble) (1.2 MB)
Jay Easton, contrabass saxophone soloist
- Full recording (recorded live by the SDSU Wind Symphony) (2.6 MB)
Alex Panos, bass trombone soloist
Alex took "requests" from the band prior to this performance and incorporated their ideas into his improvised cadenza! Very creative!
Photos (JPG format)
- Premier Performance by Jay Easton on contrabass saxophone (51.3 KB)
San Diego Wind Ensemble
December 7th, 2001
Crill Hall, Point Loma Nazarene University