The Highland Light Solo for Alto Saxophone and Piano
The Highland Light is a solo for Alto Sax and Piano from the collection Scenes from the Cape. This collection is dedicated to my brother, Jerry Nelson, who was a musician and puppeteer with the Muppets.
This MRNS Music Digital Download will include the Alto Sax and Piano parts, a brief description of the solo, an MP3 accompaniment file, and a SmartMusic file.
An audio recording of the trumpet version can be found on the MRNS Music Channel on YouTube.
Description: The Highland Light, located in North Truro, is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. It is still active today. This solo is meant to be like a jig, and though it is written in alternating 5/8 and 6/8 time signatures (with one 3/8 bar thrown in) the rhythms are easy to feel for the students. This solo is written in the key of D.