Yuletide Improvisations is a joyous collection of fifteen beloved holiday songs. Each tune is creatively reimagined and meticulously arranged for unaccompanied saxophone.
These pieces are delightfully musical and appropriately challenging for intermediate and advanced saxophonists. They also serve as an excellent introduction to extended techniques like melodic overtones, rhythmic venting, and more.
Play them year after year at recitals, holiday concerts, church or synagogue services, family gatherings, and much more. And they’re playable by every type of saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, etc…).
"…an absolutely fantastic collection of expertly crafted gems. I highly recommend these!" —Joe Lulloff, Michigan State University
”Rick has really created something special…you'll want to play them all.” —Lois Hicks-Wozniak, Montclair State University and SUNY New Paltz
”Hirsch's creative re-imaginations of familiar holiday tunes are a gift to students, teachers and professionals!” —David Jenkins, U.S. Military Saxophonist
“Well-written and creative little pieces…beautifully done…entertaining and motivational!” —Dr. James Umble, Youngstown State University
”A wonderful introduction to contemporary performance practices that every saxophonist should [know].” —Dr. Brian Lydeen, University of Mary
”Artfully arranged…I will definitely be using and recommending these!” —Dr. Jason Kush, Slippery Rock University