Major new sponsor – Saxtet Publications


Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra are delighted to welcome leading music publisher Saxtet Publications as their new sponsor.

This is a massive boost for the group, especially coming hot on the heels of the appointment of international saxophonist Gerard McChrystal as their patron.

Saxtet Publications owner Tom Bruton said: “We’re delighted to be able to support Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra in their forthcoming adventures. We hope they will enjoy playing our extensive catalogue of works for saxophone ensemble and, at some point in the near future, get to perform them to a real live audience again!”

Saxtet Publications offers a wide range of music that’s written by, and for, saxophonists. Their catalogue includes works from more than 50 composers and arrangers who, being saxophonists themselves, really understand what each type of saxophone can and can’t do, and how the different ranges and timbres of the instruments fit together for best effect. You can find out more online at

Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra Chair, Stephen Bashforth, said: “We are thrilled to have Saxtet Publications on board as our sponsor. We already have a fair few Saxtet pieces in our repertoire and are looking forward to trying out many more!”

Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra is currently meeting and learning music online. All being well, they are planning to get back to physical rehearsals early in the New Year.  

Notes to editors

  • Saxtet Publications evolved from Saxtet, a saxophone quartet established in 1985 at the Birmingham Conservatoire. It was launched in 1992 by saxophonist Nigel Wood. Current owner Tom Bruton took over the reins in 2013.
  • Saxtet Publications publishes arrangements and original compositions by over 50 saxophonists from all over the world including Rob Buckland, Chris Gumbley, Richard Ingham, Carlos Lopez-Real, Christian Forshaw, Mick Foster, Alastair Penman, Andy Scott, Karen Street, Andy Tweed, Jeffery Wilson and of course, Nigel Wood.
  • Saxtet Publications were one of the very first publishers to offer sheet music in E-Editions download. Their global reach now extends to sales in over 90 countries each year.
  • The catalogue currently contains over 400 works, many of which appear on the saxophone, clarinet, flute and oboe syllabuses of the music examining boards in the UK, France and Australia.

For more information, please contact

Jane Smith, telephone: 07800 523077, email:

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Harborough Mail, 22 October 2020