Local Hero - Wild Theme - Alto Sax & Guitar duet

Mark Knopler's Wild Theme

Rightly described as an astonishingly beautiful piece, this music from the film "Local Hero" actually features twice on the soundtrack album, in different keys with different solo instruments.

My arrangement exploits the heady and plaintive sustain of the alto sax and the soft tones of the nylon strings and works well at a slightly more modest pace compared to the original. I’ve taken the theme from the closing soundtrack version, where the melody is clear and powerful. My arrangement includes one or two little bits of Mark Knopfler’s quasi-improvised variations on the tune.

The guitar part is bordering on advanced intermediate, but the sax part is a little easier.

The guitar part is played Capo 1 so that both instruments play in accessible and rich-sounding keys.

This enjoyable concert item has a wonderfully captivating melody that the audience will be humming all the way home...

There are other orchestrations available too!

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