The Sax Family or SF7 as it became known, consisted of principal players of the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain.
The unique line-up comprised of seven different instruments of the saxophone family, ranging from the tiny soprillo to the majestic bass. Occasionally the contrabass augmented the septet making an even rarer SF8!
Most of the ensemble's repertoire was arranged by the players, who had an (almost) orchestral range at their disposal.
The saxophones in order of pitch from high to low:
The line-up varied over time but key members included:
Deb Hutt, Dave Bottomley and Julia Cadman played
contrabass when practical, along with myself on soprillo.
We were also joined on occasions by Gerard McChrystal guesting on sopranino and soprano.