Drink to me only with thine eyes for saxophone quintet




Arrangement of a traditional English melody to which the 17th century playwright Ben Jonson added the words:
Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I’ll not look for wine.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine;
But might I of Jove’s nectar sup,
I would not change for thine. [etc]

I have now expanded my original quartet arrangements of “Drink to me Only” to make quintets.
As before, each instrument gets a turn to play the tune, and the fourth instrument leads as a solo.
Since this therefore results in 5 verses, I decided to transpose the last verse up a tone (following the fashion of many pop songs!)