Neil McGovern

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Neil McGovern is a professional saxophone performer and teacher based in Elephant & Castle, London.
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Neil plays the saxophone.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years
Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Classical crossover, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Gospel, Avant garde, Experimental, Pop, Covers, Funk, Soul, Tribute, World music, Indian music, Bollywood
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Concert, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Producer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Sound technician, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Please note this is just a small sample of possible tunes, there are many more which are possible.
All The Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Blue Bossa
Cold Duck Time
Darn That Dream
Girl from Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Just The Two Of Us
Lullaby of Birdland
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Mr Magic
Pick Up The Pieces
The Pink Panther Theme
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Song For My Father
St Thomas
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
T'Pau - China In Your Hand
Dire Straits - Your Latest Trick
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
George Michael - Careless Whisper
Bill Withers - Just The Two Of Us
Gabriel's Oboe
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Air on the G String
Vivaldi - Four Seasons
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro
Schubert - Ave Maria
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Saint-Saens - The Swan
Massenet - Méditation
Recital Repertoire:
Absil, Jean - Sonata
Albright, William - Sonata
Babbitt - Accompanied Recitative
Bach - Sonata in Gm BWV1020
Beck, Conrad - Nocturne
Bonneau, Paul : Suite pour saxophone alto et piano
Bozza, Eugene - Aria
Capletti, Daniel - Ge(r)ms
Carter - Pastoral
Creston, Paul - Sonata
Cutler, Joe - Urban Myths
Denisov - Sonata
Desenclos, Alfred - Prelude, Cadence et Finale
Devreese, Frederic - Ostinati
Fafchamps, Jean-Luc - Decalcomanie de Reich et Ligeti
Françaix, Jean - Cinq danses exotiques
Franck - Violin Sonata
Grovlez, Gabriel - Sarabande Et Allegro
Hindemith - Sonata
Ibert - Histoires
Iturralde, Pedro - Pequena Czardas
Jolivet, Andre - Fantasie Impromptu
Koechlin, Charles - 15 Etudes for Saxophone & Piano
Koller, Hans - Spiritualise
Lunde, Lawson - Sonata
Lysight, Michel - Chronographie IX
Maurice, Paule - Tableaux de Provence
Milhaud - Scaramouche
Nodaira, Ichiro - Arabesque III
Piazzola - Histoire du Tango
Quate, Amy - Light of Sothis
Ravel - Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte
Ravel - Pièce en forme de Habanera
Rorem, Ned - Picnic on the Marne
Schmitt, Florent - Songe de Coppelius
Senk, Nina - Impetus
Wood, Nigel - Schwarzer Tänzer
Woods, Phil - Sonata
Yoshimatsu, Takashi - Fuzzy Bird Sonata
Zupko, Mischa - In Transit
Bennett, Ed - Do Not Bend
Binge, Ronald - Concerto
Birtwistle - Panic
Clancy, Sean - Strange to See You
Dubois, Pierre Max - Concerto
Glazunov - Concerto
Holcombe, Bill - Blues Concerto for alto saxophone
Ibert - Concertino da Camera
Schmitt, Florent - Légende
Tomasi, Henri - Concerto
Villa-Lobos - Fantasia
Yoshimatsu, Takashi - Saxophone Concerto
Bach - Sonata for Violin Solo No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003 - 4. Allegro
Berio - Sequenza IXb
Bozza, Eugene - Etudes
Cockroft, Barry - KuKu
Debussy - Syrinx
Dunmall, Paul - 60 Studies
Fitkin, Graham - Jim and Pam and Pam and Jim
Grisey - Anabuis et Nout
Leigh Harris, Richard - Encore IX
Havel, Christopher - Oxyton
Lauba, Christian - Balafon
Mead, Andrew - Scena
Noda, Ryo - Improvisation I
Noda, Ryo - Mai
Piazolla - Tango Etudes
Scelsi, Giacinto - Maknongan
Clyne, Anna - Choke
Engebretson, Mark - SaxMax
Jodlowski, Pierre - Mixtion
Rafferty, Dave - Dysmorphia
Reich, Steve - New York Counterpoint
Shatin, Judith - Penelope's Song
Subotnik, Morton - In Two Worlds
Shaw, Steve - Bombslot
Andriessen - Hout
Bennett, Ed - Cartoon Music
Downes, Andrew - Dreamland
Koechlin, Charles - Epitaph de Jean Harlow
Milhaud - La Creation Du Monde
Nin, Joaquin - Le Chant de Veilleur
Hindemith - Konzertstück
Noda,Ryo - Murasaki No Fuchi 1
Stockhausen - Knabenduett


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£350


From customers:

Michele (
3 years ago

"You played a very crazy and difficult part with so much passion and energy, and the result was really unbelievable!"

Kyle P
14 years ago

"Very comfortable in crossover repertoire."

From other musicians:

11 January 2016

Neil worked with my wind trio Gelachter Trio for a performance at the V and A Museum in 2011. He is a world class performer and a pleasure to work with.