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Ron Rudkin is a talented arranger with years of experience writing for various sized groups, from jazz combo to symphony orchestra, including pops arrangements featuring solo saxophone or saxophone quartet. Ron has produced an extensive collection of charts for “little big band”, 7-9 pieces, which has been performed in concert at various engagements by Ron’s professional groups and by faculty and alumni jazz ensembles at UNCSA.

Below are examples of Ron’s writing.


Orchestral Arrangements (Live Recordings):

Danza Volante
Original composition for tenor saxophone and symphony orchestra. Live concert featuring James Houlik, tenor saxophone, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Ellington Rhapsody

  1. Prelude to a kiss
  2. I Got It Bad, and That Ain’t Good
  3. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Medley for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra featuring Ron with the Winston-Salem Symphony (written for James Houlik)

Ellington Fantasy

  1. Satin Doll
  2. Star-Crossed Lovers
  3. Caravan
  4. It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing

Medley for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra. Written for the New Century Saxophone Quartet, heard here in live performance with the Winston-Salem Symphony



Three American Songs of Love

  1. A Time for Love
  2. When I Fall in Love
  3. My One and Only Love.

Medley for Tenor Saxophone and piano, recorded by Stephen Pollock: “So Near, So Far” (2005) on Alanna Records.
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Christmas Medley
Recorded by the New Century Saxophone Quartet “A New Century Christmas” (2000)
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Jazz Septet & Nonet (Live Recordings):

All selections arranged by Ron Rudkin and performed live by NCSA Faculty-Alumni group in Manteo, NC, 1998-2000
Ron on Alto Sax and Flute

The Duke, Dave Brubeck

Moment’s Notice, John Coltrane

Giant Steps, John Coltrane

Nica’s Dream, Horace Silver

My One and Only Love, Guy Wood & Robert Mellin

In Your Own Sweet Way, Dave Brubeck