“Mack The Knife”
Saxophone Music and Backing Track

(as recorded by Bobby Darin)

Watch and listen to Johnny’s version on video:

Mack The Knife Saxophone Music

Although several big artists recorded it, the most popular and famous recording of Mack The Knife was the Bobby Darin version. Here are a few interesting facts about this great song:

  • Written in 1928 in Germany, by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht for the Three Penny Opera
  • Recorded by Darin in 1958 and released as a single in 1959
  • Was the #1 song on the rock & roll charts in 1959
  • Selected as record of the year in 1959

The fabulous band arrangement was written by Richard Wess, who also arranged many other hits for artists such as Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, and the Drifters to name just a few.

This backing track was totally inspired by this recording and the arrangement was done to sound as close as possible to this awesome version done back in the late 50’s, in what was surely a remarkable day in the recording studio for everyone involved in the session that created real magic!

Song Key

Harmonically, it’s in the concert key of B flat major. The song modulates several times throughout going up a semi-tone each time creating a beautiful climactic ending.

For the tenor sax it starts off in the key of C major. The altos start off in the key of G major.

The Mack The Knife Saxophone Music Download Includes Audio Track & Music Charts:

  • same tracks as in the music video above (one with sax and one without sax)
  • high quality MP3 file (192 kbps)
  • music charts for all Bb and Eb saxes
  • charts print as full size music sheets

The 2nd audio track has the lead sax separated to one channel giving you full control to as much or as little lead sax you need to help guide you as you are learning the song.

Download the Mack the Knife Saxophone Music and backing track

To download the saxophone music sheets and audio play-along backing track click the button below. After payment you receive an email containing your special link to the download page:

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thanks, now download the song and have fun!
rock on,
Johnny Ferreira