Plas Johnson played the original sax music for the Pink Panther theme on tenor sax.
Great player, I saw him live a few years back in Carmel, not long after I started playing saxophone actually.
The original tune has tenor on the melody.
I have also played a saxophone quartet arrangement of the Pink Panther Theme, it’s pretty fun. Even played the bari part a couple of times. It’s not a beginning piece- probably would call it intermediate-advanced, a couple parts are tricky.
Henry Mancini wrote some cool music, so if you would like the Pink Panther and some of his other songs, you could get
The arrangements on the CD feature a jazz trio and, in some cases, a full orchestra. All books are compatible with each other and are playable in any instrumental combination. Titles include: Baby Elephant Walk * Breakfast at Tiffany’s * Days of Wine and Roses * Le Jazz Hot! * Moon River * Peter Gunn * The Pink Panther and more.