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Alto saxophone

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The alto saxophone, also referred to as the alto sax, is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments invented by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax in the 1840s, and patented in 1846. [1]

123 relations: Adolphe Sax, Alban Berg, Alexander Glazunov, Allan Pettersson, Altissimo, An American in Paris, Anthony Braxton, Aram Khachaturian, Arno Bornkamp, Art Pepper, Belgians, Benjamin Britten, Benny Carter, Big band, Bobby Watson, Buffet Crampon, Candy Dulfer, Cannonball Adderley, Cannonball Musical Instruments, Carlos Ward, Chamber music, Charlie Parker, Claude Debussy, Claude Delangle, Concert band, Concertino da camera (Ibert), Conn-Selmer, Darius Milhaud, David Sanborn, Der Wein, Dmitri Shostakovich, Don Redman, Donald Sinta, Eric Coates, Eric Dolphy, Eugene Rousseau (saxophonist), Fervaal, Frederick Hemke, Gayane (ballet), George Gershwin, Georges Bizet, Greg Osby, Harry White (saxophonist), Harvey Pittel, Henri Selmer Paris, Henry Threadgill, Jackie McLean, Jacques Ibert, Jazz, Jazz band, ..., Jean-Marie Londeix, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Jimmy Dorsey, John Zorn, Johnny Hodges, Julius Hemphill, Julius Keilwerth, Jupiter Band Instruments, Kenneth Tse, Kenny Garrett, KHS Musical Instruments, Krzysztof Penderecki, L'Arlésienne (Bizet), La création du monde, Larry Teal, Lawrence Gwozdz, Lee Konitz, Leonard Bernstein, List of concert works for saxophone, Lulu (opera), Major sixth, Marcel Mule, Marching band, Mark Gross, Marshall Allen, Maurice Ravel, Military band, Modest Mussorgsky, Oliver Lake, Orchestra, Ornette Coleman, Otis Murphy, Paquito D'Rivera, Paul Creston, Paul Desmond, Phil Woods, Piano, Pictures at an Exhibition, Pierre Boulez, Pli selon pli, Rhapsody in Blue, Richard Strauss, Saxophone, Saxophone Concerto (Glazunov), Saxophone quartet, Scientific pitch notation, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sigurd Raschèr, Sinfonia da Requiem, Sonny Stitt, Soprano saxophone, Steve Coleman, Steve Wilson (jazz musician), Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1 (Shostakovich), Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2 (Shostakovich), Suite for Variety Orchestra (Shostakovich), Swing music, Symphonia Domestica, Symphonic Dances (Rachmaninoff), Tenor saxophone, The Devils of Loudun, The Prince of the Pagodas, Tim Berne, Timothy McAllister, Tom Scott (musician), Vincent d'Indy, Vincent Herring, Violin Concerto (Berg), Vito (Leblanc), West Side Story, Woodwind instrument, Yamaha Corporation, Yanagisawa Wind Instruments. Expand index (73 more) »

Adolphe Sax

Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax (6 November 1814 – 7 February 1894) was a Belgian inventor and musician who invented the saxophone in the early 1840s (patented in 1846).

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Alban Berg

Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer of the Second Viennese School.

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Alexander Glazunov

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (10 August 1865 – 21 March 1936) was a Russian composer, music teacher, and conductor of the late Russian Romantic period.

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Allan Pettersson

Gustaf Allan Pettersson (19September 191120June 1980) was a Swedish composer.

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Altissimo

Altissimo (Italian for very high) is the uppermost register on woodwind instruments.

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An American in Paris

An American in Paris is a jazz-influenced orchestral piece by the American composer George Gershwin, written in 1928.

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Anthony Braxton

Anthony Braxton (born June 4, 1945) is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist who is known in the genre of free jazz.

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Aram Khachaturian

Aram Il'yich Khachaturian (Ара́м Ильи́ч Хачатуря́н; Արամ Խաչատրյան, Aram Xačatryan;; 1 May 1978) was a Soviet Armenian composer and conductor.

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Arno Bornkamp

Arno Bornkamp (Amsterdam, 1959) is a Dutch classical saxophonist, the professor of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and is considered one of the most influential soloists in the classical repertoire.

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Art Pepper

Arthur Edward Pepper Jr. (September 1, 1925 – June 15, 1982) was an American alto saxophonist and very occasional tenor saxophonist and clarinetist.

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Belgians

Belgians (Belgen, Belges, Belgier) are people identified with the Kingdom of Belgium, a federal state in Western Europe.

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Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist.

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Benny Carter

Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader.

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Big band

A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section.

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Bobby Watson

Bobby Watson (born August 23, 1953 in Lawrence, Kansas) is an American saxophonist, composer, and educator.

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Buffet Crampon

Buffet Crampon is a French manufacturer of woodwind musical instruments, including oboes, flutes, saxophones, english horns and bassoons; however, the company is perhaps most famous for their clarinets, as Buffet is the brand of choice for many professionals.

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Candy Dulfer

Candy Dulfer (born 19 September 1969) is a Dutch smooth jazz, funk alto saxophonist and occasional singer who began playing at the age of six.

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Cannonball Adderley

Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Cannonball Musical Instruments

Cannonball Musical Instruments is a manufacturer of saxophones, clarinets, trumpets, flutes, trombones, and musical instrument accessories.

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Carlos Ward

Carlos Ward (born May 1, 1940 in Ancón, Panama) is a jazz alto saxophonist and flautist.

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Chamber music

Chamber music is a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments—traditionally a group that could fit in a palace chamber or a large room.

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Charlie Parker

Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

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Claude Debussy

Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer.

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Claude Delangle

Claude Delangle is a French classical saxophonist.

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Concert band

A concert band, also called wind ensemble, symphonic band, wind symphony, wind orchestra, wind band, symphonic winds, symphony band, or symphonic wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments, along with the double bass or bass guitar.

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Concertino da camera (Ibert)

The Concertino da camera for alto saxophone and eleven instruments was written by Jacques Ibert in 1935.

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Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer, Inc. is an American manufacturer of musical instruments for concert bands, marching bands and orchestras.

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Darius Milhaud

Darius Milhaud (4 September 1892 – 22 June 1974) was a French composer, conductor, and teacher.

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David Sanborn

David Sanborn (born July 30, 1945) is an American alto saxophonist.

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Der Wein

"" (The Wine) is a concert aria for soprano and orchestra, composed in 1929 by Alban Berg.

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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич|Dmitriy Dmitrievich Shostakovich,; 9 August 1975) was a Russian composer and pianist.

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Don Redman

Donald Matthew Redman (July 29, 1900 – November 30, 1964) was an American jazz musician, arranger, bandleader, and composer.

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Donald Sinta

Donald J. Sinta (born June 16, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American classical saxophonist, educator, and administrator.

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Eric Coates

Eric Coates (27 August 1886 – 21 December 1957) was an English composer of light music and a viola player.

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Eric Dolphy

Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. (June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist and flautist.

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Eugene Rousseau (saxophonist)

Eugene Rousseau (born August 23, 1932 in Blue Island, Illinois) is an American classical saxophonist.

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Fervaal

Fervaal is an opera (action musicale or lyric drama) in three acts with a prologue by the French composer Vincent d'Indy, his opus 40.

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Frederick Hemke

Fred Hemke, DMA (né Frederick Leroy Hemke, Jr.; born July 11, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American virtuoso classical saxophonist and influential former professor of saxophone at Northwestern University.

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Gayane (ballet)

Gayane (Gayaneh or Gayne (the e is pronounced); Գայանե); is a four-act ballet with music by Aram Khachaturian.

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George Gershwin

George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist.

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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (25 October 18383 June 1875), registered at birth as Alexandre César Léopold Bizet, was a French composer of the romantic era.

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Greg Osby

Greg Osby (born August 3, 1960) is an American jazz saxophonist who plays mainly in the free jazz, free funk and M-Base idioms.

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Harry White (saxophonist)

Harry Kinross White (born 1967) is an American-born classical saxophonist living in Switzerland.

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Harvey Pittel

Harvey Pittel (born June 22, 1943) is an American saxophonist who performs principally in North America, and, before retiring, was the Professor of Saxophone at the University of Texas at Austin Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music in the College of Fine Arts.

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Henri Selmer Paris

Henri Selmer Paris company is a French-based international family-owned enterprise, manufacturer of musical instruments based at Mantes-la-Ville near Paris, France.

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Henry Threadgill

Henry Threadgill (born February 15, 1944) is an American composer, saxophonist, and flautist, who came to prominence in the 1970s leading jazz ensembles with unusual instrumentation and often incorporating genres other than jazz.

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Jackie McLean

John Lenwood "Jackie" McLean (May 17, 1931 – March 31, 2006) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and educator, and is one of the few musicians to be elected to the ''Down Beat'' Hall of Fame in the year of their death.

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Jacques Ibert

Jacques François Antoine Marie Ibert (15 August 18905 February 1962) was a French classical composer.

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Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jazz band

A jazz band (jazz ensemble or jazz combo) is a musical ensemble that plays jazz music.

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Jean-Marie Londeix

Jean-Marie Londeix (20 September 1932) is a French saxophonist born in Libourne who studied saxophone, piano, harmony and chamber music.

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Jean-Yves Fourmeau

Jean-Yves Fourmeau is a French classical saxophonist and is the classical music professor at the CRR de Cergy-Pontoise.

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Jimmy Dorsey

James Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was a prominent American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and big band leader.

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John Zorn

John Zorn (born September 2, 1953) is an American composer, arranger, record producer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres, including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf, metal, soundtrack, ambient, and improvised music.

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Johnny Hodges

John Cornelius Hodges (July 25, 1907 – May 11, 1970) was an American alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with Duke Ellington's big band.

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Julius Hemphill

Julius Arthur Hemphill (January 24, 1938 – April 2, 1995) was a jazz composer and saxophone player.

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Julius Keilwerth

The Julius Keilwerth company is a German saxophone manufacturer, established in 1925.

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Jupiter Band Instruments

Jupiter Band Instruments, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

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Kenneth Tse

Kenneth Tse 謝德驥 (born 1972) is a Chinese American classical saxophonist.

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Kenny Garrett

Kenny Garrett (born October 9, 1960) is a Grammy Award-winning American post-bop jazz saxophonist and flautist who gained recognition in his youth as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and of Miles Davis's band.

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KHS Musical Instruments

KHS Musical Instruments Co., Ltd was founded in Taiwan in 1930 as an educational products company, and gained success in the 1950s as a producer of musical instruments.

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Krzysztof Penderecki

Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki (born 23 November 1933) is a Polish composer and conductor.

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L'Arlésienne (Bizet)

Georges Bizet composed L'Arlésienne as incidental music to Alphonse Daudet's play of the same name, usually translated as The Girl from Arles.

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La création du monde

La Création du monde, Op. 81a, is a 15-minute-long ballet composed by Darius Milhaud in 1922–23 to a libretto by Blaise Cendrars, which outlines the creation of the world based on African folk mythology.

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Larry Teal

Larry Teal (26 March 1905 - 11 July 1984) is considered by many to be the father of American orchestral saxophone.

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Lawrence Gwozdz

Lawrence S. Gwozdz (born April 1, 1953) is an American classical saxophonist.

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Lee Konitz

Lee Konitz (born October 13, 1927) is an American composer and alto saxophonist.

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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist.

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List of concert works for saxophone

This is a partial repertoire list of classical works for saxophone.

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Lulu (opera)

Lulu (composed from 1929–1935, premièred incomplete in 1937 and complete in 1979) is an opera in three acts by Alban Berg.

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Major sixth

In music from Western culture, a sixth is a musical interval encompassing six note letter names or staff positions (see Interval number for more details), and the major sixth is one of two commonly occurring sixths.

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Marcel Mule

Marcel Mule (24 June 1901 – 18 December 2001) was a French classical saxophonist.

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Marching band

A marching band is a group in which instrumental musicians perform while marching, often for entertainment or competition.

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Mark Gross

Mark Gross (born February 20, 1966) is a Baltimore-born jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop tradition.

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Marshall Allen

Marshall Belford Allen (born May 25, 1924) is an American free jazz and avant-garde jazz alto saxophone player.

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Maurice Ravel

Joseph Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor.

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Military band

A military band is a group of personnel that performs musical duties for military functions, usually for the armed forces.

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Modest Mussorgsky

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (mɐˈdɛst pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ˈmusərkskʲɪj; –) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five".

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Oliver Lake

Oliver Lake (born September 14, 1942) is an American jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer and poet.

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Orchestra

An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.

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Ornette Coleman

Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman (March 9, 1930 – June 11, 2015) was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer.

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Otis Murphy

Otis Murphy (born 1972) is an American classical saxophonist and saxophone professor at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

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Paquito D'Rivera

Paquito D'Rivera (born June 4, 1948) is a Cuban-born American saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer who plays and composes jazz and classical music.

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Paul Creston

Paul Creston (born Giuseppe Guttoveggio; October 10, 1906 – August 24, 1985) was an Italian American composer of classical music.

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Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond (born Paul Emil Breitenfeld, November 25, 1924 – May 30, 1977) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and composer, best known for his work with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and for composing that group's biggest hit, "Take Five".

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Phil Woods

Philip Wells "Phil" Woods (November 2, 1931 – September 29, 2015) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, and composer.

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Piano

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.

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Pictures at an Exhibition

Pictures at an Exhibition (Картинки с выставки – Воспоминание о Викторе Гартмане, Kartínki s výstavki – Vospominániye o Víktore Gártmane, "Pictures from an Exhibition – A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann"; Tableaux d'une exposition) is a suite of ten pieces (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) composed for the piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874.

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Pierre Boulez

Pierre Louis Joseph Boulez CBE (26 March 1925 – 5 January 2016) was a French composer, conductor, writer and founder of institutions.

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Pli selon pli

Pli selon pli (Fold by fold) is a piece of classical music by the French composer Pierre Boulez.

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Rhapsody in Blue

Rhapsody in Blue is a 1924 musical composition by American composer George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects.

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Richard Strauss

Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras.

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Saxophone

The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.

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Saxophone Concerto (Glazunov)

The Concerto in E flat major for alto saxophone and string orchestra, Op.

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Saxophone quartet

A saxophone quartet is a musical ensemble composed of four saxophones, typically soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.

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Scientific pitch notation

Scientific pitch notation (or SPN, also known as American Standard Pitch Notation (ASPN) and International Pitch Notation (IPN)) is a method of specifying musical pitch by combining a musical note name (with accidental if needed) and a number identifying the pitch's octave.

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Sergei Rachmaninoff

Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (28 March 1943) was a Russian pianist, composer, and conductor of the late Romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular in the Romantic repertoire.

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Sigurd Raschèr

Sigurd Manfred Raschèr (pronounced 'Rah-sher') (15 May 190725 February 2001) was an American saxophonist of German birth.

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Sinfonia da Requiem

Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.

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Sonny Stitt

Edward Hammond Boatner Jr. (February 2, 1924 – July 22, 1982), known professionally as Sonny Stitt, was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom.

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Soprano saxophone

The soprano saxophone is a higher-register variety of the saxophone, a woodwind instrument, invented in the 1840s.

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Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman (born September 20, 1956) is an American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.

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Steve Wilson (jazz musician)

Steve Wilson (born in February 9, 1961) is an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, who is best known in the musical community as a flautist and an alto and soprano saxophonist.

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Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1 (Shostakovich)

The Suite for Jazz Orchestra No.

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Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2 (Shostakovich)

The Suite for Jazz Orchestra No.

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Suite for Variety Orchestra (Shostakovich)

The Suite for Variety Orchestra (Cюита для эстрадного оркестра в восьми частях) (post-1956) is a suite in eight movements by Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Swing music

Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of popular music developed in the United States that dominated in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Symphonia Domestica

Symphonia Domestica (Domestic Symphony), Op. 53, is a tone poem for large orchestra by Richard Strauss.

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Symphonic Dances (Rachmaninoff)

The Symphonic Dances, Op.

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Tenor saxophone

The Tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s.

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The Devils of Loudun

The Devils of Loudun is a 1952 non-fiction novel by Aldous Huxley.

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The Prince of the Pagodas

The Prince of the Pagodas is a ballet created for The Royal Ballet in 1957, by choreographer John Cranko, with music commissioned from Benjamin Britten.

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Tim Berne

Tim Berne (born 1954) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

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Timothy McAllister

Timothy McAllister is an American classical saxophonist and educator.

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Tom Scott (musician)

Thomas Wright “Tom” Scott (born May 19, 1948) is an American saxophonist, composer, and arranger.

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Vincent d'Indy

Paul Marie Théodore Vincent d'Indy (27 March 18512 December 1931) was a French composer and teacher.

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Vincent Herring

Vincent Herring (born November 19, 1964) is an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.

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Violin Concerto (Berg)

Alban Berg's Violin Concerto was written in 1935 (the score is dated 11 August 1935).

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Vito (Leblanc)

Vito is a brand name of Leblanc which was started in 1951.

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West Side Story

West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

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Woodwind instrument

Woodwind instruments are a family of musical instruments within the more general category of wind instruments.

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Yamaha Corporation

() is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment.

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Yanagisawa Wind Instruments

Yanagisawa Wind Instruments is a Japanese woodwind company known for its range of professional grade saxophones.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alto_saxophone

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