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Black-sheep Relative

American saxophone concertos -
heard by
RON BIERMAN

'... the two premieres are definitely worth hearing.'

Martyrs for the Faith - American Saxophone Concertos. © 2012 Douglas Hedwig

Antoine-Joseph 'Adolphe' Sax began designing instruments similar to today's saxophone in the 1840s, too late for them to be accepted as part of what had already become the standard symphony orchestra. They were considered middle class and at first appeared primarily in military and marching bands. The 'middle class' label was later reinforced as they became widely used in popular music.

But Sax believed he had designed a new classical instrument, and fortunately had one of history's most adventurous and skilled orchestrators as a contemporary...

Copyright © 25 June 2013 Ron Bierman,
San Diego, USA

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MARTYRS FOR THE FAITH - AMERICAN SAXOPHONE CONCERTOS

SAXOPHONE MUSIC

MSR CLASSICS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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