The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone

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Richard Ingham
Cambridge University Press, 1998 - Music - 226 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone tells the story of the saxophone, its history and technical development from its invention by Adolphe Sax c. 1840 to the end of the twentieth century. It includes extensive accounts of the instrument's history in jazz, rock and classical music as well as providing performance guides. Discussion of the repertoire and soloists from 1850 to the present day includes accessible descriptions of contemporary techniques and trends, and moves into the electronic age with midi wind instruments. There is a discussion of the function of the saxophone in the orchestra, in 'light music', and in rock and pop studios, as well as of the saxophone quartet as an important chamber music medium. The contributors to this volume are some of the finest performers and experts on the saxophone.
 

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Contents

Invention and development
1
In the twentieth century
20
Influential soloists
37
The repertoire heritage
51
The saxophone quartet
65
The mechanics of playing the saxophone Saxophone technique
75
Jazz and rock techniques
88
playing characteristics and doubling
94
Rock and the saxophone
153
The saxophone today The contemporary saxophone
161
Midi wind instruments
184
Teaching the saxophone
189
Notes
198
Appendices
203
Contemporary repertoire
204
Midi repertoire
210

The professional player The saxophone in the orchestra
101
The undocumented
109
The studio player
118
Jazz and the saxophone
125

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