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The saxophone

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Summary:Discusses the history and development of the saxophone. Includes its use in French military bands, to orchestrations by 20th-century Impressionist composers, to American jazz bands. It also looks at the fascinating character of its creator, Adolphe Sax, whose genius is evident in a series of other absurd wind instruments that he dreamed up. Film footage of live jazz performances by the Duke Ellington Band and the World Saxophone Quartet illustrates the instrument's use in that musical genre.
Provider:Films for the Humanities (Firm)
TransTel (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Saxophone
Saxophone History
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Films@UM Browse terms:Music
Performing Arts
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