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.
Films for the Humanities (Firm); TransTel (Firm)
Performing Arts, Music; Music; Performing Arts; Saxophone; Saxophone History
North America; United States; New Jersey
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- Physical Description
28 minutes; color
Access condition: campus-only.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-090163; Fedora 2 PID: umd:1768; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/1004; OCLC: ocm38015499; Catalog Key: alephsys002942428; Catalog Key: FFH 6677
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