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Emile Jonas: Prière for SATB saxophone quartet

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By Emile Jonas

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Woodwind Ensemble,Woodwind Quartet Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Emile Jonas. Arranged by Paul Wehage. Jewish, Romantic Period, Sacred, Standards. 19 pages. Musik Fabrik Music Publishing #22999. Published by Musik Fabrik Music Publishing (A0.532796).

Item Number: A0.532796

Emile Jonas was born March 5, 1827 in Paris and died on May 21, 1905 at Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Jonas entered the Paris Conservatory in 1841, studying piano and harmonie in the class of Félix Le Couppey, and composition with Michele Carafa. In 1849, he won the second Grand Prix de Rome with his Cantata Antonio. In 1847, Jonas became an assistant to the solfege classes at the Paris Conservatory, becoming a full professor in 1857. In 1859, be was named professor of musical composition and harmony at the Imperial military conservatory. In 1870, he retired from the Conservatory and took the post of Musical Director of the Garde Impériale. He was also cantor and choral director of the Portuguese synagogue in the rue Lamartine in Paris. Jonas was famous in his time for his comic operas, especially "Le Canard à trois becs". His work "Prière" for saxophone quartet or sextet is one of the first ensemble pieces ever written for the saxophone. In 1854, he published a collection of Hebrew songs of the Sephardic tradition. This is the score and parts for the SATB saxophone quartet version. The version for SAATTB sextet is available as mfej001a on this site.

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