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Emile Jonas: Prière for SATB saxophone quartet

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By Emile Jonas

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Saxophone, Woodwind Quartet, SATB Saxophone Quartet - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Emile Jonas. Arranged by Paul Wehage. Romantic Period, Jewish, Sacred, Repertoire. Score, Set of Parts. 19 pages. Published by Musik Fabrik Music Publishing (S0.49187).

Item Number: S0.49187

Emile Jonas was born March 5, 1827 in Paris and died on May 21, 1905 at Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Jonas enteredthe Paris Conservatory in 1841, studying piano and harmonie in the class of Félix Le Couppey, and compositionwith 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 andchoral director of the Portuguese synagogue in the rue Lamartine in Paris. Jonas was famous in his time for his comicoperas, especially "Le Canard à trois becs". His work "Prière" for saxophone quartet or sextet is one of the first ensemblepieces 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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