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Jules Demersseman - Introduction et Variations sur Le Carnaval de Venise for alto saxophone and piano

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By Jules Demersseman

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Piano, Alto Sax - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Jules Demersseman. Arranged by Paul Wehage. Repertoire, Recital. Score, Solo Part. 25 pages. Published by Musik Fabrik Music Publishing (S0.62527).

Item Number: S0.62527

Jules Demersseman was born on January 9, 1833 in Hondschoote, a small town in the north of Francenow near the border of Belgium. He entered the Paris Conservatory in 1844 in the class of Jean-LouisTulou and won a first prize in flute in 1845. Demersseman had a career as a pedogogue and soloist, oftenperforming his own compositions. A close friend of Adolphe Sax, he wrote some of the first works everwritten for the saxophone, as well as for the saxhorn and for Sax‘s valved trombone, most of which werepublished by Sax himself.. Demersseman died in Paris on December 1, 1866 at the age of 33.The thème of this set of variations was probably originally written by the 19th century Flute VirtuososPaul-Agricole Génin (although it may also be of traditional original) and was used as a subject for variationsby such composers as Bosch, Liszt and Arban, among others. Demersseman wrote a number of versions ofthis work, including an orchestration for wind band.

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