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Scores Saxophone Quartet Grade 5 to 8

Miserere - Quatuor de Saxophones - ALLEGRI G.


Gregorio Allegri

Quatuor de Saxophones


La lettre à Elise - Quatuor de Saxophones - BEETHOVEN L. V.

Für Elise (Saxophone Quartet)

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Quatuor de Saxophones


Volver - Quatuor de Saxophones - GARDEL C.

Volver (Saxophone Quartet)

Carlos Gardel

Quatuor de Saxophones


Pavane - Quatuor de Saxophones - FAURE G.

Pavane de Fauré

Gabriel Fauré

Quatuor de Saxophones


Canon - Quatuor de Saxophones - PACHELBEL J.

Canon Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel

Quatuor de Saxophones


Ave Maria - Quatuor de Saxophones - SCHUBERT F.

Ave Maria

Franz Schubert

Quatuor de Saxophones


Ave Maria - Quatuor de Saxophones - BACH J. S. GOUDOD C.

Ave Maria (Gounod)

Jean-Sébastien Bach

, Charles Gounod

Quatuor de Saxophones


Allegretto 7e symphonie - Quatuor de Saxophones  - BEETHOVEN L. V.

Allegretto 7e symphonie

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Quatuor de Saxophones


Tonka - Ensemble de Saxophones - VEYS A.


Adrien Veys

Ensemble de Saxophones


Rumichaca - Quatuor de Saxophones - TRADITIONNEL COLOMBIEN


Traditionnel Colombien

Quatuor de Saxophones


A saxophone quartet is an ensemble composed of four saxophones, typically soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. Different members of the saxophone family are used to provide a wider range and variety of tonal colors.

The saxophone was developed in 1840 by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian flutist and clarinetist based in Brussels. Sax made considerable efforts to popularize the instrument, but was opposed by his fellow instrument makers of the time. Although originally conceived as an orchestral instrument, it was through military music that the instrument first experienced significant growth. The composer Jean-Baptiste Singelee wrote scores for four saxophones in the 19th century. These include the Allegro de concert (AATB), the Quatuor en 4 Parties (SATB) and the Grand Quatuor Concertant en 3 Parties (SATB). In 1878, the Gilmour Band featured a saxophone quartet with Edouard Lefèbre as soloist. In 1905, Lefèbre formed his saxophone quartet with a repertoire of transcriptions.

Marcel Mule, who was the second saxophone teacher at the Paris Conservatory after Adolphe Sax himself. In 1928, he founded the Quatuor de la Musique de la Garde Républicaine, later known as the Quatuor de saxophones de Paris, then the Marcel Mule Quartet. The founding members were:

Many works for saxophone quartet that are now part of the standard repertoire were written for this ensemble. Mule himself also arranged works for this ensemble.

Daniel Deffayet was a student of Marcel Mule, and later a professor of saxophone at the Paris Conservatory. In 1953, he founded the "Saxophone Quartet Daniel Deffayet".

Jean-Yves Fourmeau formed his own quartet in 1979. These ensembles have contributed significantly to the expansion of the repertoire through their work with composers. Among the renowned composers who have written scores for the quartets are Phil Woods, Alexander Glazunov, Eugene Bozza, Philip Glass and others. Since the 1970s, jazz quartets have begun to emerge, expanding the scope of the ensemble and the idiom of the repertoire.

Saxophone quartets abound in amateur, professional and university ensembles. The last World Saxophone Congress in 2015 held a competition specifically for saxophone quartets with a first prize of 4000 euros and a recital, won by the Keuris Saxophone Quartet.

While the SATB remains the most common classical configuration, the soprano is sometimes replaced by another alto, leading to an AATB configuration, especially in jazz and contemporary ensembles. Other configurations exist, notably the Four Baritones Quartet.

Our PDF scores for Saxophone Quartet are published with the 4-part conductor as well as the separate parts. One of the best selling pieces for 3e cycle is Richard Galliano's "Tango pour Claude" in tribute to Claude Nougaro.

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