Fantaisie (Demersseman)

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Jules Demersseman

Jules Demersseman (arr. Ted Hegvik)

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General Info

Year: 1860 / 2010
Duration: c. 7:25
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Saxophone and piano
Publisher: Northeastern
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.


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Program Notes

Written only 20 years after the saxophone's invention, this 1860 masterpiece captured, for the first time, the enormous potential of the saxophone.

- Program note by publisher

Fantaisie sur un Thème Original, written by Jules Demersseman in 1860, was composed in the early days of the saxophone's history, when the instrument was relatively unknown. The high technical facility called for in this work is thus all the more surprising. Demersseman had an outstanding reputation as a flute virtuoso; as a composer, he was known for his flute and saxophone fantasies.

- Program note by Sacramento Symphonic Winds concert program, 28 October 2012


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Works for Winds by this Composer


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