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Introduction and Variations on "The Carnival of Venice"

From Wind Repertory Project
Jules Demersseman

Jules Demersseman (arr. Frederick Hemke) (band accompaniment by Herbert L Clarke and R Mark Rogers)


Subtitle: Alto Saxophone Solo with Band Accompaniment


General Info

Year: c. 1860 / 1986 / 2005
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: VI (soloist); IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Alto Saxophone
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

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Program Notes

Jules Demersseman was friends with Adolphe Sax, creator of the saxophone, and wrote some of the first pieces ever written for the saxophone. It was because of his close friendship with Adolphe Sax that Demersseman wrote The Carnival of Venice for one of Sax’s students. Demersseman died at the age of 33 from tuberculosis.

- Program Note by Amador Valley High School Wind Ensemble I concert program, 19 December 2013


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Works for Winds by this Composer


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