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Introduction and Variations on "The Carnival of Venice"

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Jules Demersseman

Jules Demersseman (arr. Frederick Hemke) (band accompaniment by 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


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
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

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


State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


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