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Composers have been writing music for hundreds of years. When asked to name a classical composer, the average person might think of Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Chopin or Mozart. As a musician, these names inspire awe in me, but as a saxophonist, they mean nothing. This is because there are no compositions for saxophone by any of these composers. Why? Because the saxophone did not exist during their eras. As a result of the instrument being so new, saxophone players have a relatively small repertoire of music to choose from. This shortage creates a need.
McLennon, Erin M., "Opus Collective--A Recording of New Music for the Saxophone" (2002). Honors Theses. 1637.
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