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    Divertimento - Boutry
    Valse-Caprice - Bonneau
    Legende - Shmitt
    Muchynskiy - Sonata

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezozzi View Post
    Just to clarify, are you looking for 'most famous', standards or most performed? Some may disagree, but I personally wouldn't say that a famous piece has to be a standard, nor does a standard have to be the most performed. For projects like this, setting limitations helps immensely, otherwise you could quickly get overwhelmed listing piece after piece because the topic becomes so broad.
    I'm generally looking for the most famous pieces. Pieces that most classical saxophonists have heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivansax View Post
    Divertimento - Boutry
    Valse-Caprice - Bonneau
    Legende - Shmitt
    Muchynskiy - Sonata
    Thanks

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    I'm certain most of these are from some Syllabuses (Syllabi?) for RCM, ABRSM, or others, making them pretty well standard repertoire.

    Sonata for Saxophone and Piano - Lawson Lunde
    Improvisation et Caprice - Eugene Bozza
    Sonatine Sportive - Alexander Tcherepnin
    Sonata - Phil Woods
    Improvisations - Ryo Noda
    Elégie et Rondeau - Karl Husa
    Fuzzy Bird Sonata - Takashi Yoshimatsu
    Caprice en Forme de Valse - Bonneau
    Picnic on the Marne - Rorem

    [edit: didn't see the 2nd page.. took a few doubles out]

    Also, a little less well-known:

    Impromptu et Danse - Eugene Bozza
    Variations on Taki's "Kojo No Tsuki" - Sasamori

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxy251 View Post
    I have been working on a list for wikipedia. I'm trying to list all of the most famous concertos/sonatas for saxophone and the most famous orchestral pieces that include saxophone. So far, this is what I have put on wikipedia:


    Major works for saxophone
    Rapsodie pour Orchestre et Saxophone (1901)—Claude Debussy
    Saxophone Concerto (1934)—Lars-Erik Larsson
    Concertino da camera (1935)—Jacques Ibert
    Concerto in E Flat major for Alto Saxophone (1936)—Alexander Glazunov
    Aria pour Saxophone Alto (1936)—Eugène Bozza
    Sonata for Alto Saxophone (1937)—Bernhard Heiden
    Scaramouche for Alto Saxophone (1937)—Darius Milhaud
    Ballade for Alto Saxophone (1938)—Henri Tomasi
    Sonata, Op. 19 for Alto Saxophone (1939)—Paul Creston
    Sonata for Alto Saxophone (1943)—Paul Hindemith
    Concerto for Alto Saxophone, Op. 26 (1944)—Paul Creston
    Concerto for Alto Saxophone (1948)—Ingolf Dahl
    Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone (1948)—Heitor Villa Lobos
    Concerto for Alto Saxophone (1949)—Henri Tomasi
    Tableaux de Provence (1955)—Paule Maurice
    Concerto pour Saxophone Alto (1959)—Pierre Max Dubois
    Sonata for Alto Saxophone (1970)—Edison Denisov
    Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (1995)—Philip Glass

    Famous orchestral saxophone solos
    Boléro - Maurice Ravel
    Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel
    L'Arlésienne - Georges Bizet
    Romeo and Juliet - Sergei Prokofiev
    Lieutenant Kijé - Sergei Prokofiev
    Alexander Nevsky - Sergei Prokofiev
    Symphonic Dances - Sergei Rachmaninoff
    La création du monde - Darius Milhaud
    Symphony No. 6 - Ralph Vaughn Williams
    Symphony No. 9 - Ralph Vaughn Williams
    Suite for Variety Orchestra - Dmitri Shostakovich
    Suite No. 1 - Dmitri Shostakovich
    Suite No. 2 - Dmitri Shostakovich
    Symphonia Domestica - Richard Strauss
    Háry János - Zoltán Kodály
    Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
    An American in Paris - George Gershwin
    Sinfonia da Requiem - Benjamin Britten
    Violin Concerto - Alban Berg
    Lulu - Alben Berg
    Symphony No. 4 - Charles Ives
    Belshazzar's Feast - William Walton
    The Wooden Prince - Béla Bartók


    What else do I need to add to my list?

    -Thanks
    Marcel Mule transcriptions would be useful .

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    Jules Demersseman-Fantaisie Sur Un Theme Original,

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    For a more comprehensive list, there are three resources you should look up. Definitely all three are great resources, even though the first one is long out of print.

    The first resource is "Saxophone Soloists and Their Music 1844 - 1985" by Harry R. Gee for Indiana Press - Bloomington. I would suggest looking in a library before throwing down the asking price for this out of print book - $170 - $425 is a LOT for a book that only goes through 1985, but if you can reserve it at a library, give it a go. Just remember that this book is FAR from current, having been published only in 1985 - 31 years ago!

    http://www.amazon.com/Saxophone-Solo.../dp/0253350913

    The second resource is a two volume guide to orchestra parts specifically for saxophone, called "The Orchestral Saxophonist," Volumes One and Two by Bruce Ronkin and Robert Frascotti - publisher is Roncorp Publications, although I believe that publishing house merged with Northeastern Music Publication in Glenmoore, PA. All of those saxophone parts within an orchestral setting you mentioned, plus many more you didn't have on the list. If you ever want to sub for an orchestra, you get on the local orchestra's list of saxophonists to call when a saxophone part is available. (There are only a handful of dedicated spots for saxophonists in orchestras, and most of those are filled by people already, so you would be applying for a sub spot, no matter of whether the saxophone spot in the orchestra is a regular spot or whether it is an ad-hoc hire for a particular program.) These books by Bruce Ronkin and Robert Frascotti are a must to get the woodshedding done on all of the saxophone lit for orchestra before you get the call to fill in for someone sick on the day of a concert.

    The Orchestral Saxophonist, Volume One by Bruce Ronkin and Robert Frascotti is S007 and Volume Two is S008. http://www.vcisinc.com/saxophonemusicexcerptsmc.htm

    The third resource is "A Comprehensive Guide to the Saxophone Literature, 1844 - 2012 by Jean-Marie Londeix. This book is truly comprehensive, in that it includes music for saxophone in just about every grouping of musicians including unaccompanied saxophone, saxophone with piano accompaniment, chamber music with saxophone, saxophone only ensembles, and saxophone concertos with either wind band or orchestra accompaniment. There have been 5 editions - 1971, 1985, 1994, 2003, and 2012 (my copy is 2003, but I need to get the 2012 one for more current pieces from live composers.) I would actually appreciate this book in digital form, but to my knowledge, it is hardback only. Luckily, it is still in print, and isn't $400 <lol>. Van Cott Information Services has the book (with an item number of S995) for $84.95. The 2012 publication has 130 more pages than the 2003 published book, so you know the book isn't skimping on more recent compositions. The publisher is Roncorp, and like the orchestral excerpt books above, there is a sticker in the front of my book with Northeastern Music Publication in Glenmoore, PA on it.

    http://www.vcisinc.com/saxophone.htm#S995

    Happy hunting! (I know I am only responding to this post 4 years after the original post, but I hope it will give some people assistance if they find this thread on the web today.)

    Oh, I almost forgot - many people mentioned The Pierre Max Dubois Concerto - he wrote 2 concertos for saxophone, FYI.

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    Upward Stream by Russell Peck for tenor saxophone
    Prelude Cadence et Finale by Desenclos for alto saxophone

    Those two are milestone pieces.
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