What is the original saxophone?
The saxophone is known as a reed musical instrument that is a staple in jazz bands. Considered to be newer than other musical instruments in terms of its music history, the saxophone was invented by Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax.
Although Sax was modeling the instrument on the bass clarinet, it appears the first complete instrument he produced was a bass saxophone in C.
Yes! The alto saxophone has a whole family of relatives. Some are the barri saxophone, the tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass saxophone and contra-bass saxophone. The sub-contra-bass saxophone, sopranino saxophone and soprillo saxophone are very uncommon and expensive also, you may never run across one.
It depends, the saxophone has a large family the largest saxophone, the Tubax can stand up to 6 feet tall while the smallest the soprillo is about 8 inches. The saxophone family goes as follows: (Largest, (Lowest) to smallest (highest) Tubax Subcontra-bass Saxophone Contra-bass Saxophone Bass Saxophone Baritone Saxophone Tenor Saxophone C Melody Saxophone (technically only a half step higher than the tenor so about the same size. Alto Saxophone Soprano Saxophone Sopranino Saxophone Soprillo…
The saxophone repertoire is any music written for saxophone, or transcribed for saxophone. This makes this music specific to saxophone and therefore playable on saxophone. Popular classical saxophone repertoire includes such pieces as Concerto-Glazunov, Concertino da Camera-Ibert, Sonata-Creston, Scaramouche-Milhaud.