Ludwig van Beethoven, (1770-1827)
Saxophone Duet for Any Two Saxophones
Duet in B flat, WoO. 27, No. 3 by Beethoven, arranged for any two saxophones. This is the third in a set of three duets originally written for clarinet and bassoon. The duet is in three sections: I. Allegro sostenuto, II. Aria con variazioni, III. Allegro Assai. The middle movement, Aria con variazioni is the highlight of this duet. Each successive variation is livelier and the melody bounces back and forth from one part to another. The third section (Allegro assai) is extremely brief. This arrangement is intended for Alto and Baritone Saxes but for flexibility, 1st part for Soprano and 2nd part for Tenor are included as well .
- The range for each saxophone part is shown below.
- Audio and score excerpts are available above.
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