Danse Noble (1902)
Émile Paladilhe (1844 – 1926)
Saxophone Trio ATB
Danse Noble by Paladilhe, arranged for saxophone trio ATB. This trio is an elegant little dance that began life as a work for piano. This setting is for saxophone trio: alto, tenor, and bari saxes. The alto and tenor saxes trade melody and counter melody statements while the bari sax provides a quiet bass line. The arrangement for saxophone trio is raised one half step from the original key of A major to B flat major.
- The range for each saxophone part is shown below.
- Audio and score excerpts are available above.
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The late 19th century French composer Émile Paladilhe is mostly forgotten today but in his time was well respected and admired. His works were performed throughout the concert halls and opera stages of Europe. Today singers remember him for a few of songs and oboists for his “Solo for Oboe” also known as “Concertante”. Sax players may know that piece too. A transcription is included in the widely available Concert and Contest Collection for Alto Saxophone.