Trio in B flat Major, D471
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Saxophone Trio SAB/SAT
Trio in B flat Major D471 by Franz Schubert arranged for saxophone trio. Like so many of Schubert’s instrumental works, this trio is an incomplete composition. The string trio consists of a completed first movement marked ‘Allegro’ and only a few bars of a slower second movement. This transcription for saxophone trio is of the complete first movement only.
Trio in B flat Major D471 was originally scored for the usual string trio ensemble of violin, viola, and cello. This transcription is for saxophone trio: soprano, alto, and either baritone or tenor saxophones (parts are included for both). It is a straightforward example of Classical sonata-allegro form. In many ways it looks back to earlier composers such as Haydn and Mozart.
There is one instance of altissimo in each of the soprano and alto parts. Suggestions are given for transpositions should that be necessary. The bari/tenor part requires no altissimo.
- The range for each saxophone part is shown below.
- Audio and score excerpts are available above.
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