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XYL Balafon 2, 12th Study for Alto Saxophone

COMPOSER: Christian Lauba
PUBLISHER: Alphonse Leduc
PRODUCT TYPE: Book and CD
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Saxophone
Born in Tunisia in 1952, Christian Lauba has been a prominent contemporary composer, winning many prizes since his graduation from the Conservatory of Bordeaux during the mid-1980s. Lauba is particularly notedfor his compositions for the Saxophone, such as Study No. 12 for Alto Saxophone.
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Composer Christian Lauba
Publisher Alphonse Leduc
Instrumentation Alto Saxophone
Product Type Book and CD
Instrument Group Saxophone
Style Period Post 1901
Genre Studies & Exercises
ISMN 9790046298172
Style Period Post 1901
No. AL29817
Description

Born in Tunisia in 1952, Christian Lauba has been a prominent contemporary composer, winning many prizes since his graduation from the Conservatory of Bordeaux during the mid-1980s. Lauba is particularly notedfor his compositions for the Saxophone, such as Study No. 12 for Alto Saxophone.

Published in 2007, Study No. 12, 'XYL' Balafon 2 is highly virtuosic and modern, including multiphonicSaxophone sounds and other advanced technical features. The score of Study No. 12 also comes accompanied with a CD of a prerecorded accompanying part. With a typical performance lasting around six minutes,thisLauba study, nicknamed, 'XYL' Balafon 2 is described as a 'a study for the mastering of circular breathing, the low and high registers, dynamic, rhythmic and melodic crescendos and decrescendos,rational and irrational note-values, chromaticism and digital virtuosity'. For all advanced Alto saxophonists, Study No. 12 provides an alternative, modern work, essential to a varied repertoire.

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