when was the alto sax created

when was the alto sax created?

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Nov 03, 2009
Adolphe Sax
by: Anonymous

My best friend just gave a speech on this for a class! Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone but it began as a sort of bass clarinet. Adolphe Sax filed for a French patent in 1846 but it is believed that he created it and other versions of the saxophone beginning around 1840-1841. However, no one really knows for sure when he first invented it.

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Nov 04, 2009
Birth of the saxophone
by: Dan

According to Thomas Liley in the Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone, Adolphe Sax presented an early version of the saxophone at the Brussels Exhibition of 1841. He later moved to Paris and, in June, 1842, his instrument received a glowing review from the French composer Hector Berlioz, no less. Sax played one of his saxophones at the Paris Conservatoire later that month. Liley notes that Sax was producing saxophones for military bands by 1845. It would be fair to say that the saxophone was created in in Brussels in 1840, shown to the public there in 1841 and went into production between 1842 and 1845 in Paris.

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