For Saxophone. Composed by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Leduc. Classical. Softcover. 4 pages. Alphonse Leduc #AL17679. Published by Alphonse Leduc (HL.48180415).
Item Number: HL.48180415
Initially composed in 1907 for bass voice and piano, Habanera by Maurice Ravel was transcribed for Bb soprano saxophone and piano for this edition. Based on a Cuban contradanza, it features a special habanera rhythm and is generally performed with sung lyrics. In this edition, the saxophone is a substitute for the voice. While composing this piece, Maurice Ravel was also working on two works with Spanish influence: The Spanish Rhapsody and The Spanish Hour. This edition, which can be used for recitals and exams, will enlighten saxophone players. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) is a French composer is really famous for his Impressionist contributions. He wrote numerous pieces, including Daphnis and Chloé and the famous Bollero.