Soprano saxophone in B-Flat

Adolphe (Antoine Joseph) Sax Belgian, active France

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Saxophones were conceived as a family of instruments, as seen in Adolphe Sax’s 1846 patent. The saxophone family typically ranges from sopranino to contrabass. The soprano saxophone is the highest voice in a saxophone quartet, which also includes alto, tenor and baritone instruments.

Soprano saxophone in B-Flat, Adolphe (Antoine Joseph) Sax (Belgian, Dinant, Belgium 1814–1894 Paris), unplated brass, wood, French

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