National Music Museum Logo   National Music Museum  
Home  Collections
Virtual Tour
Calendar Gift Shop FAQ Site Index Maker Index

 

NMM 4076. Soprano saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1858


NMM 4076.  Soprano saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1858

NMM 4076. Soprano saxophone in B-flat by by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1858. Serial number 17849. Engraved vertically on right side of bell:  (in script) No 17849 / Saxophone Soprano en si b Breveté / Adolphe Sax à Paris / Fteur de la Mson Milre de l’Empereur / [AS monogram]. Straight, one-piece brass body. Fingered range: low B-natural to high E-flat. Dual octave keys. No touchpieces or rollers on E-flat, low C, G-sharp, low C-sharp, or low B keys. Length: 635 mm. Bell diameter: 86 mm. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Endowment Fund, 1986.




Views of Keys

Note: Click on any image below to enlarge


Neck and mouthpiece

Neck, octave key, and mouthpiece

Left-hand key work
Right-hand key work

Left-hand keywork

Right-hand keywork




Literature:  André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 40.

Richard Ingham, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), p. 17.

Robert S. Howe, "The Invention and Early Development of the Saxophone, 1840-1855," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 29 (2003), p. 173.

Go to Checklist of Saxophones Made by Adolphe (Antoine-Joseph) and Adolphe Edouard Sax

National Music Museum
The University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

©National Music Museum, 2008-2014
Most recent update: April 3, 2014

The University of South Dakota
Return to Top of Page