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Quartet of Saxophones by Adolphe Sax

Quartet of saxophones by Adolphe Sax, Paris

Front:  NMM 4076. Soprano saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1858. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Endowment Fund, 1986.

Left:  NMM 4038. Alto saxophone in E-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1857. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Endowment Fund, 1986.

Center:  NMM 4039. Tenor saxophone in B-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1861-1862. Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Endowment Fund, 1986.

Right:  NMM 4040. Baritone saxophone in E-flat by Adolphe Sax, Paris, 1858. Purchase funds gift of Jeannette G. Abbey, Brookings, South Dakota, 1986.

The Belgian-born maker, Adolphe Sax (1814-1894), invented the saxophone about 1840 and was granted a fifteen-year patent in 1846, four years after having moved to Paris.

Five additional instruments by Adolphe Sax and three by his father, Charles Joseph Sax, are also on display in the Cutler Gallery.



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