An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Repertoire for Alto Saxophone and Piano for Developing College-Level Alto Saxophonists, with an Analysis of Yvon Bourrel's Sonate Pour Alto Saxophone Et Piano Page: 12
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Sonate, Op. 115 - Jean Absil
Absil, Jean (1893-1974) Belgium
Sonate, Op. 115 pour Saxophone Alto et Piano
Paris: Henry Lemoine, (p 1963)
Dedication: a Georges Gourdet
Jean (Nicolas Joseph) Absil was born in Hainaut, in 1893 and died in Brussels in
1974. In 1913 he began organ studies at the Brussels conservatory, changing to
composition in 1920. In 1921 he was appointed director of the Ettebeek Music School.
In 1930 he began teaching practical harmony at the Brussels Conservatory, earning a
professorship in 1936. He was appointed professor of fugue in 1939. Absil was elected
to the Belgian Royal Academy in 1955, and was awarded the Prix Quinquennial by the
Belgian government in 1964.25
25 Henri VanHulst: "Absil, Jean (Nicolas Joseph)" Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed 7
August 2004), <http://www.grovemusic.com>
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Kallestad, Scott D. An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Repertoire for Alto Saxophone and Piano for Developing College-Level Alto Saxophonists, with an Analysis of Yvon Bourrel's Sonate Pour Alto Saxophone Et Piano, dissertation, December 2005; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4959/m1/20/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .