Timeline of the Saxophone

Timeline created by lpardy
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  • Adolphe Sax is Born

    Adolphe Sax is Born
    Adolphe Timeline 1Sax was born on November 6, 1814, in Dinant, which was part of France at the time and was then annexed by the Netherlands. Charles Sax, his father made instruments for the Dutch. Adolphe worked with him. He studied instrument making with his father. This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.
  • Adolphe Improves the Bass Clarinet the Forerunner of the Saxophone

    Adophe Timeline2Adolphe was twenty when he improved the bass-clarinet.
  • Saxophone (Saxhorn) Invented by Adolphe

    Wikpedia on Adolphe SaxSaxophone invented by Adolphe Sax, in Paris. Originally called a saxhorn, since it contained both woodwind and brass parts.
  • Hector Berlioz Likes the First Saxophone

    Hector Berlioz Likes the First Saxophone
    Hector BerliozAdolphe Sax showed his first creation of a bass saxophone to Hector Berlioz. The composer was impressed with the uniqueness of the instrument and its versatility.
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  • Early Baritone Saxophone in Newspaper Written by Berlioz

    Berlioz SurpriseIn 1842 Sax showed Berlioz an early version of the baritone saxophone. Berlioz tells Sax he will let him know what he thinks the next day. The next day the answer is written in the most influential art magazine of Paris. He likes it!
  • Adolphe Saxophones at Paris Industrial Exhibition

    Adolphe  Saxophones at Paris Industrial Exhibition
    All Sax's Instruments http://orgs.usd.edu/nmm/cutler6.html
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  • Berlioz Uses Saxophone in His Choral Work

    Hector Berlioz
    Berlioz includes saxophone Chant Sacre performance.
  • Adolphe Faces Accusations of Fraud

    Adolphe Faces Accusations of Fraud
    Adolphe Accusations Wieprecht, a German bandleader says he made the first saxophone. There was a showdown in Germany. Lizst attended where Wieprecht and Sax both play their saxophones. It is obvious that Sax knows what he is doing whereas Wieprecht does not. Wieprecht admits defeat and becomes a devoted follower of Sax.
  • Saxophones Used in French Bands

    saxophones now used in bands
  • Saxophones Patented

    Adolphe's saxophones patented
  • Saxophone School Set Up

  • Gold Medal at Paris Industrial Exhibition

    Adolphe wins gold medal at Paris Industrial Exhibition.
  • Alt-Saxophone

    Adolphe creates the alt-saxophone.
  • Saxophone First Played in USA

    Saxophone first played in the United States
  • Wagner Uses Saxophone

    Wagner Uses Saxophone
    Wagner uses saxophones in an opera http://jeffheisler.weebly.com/uploads/8/4/7/0/8470103/saxophone_history_timeline.pdf
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  • Patent Expires

    The patent for the saxophone expired and the Millereau Co. patents the saxophone featuring a forked F# key.
  • Changes to Saxophone

    Adophe Timeline 2Association Des Ouvriers--makes changes to the saxophone.
  • Adolphe Sax Dies

    Adolphe Sax Dies
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    Photo by Jay C. Easton
  • Moved to America

    Military bands started using saxophones in America.
  • Jazz

    Jazz
    Saxiphones become part of jazz.
  • Many Mechanical Changes

    Selmer made many changes to help the saxophone be more playable and in tune.
  • Selmer Mark VII

    Selmer Mark VII
    Saxophone TimelineSelmer Mark VII This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Jmm1713 at the wikipedia project. This applies worldwide.
  • Yamaha Produces Saxophones

    Yamaha Produces Saxophones
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  • Super Actions Series

    Super Actions Series
    The Super Action Series II
  • Left Hand Fingering

    Developed a saxophone with left hand fingering