How can I find out what books have been published about the saxophone? How can I find out what music has been published for saxophone?
You can perform the same searches as recommended under the Books or Recordings tabs above, but search OhioLINK instead of just MaagNET. That will find you the vast majority of materials. You can also use WorldCat or one of the books listed below.
The only comprehensive bibliographical index of music for saxophone. More than 18,000 works for saxophone from 1844-2003, the entire lifespan of the saxophone, are cross-indexed by composer and instrumentation. Each entry includes title, duration, year of composition, publisher, arranger, dedicatee, movement titles, and composer information.
The 160-year history of the saxophone comes to brilliant life in Michael Segell's wonderfully researched, beautifully told The Devil's Horn. Beginning with "a sound never heard before," Segell's portrait follows the iconographic instrument as it is lauded for its sensuality, then outlawed for its influence, and finally credited with changing the face of popular culture. A deeply personal story of one man's love for music-making, a universal story of artistic and political revolution, and a trenchant critique of the global forces that stand in art's way, The Devil's Hornis music writing at its very finest.
3-volume dictionary/encyclopedia of musical instruments. The entry on "saxophone" is approximately 6 pages and is divided into the following sections: (1) General, (2) Compass, (3) Technique, (4) History, (5) Manufacture, and (6) Use. Photos and illustrations. Bibliography of 14 writings.