Time to recognize Paule Maurice. Students, family, friends can share a story...
Paule Maurice's "Tableaux De Provence," written between 1948 and 1955, is one of the most widely studied compositions of the classical saxophone genre, and not because there are no other compositions to study. It was originally written for Eb saxophone and orchestra, but is most often performed as a saxophone and piano piece. Paule Charlotte Marie Jeanne Maurice was born in 1910 and died in 1967, nineteen years after Tableaux de Provence was begun. It is a beautiful and intriguing piece that challenges the saxophonist both technically and aesthetically. It has been recorded over 40 times by professional performers and yet she is relatively unknown. It is true that classical saxophone is not a commonly known genre and one thinks of jazz more often then classical, but the undeniable fact is that the overwhelming majority of performers who record this piece include Tableaux De Provence with the finest peices of the classical saxophone canon. Paule Maurice composed during a time when composition was dominated by men. To read a more in depth study, click on the link below:
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