Degree Name

Master of Music

Department or Program



Kelley, Richard P.


The purpose of this research paper is to present historical information and theoretical analysis of four selected compositions that feature the saxophone as soloist with either piano or electronic accompaniment. These four compositions were performed at a recital on March 30, 2013. The pieces performed were Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice, Movements I and II from Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano by William Albright, Billie by Jacob Ter Veldhuis, and Fantaisie by Jules Demersseman.

Each chapter presents biographical information on the composer and theoretical and harmonic analysis of the pieces performed.