Initially composed in 1907 for bass voice and piano, Habanera
by Maurice Ravel was transcribed for Bb soprano saxophone and piano for this edition. Based on a Cuban contradanza, it features a special habanera rhythm and is generally performed with sung lyrics. In this edition, the saxophone is a substitute for the voice. While composing this piece, Maurice Ravel was also working on two works with Spanish influence: The Spanish Rhapsody
and The Spanish Hour
. This edition, which can be used for recitals and exams, will enlighten saxophone players. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) is a French composer is really famous for his Impressionist contributions. He wrote numerous pieces, including Daphnis and Chloé
and the famous Bollero
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