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The three lowest tone holes on the baritone saxophone – A, B flat and B on a model built by Alistair Hanson. The baritone is the lowest member of the saxophone family in common use. Anyone interested in this beautiful instrument can find more information at http:// www.saxophonesdirect.com.
The company is based in Marsden, Yorkshire, England. Camera details: Canon PowerShot A3100 IS, Auto setting
Please scroll down for a video on how saxophones are manufactured and a one of them being played.
The video about the manufacture of saxophones was made in one of the factories of Heni Selmer, the first ever manufacturer of saxophones.
The performance video is of a 19th century saxophone solo, composed by Jean Baptiste Singelee in 1863, played by Randy Emerick on an original Adolphe Sax baritone saxophone made in 1861 at Sax’s first saxophone factory. This piece, commissioned and published by Adolphe Sax himself, would have been first played on an identical baritone saxophone. Musicians are:
Randy Emerick, 1861 Adolphe Sax baritone saxophone
Richard Brookens, soprano saxophone
Neal Bonsanti, alto saxophone
Scott Klarman, tenor saxophone