The Saxophone in Puerto Rico: History and Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works

by Marcos David Colón-Martín

Institution: Louisiana State University
Department: Music
Degree: DMA
Year: 2015
Keywords: saxophone; Puerto Rican music; Puerto Rican composers; saxophone history; Caribbean; Puerto Rico
Record ID: 2059726
Full text PDF: http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-04072015-230133/


The tradition of classical saxophone performance in Puerto Rico officially began quite recently in 1994. Musicians performing regularly in the style are few and local composition of new music for the instrument is rare. This research provides a historical overview of the saxophone in the musical culture of Puerto Rico and explores reasons for the delay on saxophone classical performance to develop. In an attempt to help promote the local performance and composition of new works, the author provides an annotated bibliography of music for saxophone by selected Puerto Rican composers.