Born in Tunisia in 1952, Christian Lauba
has been a prominent contemporary composer, winning many prizes since his graduation from the Conservatory of Bordeaux during the mid-1980s. Lauba
is particularly noted for his compositions and teaching guides for the Saxophone, such as Nine Studies for Saxophones.
The first volume contains the first four studies; 1) Balafon, 2) Savane, 3) Sanza, and 4) Jungle. Nine Studies for Saxophones
is very modern in style, exploiting extended techniques of the Saxophone to the maximum. These include multiphonic sounds, subtones, slap-tongue, harmonics, flutter tonguing, double tonguing, slaps and key noises. With modern classical music becoming more and more prominent within the genre, Lauba
's Nine Studies for Saxophones
is essential to all saxophonists. More