French composer, Pierre Max Dubois (1930-1995) significantly contributed to the woodwind repertoire, particularly for Saxophone. Divertissement for Alto Saxophone was published in 1953 and remains popular in advanced saxophonists' repertoire.
Dubois' music is characteristically light-hearted with unusual harmonic and melodic textures. 'Divertissement' for Alto Saxophone and Piano reduction is made up of three movements; 1) Allegro vivo, 2) Lent et doux, and 3) Scherzando. Essential to the advanced saxophonists' repertoire, Dubois' 'Divertissement' makes for an exciting and enjoyable performance for players and audiences alike.