French composer, Michel Mériot (1928-2003) studied at the Conservatory of Poitiers before joining the band of the French Marines. He then studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he won prizes for Saxophone, proving himself as a highly competent player of the instrument. His compositions, including Sicilienne Et Dance for Alto Saxophone and Piano have provded that he is also a highly capable composer.
With a typical performance lasting around 3 minutes and 10 seconds, Mériot's Sicilienne Et Dance is suitable for intermediate standard saxophonists. The Sicilienne contains typical characteristics of the musical style, including a 6/8 meter, dotted rhythms and moderate tempo. Contrastingly, the Dance is highly rhythmic, with many semiquaver flourishes in a 2/4 meter. For all aspiring saxophonists seeking alternative repertoire, Mériot's Sicilienne Et Dance is a delightful addition to the repertoire.