Initially composed in 1907 for Bass Voice and Piano, Habanera by Maurice Ravel was transcribed for Bb Soprano Saxophone and Piano for this edition. Based on a Cuban Contradanza, it features a special habanera rhythm and is generally performed with sung lyrics. In this edition, the Saxophone is a substitute for the Voice.
While composing this piece, Maurice Ravel was also working on two works with Spanish influence: 'The Spanish Rhapsody' and 'The Spanish Hour'.
This edition, which can be used for recitals and exams, will enlighten Saxophone players.
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) is a French composer is really famous for his Impressionist contributions. He wrote numerous pieces, including 'Daphnis and Chloé' and the famous 'Bollero'.