French composer, Pierre Max Dubois (1930-1995) significantly contributed to the wind repertoire. Mazurka for Alto Saxophone and Piano was published in 1961 and remains prominent in the instrument's repertoire.
Dubois' music is characteristically light-hearted with unusual harmonic and melodic textures. Mazurka, an homage to Chopin, reflects Dubois' compositional characteristics with a typical performance lasting about four minutes. Mazurka is essential to the advanced Alto Saxophone repertoire as Dubois' work makes for an exciting, varied and enjoyable performance for players and audiences alike.