Demersseman - the first composer to use a saxophone?
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3. Demersseman - the first composer to use a saxophone?
Jules Demersseman was one of the first composers to make use of the then-new saxophone in 1860, when he was in his mid-twenties. Sadly he died before Adolphe Sax's instrument really took off and became commonplace in the orchestra, military bands and jazz bands.