As heard on... The instruments used on our new CD

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1864) arr. Scott Coronation March from Le Prophète

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in C/B flat by Couturier (Lyon, c. 1865), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in B-flat/A by F. Besson (44292, 96 Rue D’angouleme, Paris c. 1892), Cornet in E-flat by Couesnon (94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris 1900).

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in C/B flat by Couturier (Lyon, c. 1865), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in B-flat/A by F. Besson (44292, 96 Rue D’angouleme, Paris c. 1892), Cornet in E-flat by Couesnon (94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris 1900).


Hector Berlioz (1803–1869) arr. Scott Chante Sacré 

Left to Right: Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868, Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by Adolphe Sax (Paris, c. 1849-1850), sold by Distin & Sons, Cranbourne St. Leicester Square, London, Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850).

Left to Right: Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868, Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by Adolphe Sax (Paris, c. 1849-1850), sold by Distin & Sons, Cranbourne St. Leicester Square, London, Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850).


Benoit Constant Fauconier (1816–1898) arr.Adolphe Sax (1814–1894) Quatuor sur une Thème d’un Sextuor pour Piano, deux Violons,Violoncelle, Flûte et Contrabasse. 

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868.

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868.


Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848) arr. Adolphe Sax Trio (‘Ah! O sole, più ratto’) from Lucia da Lammermoor.

Left to Right: Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Tenor saxhorn in E-flat by Boosey & Co (47317, 295 Regent Street, London, 1900).

Left to Right: Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Tenor saxhorn in E-flat by Boosey & Co (47317, 295 Regent Street, London, 1900).


André Grétry (1741–1813) Trio (‘Une fièvre brûlante’) from Richard Cœur de Lion.

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868.

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868.


Guiseppe Verdi (1813–1901) arr. Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825–1889) arr. Thomas Fragments mélodiques sur ‘Messe de Requiem’ de Verdi - Ingemisco.

Left to Right:  Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in E-flat by Couesnon (94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris 1900), Cornet in C/B-flat by Henry Distin New American Model (9580, Williamsport, PA, c. 1895),.

Left to Right:  Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in E-flat by Couesnon (94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris 1900), Cornet in C/B-flat by Henry Distin New American Model (9580, Williamsport, PA, c. 1895),.


Guiseppe Verdi (1813–1901) arr. Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825–1889) arr. Thomas Fragments mélodiques sur ‘Messe de Requiem’ de Verdi - Confutatis.

Left to Right:  Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850). Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in B-flat/A by Couesnon (no makers address or serial number, Paris),  Cornet in B-flat/A F. Besson (44292, 96 Rue D’angouleme, Paris c. 1892).

Left to Right:  Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850). Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in B-flat/A by Couesnon (no makers address or serial number, Paris),  Cornet in B-flat/A F. Besson (44292, 96 Rue D’angouleme, Paris c. 1892).


Guiseppe Verdi (1813–1901) arr. Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825–1889) arr. Thomas Fragments mélodiques sur ‘Messe de Requiem’ de Verdi - Agnus Dei.

Left to Right:  Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850). Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in B-flat/A by Couesnon (no makers address or serial number, Paris),  Cornet in B-flat/A F. Besson (44292, 96 Rue D’angouleme, Paris c. 1892).

Left to Right:  Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850). Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in B-flat/A by Couesnon (no makers address or serial number, Paris),  Cornet in B-flat/A F. Besson (44292, 96 Rue D’angouleme, Paris c. 1892).


Distin arr. Dale Distin’s Polka .

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in C/B flat by Couturier (Lyon, c. 1865), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in E-flat by Couesnon (94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris 1900),  Cornet in C/B-flat by Henry Distin New American Model (9580, Williamsport, PA, c. 1895).

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in C/B flat by Couturier (Lyon, c. 1865), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in E-flat by Couesnon (94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris 1900),  Cornet in C/B-flat by Henry Distin New American Model (9580, Williamsport, PA, c. 1895).


John Distin (1798–1863) arr. Fomison Distin’s Military Quadrilles .

Left to Right: Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868), Ventilhorn in E-flat by Distin (4760, Gt. Newport Street, London, c.1862), Baritone saxhorn in C/B flat by Couturier (Lyon, c. 1865), Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850).

Left to Right: Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868), Ventilhorn in E-flat by Distin (4760, Gt. Newport Street, London, c.1862), Baritone saxhorn in C/B flat by Couturier (Lyon, c. 1865)Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850).


George Frederick Handel (1685-1759) arr. Scott 'Let the Bright Seraphim' from Samson

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in C/B flat by Couturier (Lyon, c. 1865), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in E-flat by Couesnon (94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris 1900), Cornet in E-flat by  Henry Distin (Gt. Newport Street, London, c. 1851-1868),.

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in C/B flat by Couturier (Lyon, c. 1865), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Cornet in E-flat by Couesnon (94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris 1900), Cornet in E-flat by  Henry Distin (Gt. Newport Street, London, c. 1851-1868),.


James Kent (1700–1776) arr. Scott Blessed be Thou Lord God of Israel.

Left to Right: Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868, Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by Adolphe Sax (Paris, c. 1849-1850), sold by Distin & Sons, Cranbourne St. Leicester Square, London, Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850).

Left to Right: Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868, Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London), Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by Adolphe Sax (Paris, c. 1849-1850), sold by Distin & Sons, Cranbourne St. Leicester Square, London, Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850).


Thomas Arne (1710–1778) arr. Henry Leslie (1822–1896) arr. Scott Rule Britannia’ from Alfred.

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850). Baritone saxhorn in C/B flat by Couturier (Lyon, c. 1865), Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by Adolphe Sax (Paris, c. 1849 1850), sold by Distin & Sons, Cranbourne St. Leicester Square, London, Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London) Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868).

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850). Baritone saxhorn in C/B flat by Couturier (Lyon, c. 1865), Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by Adolphe Sax (Paris, c. 1849 1850), sold by Distin & Sons, Cranbourne St. Leicester Square, London, Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London) Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868).


Traditional arr. Theodore Distin (1823–1893) arr. Dale The Last Rose of Summer.

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in E flat by Boosey & Co (47317, 295 Regent Street, London, 1900). Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London),  Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868.

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900)Tenor saxhorn in E flat by Boosey & Co (47317, 295 Regent Street, London, 1900). Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London),  Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868.


Theodore Distin arr. Scott Victory

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London),  Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868., Cornet in C/B-flat by Henry Distin New American Model (9580, Williamsport, PA, c. 1895), Cornet in B-flat/A by F. Besson (44292, 96 Rue D’angouleme, Paris c. 1892).

Left to Right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855), sold by Arthur Chappell (London),  Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868., Cornet in C/B-flat by Henry Distin New American Model (9580, Williamsport, PA, c. 1895), Cornet in B-flat/A by F. Besson (44292, 96 Rue D’angouleme, Paris c. 1892).


Guiseppe Verdi arr. Dale Sinfonia to Nabucco

Top row left to right: Cornet in E-flat by Couesnon (94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris 1900), Cornet in E-flat by  Henry Distin (Gt. Newport Street, London, c. 1851-1868), Cornet in C/B-flat by Henry Distin New American Model (9580, Williamsport, PA, c. 1895),  Bottom row left to right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855),  sold by Arthur Chappell (London),  Contralto saxhorn in B flat by Adolphe Sax (Paris, c. 1849 - 1850), sold by Distin & Sons, Cranbourne St. Leicester Square, London,  Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868.

Top row left to right: Cornet in E-flat by Couesnon (94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris 1900), Cornet in E-flat by  Henry Distin (Gt. Newport Street, London, c. 1851-1868), Cornet in C/B-flat by Henry Distin New American Model (9580, Williamsport, PA, c. 1895), 

Bottom row left to right: Contrabass saxhorn in E-flat by E. Daniel (7167, Marseille, c. 1850), Baritone saxhorn in B-flat by Couesnon (44139, 94 Rue D’angouleme Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1900), Tenor saxhorn in F/E flat/D by Antoine Courtois (Paris, c. 1855),  sold by Arthur Chappell (London),  Contralto saxhorn in B flat by Adolphe Sax (Paris, c. 1849 - 1850), sold by Distin & Sons, Cranbourne St. Leicester Square, London,  Contralto saxhorn in B-flat by J. Grass (32 Rue des Ponts de Comines, Lille, est. 1868.


ANNEKE SCOTT