Bernhard Heiden. Publisher: AMP. Sonata for Alto Saxophone (). Publisher. Associated Music Publishers Inc. Category. Solo Works (excluding keyboard). Bernhard Heiden () composed ten works involving the saxophone in a variety of genres. Most significantly, his Sonata for E-flat Saxophone and. Sheet Music – £ – THE EDITION IS PART OF THE ABRSM SYLLABUS ( GRADE 8).

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Frankfurt-am-MainAugust 24, ; d. Bloomington, INApril 30, was a German and American composer and music teacher, who studied under and was heavily influenced by Paul Hindemith.


Heiden was born in Frankfurt-am-Main in Germany and quickly became interested in music, composing his first pieces when he was six. His last year heifen the Hochschule brought him the Mendelssohn Prize in Composition. In Heiden married Kola de Joncheere, a former student at the Hochschule that had been in his class, and in they emigrated to Detroit to leave Nazi Germany.


Heiden taught at the Art Center Music School for eight years; hriden his teaching career he conducted the Detroit Chamber Orchestra in addition to giving piano, harpsichord, and general chamber heiven recitals. After having been naturalized as a United States citizen in he entered the army in to become an Assistant Bandmaster of the th Army Service Band, for whom he made over arrangements.

He then joined the staff of the Indiana University School of Music, where he served as chair of the composition department until He remained composing music up until his death at the age of 89 in hheiden Heiden’s music is described by Nicolas Slonimskyanother composer, as ” neoclassical in its formal structure, and strongly polyphonic in texture; it is distinguished also by its impeccable formal balance and effective instrumentation.

His notable students include Donald Erb and Frederick A. List of music students by teacher: Heideh to J Bernhard Heiden. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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