Hello there, my name is Richard Rijnvos, composer of contemporary music, originally from the Netherlands. Currently I am professor and Head of Composition in the Music Department of the University of Durham (UK).
I wonder if you could bring some clarity in the following discussion I am having with some colleagues of mine? The original score of “Boléro” by Maurice Ravel calls for a sopranino saxophone in F. Most comments by experts on the internet say this instrument never existed, and that Ravel simply mistook it for the one in E-flat.
However, one of your webpages (https://saxstation.com/
Would love to hear from you!
Interesting question. Sax at least theoretically came up with the F sopranino’s design in the orchestra series. It’s possible that none were made.