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The Andreas van Zoelen collection 

Selmer

Mark VI

The famous MK VI series, praised for their sound, projection and quality.
Selmer
Mark VI
Baritone
1964
France
Eb
A-F
Brass, Gold lacquer
25
101.3
Notes on this instrument

I love this instrument, and have played it in different combinations throughout the year.

I flew to Liverpool (on Friday the 13th!) to pick up this instrument, that used to belong to a danceband player from Carlisle. I tested the instrument at the airport (nowadays I would advise against doing something like that), and took it back to the Netherlands.

On the way back, an announcement was made that all passengers on the flight were to hand their hot drinks back to the cabin personel, because of the heavy turbulence that was expected. I woke up on the runway in Amsterdam, and slept through all of the mayhem.

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band
Playing with the Dutch airforce orchestra on national television, 2005. I enjoyed playing in this great orchestra tremendously

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band
National radio, Oslo, Norway, 2010

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band
I took this instrument on a tour accross Europe (almost three weeks in total) in 2010, performing with the BEAM ensemble and singer Daniel Johnston

 

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A man with his one hand up
‘Hi, how are you’

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band
Troxy, London, 2010

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band
In the BEAM ensemble with Markus Stockhausen, 2011

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band
Also, with BEAM, this time with drummer Stewart Copeland, performing a selection of his film music in 2010

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band
2006, den Bosch, Netherlands, at a recital with Dutch composer Bernard van Beurden. Although a different baritone, I would like to take the opportunity to mention the Concerto for baritone sax and windband that Bernard wrote for me in 2007. A remarkable work that deserves to be played all accross the world!

Information on the Concerto from the publisher

 

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Second performance of the van Beurden Baritone Concerto, Heusden, Netherlands, 2007. Photos by Cees Verduin

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band

 

I played baritone in the Dutch Saxophone Quartet (founded in 1969, like the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet) from 2009-2014. Here is a picture of the quartet recording Tristan Keuris’ “Music for Saxophones” in Amsterdam, in 2009.

Left to right: Leo van Oostrom, Ed Bogaard, Adri van Velsen, Andreas van Zoelen

 

Photo of the saxophone being played in a band

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