Famous works for saxophone: Orchestra
Bizet: Dramatic music, "The Girl from Arles," opus 23
This piece is played even today by orchestras, and Bizet was probably one of the first composers to adopt the saxophone. In "The Girl from Arles," the saxophone plays one of the woodwind parts. The saxophone is much louder than the other woodwinds, so this could be called a very bold experiment.
Mussorgsky (composer), Ravel (arranger): "il vecchio castello" from the suite Pictures at an Exhibition. Ravel: Bolero
Orchestration master Ravel also used the saxophone in orchestral works, but mostly as a solo instrument.
One example is the orchestral arrangement of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." In the movement "il vecchio castello," there is a solo for the alto saxophone.
Another famous piece is Bolero, in which there are solos for both the tenor and soprano saxophones.