"Famous" 20th Century Composers (boldface wrote for saxophone)

before 1890, chronological
Berlioz      1803-1869
d'Indy, Vincent   1851-1931 Concerto
Elgar, Edward 1857-1934
Debussy, Claude 1862-1918 one solo
Strauss, Richard 1864-1949
Glazounov, Alex. 1865-1936 Concerto, quartet
Satie, Erik 1866-1925
Vaughn-Williams, R 1872-1958 trio, band
Rachmaninoff, Sergi 1873-1943 orchestral
Holst, Gustav 1874-1934        band music
Schoenberg, Arnold 1874-1951
Ives, Charles 1874-1954 chamber, orchestra
Ravel, Maurice 1875-1937 orchestral (Bolero)
Respighi, Ottorino 1879-1936
Bartok, Bela 1881-1945 orchestral music
Stravinsky, Igor 1882-1971
Grainger, Percy 1882-1961 band, quartet, solos
Kodaly, Zoltan 1882-1967 orchestra (Hary Janos)
Varese, Edgar 1883-1965
Webern, Anton 1883-1945 chamber
Berg, Alban 1885-1935 violin concerto, Lulu
Villa-Lobos, Heitor 1887-1959 chamber

1890s, alphabetical
Cowell, Henry 1897-1965 solo/quartet/chamber
Hanson, Howard 1896-1981 band music
Harris, Roy 1898-1979 orchestra music
Hindemith, Paul 1895-1963 sonata, trio, band music
Ibert, Jacques 1890-1962 solos
Martin, Frank 1890-1974 Concertos
Milhaud, Darius 1892-1974 concerto
Piston, Walter 1894-1976
Poulenc, Francis 1899-1963
Prokofiev, Sergei 1891-1953 orchestral

1900s
Badings, Henk 1907-87 quartets/solos (Malinconia)
Carter, Elliot b. 1908 one quartet, one chamber
Copland, Aaron1900-1991 orchestral music
Creston, Paul 1906-85 solos, band music
Finney, Ross Lee 1906 Concerto
Lutoslawski, Witold 1913
Messiaen, Oliver 1908-
Shostakovich, Dimitri 1906-75 orchestral
Walton, William 1902-83 chamber

1910s
Babbitt, Milton  1916 three chamber music pieces
Barber, Samuel 1910-1981
Bernstein, Leonard 1918-1991orchestral/band music
Brant, Henry 1913 several solos, chamber
Britten, Benjamin 1913-76 orchestral music

Cage, John 1912-92 one quartet piece
Dahl, Ingolf 1912-70 concerto
Gould, Morton 1913 t. sx concerto, band music
Hovhaness, Alan 1911 solo/chamber/band/orch
Persichetti, Vincent 1915 solo, band
Rochberg, George 1918 chamber music

1920s
Adler, Samuel 1928 solos
Bassett, Leslie 1923 2 solos, chamber, band
Berio, Luciano 1925 Sequenza, orchestral music
Boulez, Pierre 1925
Crumb, George 1929 chamber
Denisov, Edison 1929-1996 solos, chamber
Foss, Lucas 1922 quartet
Husa, Karel 1921 2 solos, band music
Rorem, Ned 1923 solo
Schuller, Gunther 1925 concerto, orchestra
Stockhausen, Karlheinz 1928 solos
Xenakis, Iannis 1922 quartet

1930s
Amram, David 1930 Ode to Lord Buckley (Concerto)
Bolcolm, William 1938 solo
Colgrass, Michael 1932 concerto    
Glass, Philip 1937 chamber music
Harbison, John1938 sonata
Hodkinson, Sydney 1934 chamber
Penderecki, Krzystof 1933 orchestral
Reich, Steve 1936
Riley, Terry 1935
Shnitke, Alfred 1934
Subotnik, Morton 1933 solo
Tower, Joan 1938 solo
Wuorinen, Charles 1938 solo
Zwilich, Ellen 1939

1940s
Albright, William 1944-  solo/trio/chamber/concerto
Corigliano, John date? band music
Iannaccone 1943 chamber, band
Maslanka, David 1943 2 solos, quartet
Ran, Shulamit 1949 solo
Schwantner, Joseph 1943 chamber
Shrude, Marilyn 1946 many

1950s
Larsen, Libby 1950 solo

Rouse, Christopher 1957