Lacour, Guy (b. 1932) studied saxophone at the Paris Conservatory and was awarded the First Prize for saxophone in 1952. In 1961, he became a member of Marcel Mule's acclaimed saxophone quartet and later played tenor saxophone in the Nouveau Quatuor de Saxophones de Paris. As a composer, Lacour has become known foremost for his pedagogical works for saxophone. He has also written concert music for saxophone, including a Divertissement for saxophone and percussion as well as this Quatuor pour saxophones from 1969.