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Alto saxophone has far more repertoire than the soprano as well as the majority of what saxophonists would likely agree is the best literature written for our instrument. Compare for yourself here:

http://www.dornpub.com/saxcat.html

There are more pieces in "Alto Saxophone Composers A - G" than the entire soprano saxophone section. This website doesn't have everything ever written for classical saxophone, but is has most of it.

That being said, as mentioned, the soprano has become a very popular instrument for new music. But I wouldn't say that composers have stopped writing for the alto either.

I think the better question is: why not both?
 
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