ABRSM Alto / Baritone Saxophone Grade 8 (2018-2021)

ABRSM LogoPlease use the links below to find the titles recommended in the ABRSM Exam Syllabus:

Grade 8 Scales
ABRSM Saxophone Scales Grades 6-8

Grade 8 Sight-reading
ABRSM Saxophone Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 6-8

Grade 8 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 8 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 8 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 6-8 (book and CD)

Grade 8 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

List A
1 J.S. Bach Adagio and Allegro (2nd and 3rd movts from Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020), trans. Harle (Universal: E♭/B♭ edition)
2 Busser Asturias, Op. 84, (observing printed cadenza) trans. Mule, Büsser: Asturias, Op. 84, for Alto Saxophone (Leduc)
3 H. Eccles Sonata, (complete) trans. Rascher H. Eccles: Sonata for Alto Saxophone (Presser)
4 Grovlez Sarabande et Allegro, for Alto Saxophone (Leduc)
5 Guilhaud Polonaise (from Trois Pièces for Alto or Baritone Saxophone), arr. Strevens (Samek Music)
6 Koechlin Pour la longueur de la respiration et l’égalité du son (from 15 études, Op. 188): No. 9 from Koechlin: Études, for Alto Saxophone (Billaudot) or No. 7 from Koechlin: 15 études, Op. 188, for Alto Saxophone (Billaudot)
7 P. Maurice Lou Cabridan: No. 5 from Tableaux de Provence for Alto Saxophone (observing printed cadenza)(Lemoine)
8 V. Monti Czardas, for Alto Saxophone, arr. Kovács, (Edition Darok)
9 Gary Schocker Allegro moderato (1st movt from Sonata for Alto Saxophone)(Presser)
10 Singelée Concertino, Op. 78 from 3e et 5e Solos de concert/Concertino Op. 78,
for Alto Saxophone (Lemoine)

List B
1 R. R. Bennett Samba Triste (1st movt from Three Piece Suite) Three Piece Suite for Alto Saxophone (Novello) or The Chester Alto Saxophone Anthology (Chester)
2 John Carmichael Obsession (Habanera) and Bahama Rhumba (The Caribbean): Nos 2 and 3 from Latin American Dances, for Alto Saxophone (Emerson)
3 Roderick Elms Cygncopations, for Alto or Tenor Saxophone (Camden Music)
4 Francaix Any three dances: from Cinq danses exotiques, for Alto Saxophone (observing repeats in No. 1) (Schott)
5 Heiden Diversion, for Alto Saxophone (Hal Leonard)
6 Hindemith Ruhig bewegt and Lebhaft (1st and 2nd movts from Sonata for Alto Horn or Alto Saxophone), (Schott)
7 W. Jacobi Allegro ma non troppo (1st movt from Sonata for Alto Saxophone), (Bourne)
8 Lawson Lunde Allegro vivace (3rd movt from Sonata for Alto Saxophone), (Southern Music)
9 James Rae Gymnopedie Bleu and East Coast Mainline (2nd and 3rd movts from Sonatina for Alto Saxophone), (Reedimensions)
10 Thomys No. 4 and No. 5: from Miniatures in Various Styles (PWM)

List C
1 J.S. Bach Menuet 1 and Menuet 2 and Gigue (from Suite No. 1), trans. Londeix, (Lemoine)
2 Alan Bullard Wandering Sax or Sax Polonaise: No. 59 or No. 60 from Sixty for Sax, (ABRSM)
3 P.-M. Dubois Tango : No. 14 from 17 Études dansantes, (Billaudot)
4 Ferling Study in C: No. 75 from More Graded Studies for Saxophone, Book 2, (Faber)
5 Karg-Elert Preambolo: No. 79 from More Graded Studies for Saxophone, Book 2, (Faber)
6 Graham Fitkin Jim and Pam and Pam and Jim, (Fitkin)
7 James Rae Volante: No. 13 from 18 Concert Etudes for Solo Saxophone, (Universal)
8 James Rae Devil’s Brew: No. 36 from 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone, (Universal)
9 Karen Street Spanish Colours: from Streetworks for Solo Saxophone,(Gumbles Publications)
10 Mark-Anthony Turnage Two Memorials for Soprano Saxophone (Schott)

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