ABRSM Soprano / Tenor Saxophone Grade 1 (2018-2021)

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

Grade 1 Scales and Sight-Reading
ABRSM Saxophone Scales & Arpeggios and Sight-Reading, Grades 1-5

Grade 1 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 1-3 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 1-3 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 1-3 (book and CD)

Grade 1 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. Please note that the first three pieces in each list are found in the ABRSM Saxophone Exam Pieces books:

ABRSM Saxophone Exam Pack Grade 1 (includes the Grade 1 Scales and Sight-Reading in addition to the pieces)
ABRSM Saxophone Exam Pieces Grade 1 (pieces only)

List A
1 Dowland Fine Knacks for Ladies (from The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres), arr. Denley
2 Handel March (from Scipio, HWV 20), arr. Scott-Burt
3 Trad. Scottish Skye Boat Song, arr. Bullard
4; Brahms Cradle Song, arr. Scott: from Time Travels for Saxophone, (Astute Music: piano accompt. published separately)
5 Trad. Russian Song of the Volga Boatmen, arr. Buckland: from Time Travels for Saxophone (Astute Music: piano accompt. published separately)
6 Glazunov Theme and Variations, arr. Harris & Calland: from Selected Solos for Soprano/Tenor Saxophone, Grades 1–3 (Faber)
7 Schubert Entr’acte Music (from Rosamunde, D. 797), arr. Kolman: from Repertoire Explorer for Tenor Saxophone (Universal)
8 Philip Sparke A Victorian Ballad: from Skilful Solos for Tenor Saxophone (Anglo Music)
9 Susato Les grands douleurs (Basse Dance No. 6 from Danserye), arr. Sparke: from Sounds Classical for Tenor Saxophone (Anglo Music)
10 Trad. Irish The Minstrel Boy, arr. Lawrance: from Winner Scores All for Saxophone (Brass Wind: book only, book with CD, piano accompt. published separately)

List B
1 Brahms Sandmännchen (No. 4 from Volks-Kinderlieder, WoO 31), arr. Litten
2 Ned Bennett Jazz Music for Beetles
3 James Rae On the Ball
4 Ned Bennett Open Window: from Jazz Club Tenor Saxophone, Grades 1–2, (IMP)
5 Rob Buckland Saxi-Taxi: from Time Travels for Saxophone, (Astute Music: piano accompt. published separately)
6 James Rae Rumba: from Repertoire Explorer for Tenor Saxophone, (Universal)
7 R. & R. Sherman Truly Scrumptious (from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), arr. Lawrance: from Winner Scores All for Saxophone, (Brass Wind: book only, book with CD, piano accompt. published separately)
8 Philip Sparke Nice to See You Again: from Skilful Solos for Tenor Saxophone, (Anglo Music)
9 Ros Stephen Guanabara Bay: No. 1 from B♭ Saxophone Globetrotters, (OUP)
10 Sullivan Ah, leave me not to pine (from The Pirates of Penzance), arr. Sparke: from Sounds Classical for Tenor Saxophone, (Anglo Music)

List C
1 Ian Morrison Swinging Circles, (No. 4 from Blues for One, Vol. 1)
2 Graham Salter Gossip, (from 35 Melodic Studies for Saxophone)
3 Trad. English Sweet Nightingale, arr. Lewin
4 Alan Bullard Marching Sax or Sax Café: No. 3 or No. 5 from Sixty for Sax (ABRSM)
5 Garnier Study in C: No. 11 from 80 Graded Studies for Saxophone, Book 1 (Faber)
6 Lazarus Study in C: No. 4 from More Graded Studies for Saxophone, Book 1 (Faber)
7 Mike Mower Knock Knock: No. 6 from The Good-Tempered Saxophone, (Itchy Fingers Publications)
8 Mark Nightingale Logging On: No. 1 from Jazz@Etudes for Saxophone, (Warwick Music)
9 James Rae Blue Waltz: No. 2 from 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone, (Universal)
10. Karen Street Easy P.C.: from Double Click!! for Solo Saxophone, (Gumbles Publications)

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