Trinity Jazz Saxophone – Grade 3

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Saxophone Pieces for Grade 3
Three pieces are to be played, two pieces from group A and one piece from group B, to form a balanced programme. One or two of these must be a piece containing improvisation, which is indicated with an asterisk (*). Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition.

Group A

Alto/Baritone Saxophone in E♭

Arlen, I’ve Got the World on a String, Big Chillers for Alto Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 1338A
Arlen, Over the Rainbow, Won Up, (Brass Wind, book only, piano accomp.) 0330
Cullen, Sailing or On Roller Blades, 13 Ways of Getting There for Alto Sax, (Schott) ED 12847
Ellington, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore [CD track 93], Abracadabra Saxophone, (A & C Black)
Ellington, It Don’t Mean a Thing, Repertoire Explorer for Alto Saxophone, (Universal) UE21486
Gershwin, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Play Gershwin for Alto Saxophone, (Faber)
Lamont, Blues for Hank, The Light Touch book 1, (Stainer & Bell) H387
Miles, Hullabaloos*, Jazz Routes for Alto Sax, (Camden) CM238
Miles, Who’s got the Answer?*, Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1, (Camden) CM183
Miles/Wilson, Sicilienne* (p. 16, CD track 12) or Blues Choose* [p. 48, CD track 36], The Scales Wizard, (Camden) CM187
Norton, Latin, The Microjazz Alto Saxophone Collection 2, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Rae, The Operator*, Jazz Zone — Saxophone, (Universal) UE 21394
Rae, Waltz for Emily, Blue Saxophone, (Universal) UE 19765
Scott, Tango or Serene in Green, Café Europa, (Astute) am242–54
Shearing, Lullaby of Birdland, p. 27 [CD track 28], The Boosey Woodwind Method: Saxophone book 2, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Sigman/Gray, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Won Up, (Brass Wind, book only, piano accomp) 0330
Street, Strawberry Daquari, Streets Ahead, (Saxtet) 008
A Wilson, Californian Coast or Las Vegas Casino* [with CD track 8, jump to alternate ending for improv.] or New York Subway, American Jazz and More, (Spartan) SP569
J Wilson, Joe’s New Words*, Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1, (Camden) CM183
J Wilson, Module 3: A or B or C*, Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation, (Trinity) GSM 10547
J Wilson, Tessitural or Dexterity, Saxploration, (Brass Wind) 1337A

Group B, Saxophone in E♭/B♭,
Dorsey, Ex. 7, p. 38 or ex. 8, p. 39, Jimmy Dorsey Saxophone Method, (Alfred) TPF0103
Lyons, Study no. 11, 24 Melodic Studies for Saxophone, (Useful) U55
Nightingale, Of Mice and Keys, no. 12, Jazz@Etudes, (Warwick) WD010
Nightingale, Slinky or Blues for Big-Ears, Eazy Jazzy ’Tudes, (Warwick) WD007
Rae, Ben’s Blues, 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone, (Universal) UE21613
Rae, Sidewalk Shuffle, no. 25, Mosaics Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009302
Rae, Stake-Out or Hard Slog, Style Workout for Solo Saxophone, (Universal) UE 21232
J Wilson, Bob’s Wail or Bad Salad [play as a study without backing or improv.], Modal Workouts for Sax, book 1, (Brass Wind) 1324
J Wilson, Calypso Jo or Spiritual, World Tour for solo Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 1336CD

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