Trinity Jazz Saxophone – Grade 5

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Trinity Scales and Arpeggios – Grades 1 to 8
Trinity Sight reading Grades 5 to 8
Trinity Aural Training in Practice, Grades 1-5 (book and CD)

Saxophone Pieces for Grade 5
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♭

Both, White Lady or Santa Monica Blues, Dancing Saxophone, (Schott) ED 8486
Buckland, Shuffletown, Saxophone and Piano book 1 (Apollo Saxophone Quartet Series), (Astute) am308-62
Buttall, Eclogue [without suggested optional solo](Saxtet) 028a
Desmond, Take Five, Sophisticated Sax, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Ellington, Sophisticated Lady, Take Ten for Alto Saxophone, (Universal) UE 18836
Foster, For Astor, Five Contemporary Dances, (Saxtet) 042
Gates, Wonderland, Mood Music, (Camden) CM061
Gershwin, But Not For Me, The Jazz Sax Collection, (Faber)
Hampton, Tune for Joey or Rio Girl, Jazz Moods, (Masquerade)
Miles, Blah*, Jazz Routes for Alto Sax, (Camden) CM238
Miles/Wilson, Mystique* (p. 14, CD track 9) or Question and Answer Revisited* [p. 35, CD track 27], The Scales Wizard, (Camden) CM187
Mower, Not The Boring Stuff or The Kipper, Not The Boring Stuff for Alto Sax, (Itchy Fingers) IFP028
Mower, Sambossa [CD track 8] or Salsa Con Moto [CD track 16], Musical Postcards for Alto Saxophone, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Nightingale, From Ragtime To Riches, Lucky Dip, (Warwick) WD009
Norton, Set Piece, The Microjazz Alto Saxophone Collection 2, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Rae, Last, but not Least*, Jazz Zone — Saxophone, (Universal) UE 21394
Rae, The Keel Row or Song Without Words, Jazzy Saxophone 2, (Universal) UE 19362
Runswick, Catwalk, Jazzed Up Too for E♭ Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 1308A
Street, All Because of You (Saxtet) 001
J Wilson, Blues for Joseph*, Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1, (Camden) CM183
J Wilson, Effects or Forever, Saxess, (Brass Wind) 1340A
J Wilson, Module 5: A or B or C*, Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation, (Trinity) GSM 10547

Group B, Saxophone in E♭/B♭,
Dorsey, Ex. 10, p. 47, Jimmy Dorsey Saxophone Method, (Alfred) TPF0103
Grant, Don’t Count on Me, Mambo Merengue, (Brass Wind) 1312
Gumbley, Bebop Bounce, no. 1 or Low Down, no. 2 or In the Groove, no. 6, 15 Crazy Jazz Studies, (Saxtet) 121
Lyons, Study no. 24, 24 Melodic Studies for Saxophone, (Useful) U55
Nightingale, Junk Email Blues, no. 18 or Burn, Burn, Burn, no. 25 or Scart Stomp, no. 23, Jazz@Etudes, (Warwick) WD010
Rae, Fake Five, no. 58, Mosaics Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009302
Rae, One O’clock Shuffle or Exhibit A or Doctor Cool, 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone, (Universal) UE21613
Scott, Reflexology or Spot the Ball or Juice or Group Four, Saxophone Solos book 1, (Astute) am308–48
Stokes, Study no. 30, Easy Jazz Singles for Saxophone, (Hunt) HE43
Street, In Limbo, Sax Scorchers, (Saxtet) 118
Street, Leaps and Bounds, Street Beats, (Saxtet) 120
J Wilson, Lay it Down or Down Home Blues [play as a study without backing or improv.], Modal Workouts for Sax, book 1, (Brass Wind) 1324
J Wilson, Southern Sax or Salsa Cuba, World Tour for solo Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 1336CD

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