Trinity Jazz Saxophone – Grade 7

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Trinity Aural Test books Grades 6-8 (book and CD)

Saxophone Pieces for Grade 7
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♭

Aebersold, Kenny’ll Make It* or Wiggle Waggle* or The Bird* or Big Apple* or The Camel* [head + 2 choruses] from Blues in all Keys vol. 42 (Aebersold Jazz)
Brandt/Haymes, That’s All* from Ultimate Jazz Standards (Hal Leonard) HL109250
Degg, Ballade (Masquerade)
Dobbins, Echoes from a Distant Land for Alto Sax & Piano [omit piano solo bars 90–106](Advance) 7033
Foster, Salseros from Five Contemporary Dances (Saxtet) 042
Joplin, Elite Syncopations (Lemoine) HL25143
Lewis/Young, Street of Dreams* from Ultimate Jazz Standards (Hal Leonard) HL109250
Mintzer, Weirdo Funk, 14 Blues and Funk Etudes [E♭ ed.] (Warner Bros)
Parker, Yardbird Suite [CD track 13] or Now’s the Time [CD track 17] from In Session with Charlie Parker) [head and written out improv. only](Faber)
Raye/de Paul, Star Eyes* from Ultimate Jazz Standards (Hal Leonard) HL109250
Santin & Clark, Make Mine a Double* [track 4, head + 2 choruses] or Hold that Thought* [track 7, head + 2 choruses] or The One That Got Away* [track 8, head + 2 choruses] from Creative Saxophone Improvising (OUP)
Weston, Flying With The Bird from Exploring Jazz Saxophone (Schott) ED13140
J Wilson, Just a Ballad for Joe from Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 2 (Camden) CM184
J Wilson, Synco from Saxess (Brass Wind) 1340A

Group B, Saxophone in E♭/B♭,
Gumbley, Merry-Go-Round, no. 7 or Fourth Attempt, no. 10 or Tough Guys!, no. 11 from 15 Crazy Jazz Studies (Saxtet) 121
Gumbley, Hopscotch from 15 More Crazy Jazz Studies for solo Saxophone (Gumbles) 101
Lopez-Real, Axis part 1 from Five Contemporary Etudes (Saxtet) 134
Mower, A Recurring Theme (7), no. 23 or Bodacious Funkitude, no. 25 from Mosaics Saxophone book 2 (Trinity) TG 009319
Rae, Hocus Pocus, no. 34 from 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone (Universal) UE 21613
Rae, Ignition, no. 1 or Free Spirit, no. 9 from 12 Modern Etudes for Solo Saxophone (Universal) UE 18795
J Wilson, Meaningful Meander or A Bit of a Roast from Modal Workouts for Sax, book 2) [play as a study without backing or improv.](Brass Wind) 2304

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