Trinity Jazz Saxophone – Grade 8

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

Trinity Scales and Arpeggios – Grades 1 to 8
Trinity Sight reading Grades 5 to 8
Trinity Aural Test books Grades 6-8 (book and CD)

Saxophone Pieces for Grade 8
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, Autumn Leaves* or Tenderly* or Stormy Weather* or S’posin’* or Witchcraft* [head + 1 chorus] from Autumn Leaves vol. 44 (Aebersold Jazz)
Davis, All Blues from The Julian Cannonball Adderley Collection (Faber)
Fields/McHugh, I’m in the Mood for Love* from Ultimate Jazz Standards (Hal Leonard) HL109250
Gordon/Warren, The More I See You* from Ultimate Jazz Standards (Hal Leonard) HL109250
La Touche/Fetter/Duke, Taking a Chance on Love* from Ultimate Jazz Standards (Hal Leonard) HL109250
McGarry, Dreams of You (Saxtet) 003
Mintzer, Rhythm Check from 14 Blues and Funk Etudes [E♭ed.] (Warner Bros)
Parker, Donna Lee [CD track 21] from In Session with Charlie Parker [head and written out improv. only](Faber)
Parker/Gillespie, Anthropology [CD track 25] from In Session with Charlie Parker [head and written out improv. only](Faber)
Santin & Clark, Reality Check* [track 15, head + 1 chorus] or Surely You’re not Serious* [track 16, head + 2 choruses] from Creative Saxophone Improvising (OUP)
J Wilson, Funky Joe* from Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 2 (Camden) CM184
J Wilson, Variable Blues from Saxess (Brass Wind) 1340A
Woods, Sonata for Alto Sax & Piano, 1st movt [optional sax improv., no piano improv.](Advance) 7045
Young, Lester Leaps In* from Ultimate Jazz Standards (Hal Leonard) HL109250

Group B, Saxophone in E♭/B♭,
Gumbley, D.D.D. (Double Density Disorder), no. 9 from 15 Crazy Jazz Studies (Saxtet) 121
Gumbley, Village Hall Funk from 15 More Crazy Jazz Studies for solo Saxophone (Gumbles) 101
Lopez-Real, Eddie from Five Contemporary Etudes (Saxtet) 134
Mower, A Recurring Theme (8), no. 33 or Hectic Beatnik, no. 38 from Mosaics Saxophone book 2 (Trinity) TG 009319
Rae, Dick’s Licks, no. 15 or Snookie Dookie, no. 17 from 20 Modern Studies for Saxophone (Universal) UE 18820
Rae, Duckin’ and Divin’, no. 35 from Mosaics Saxophone book 2 (Trinity) TG 009319
Rae, Tabasco, no. 6 from 12 Modern Etudes for Solo Saxophone (Universal) UE 18795
Tweed, See Saw from Sax Scorchers (Saxtet) 118
J Wilson, Diminology or All Mixed Up! from Modal Workouts for Sax, book 2 [play as a study without backing or improv.](Brass Wind) 2304

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