Trinity Saxophone – Grade 1

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 1 to 4
Trinity Aural Test books Grades Initial to 5

Saxophone Pieces for Grade 1
Three pieces are to be played, two pieces from group A and one piece from group B, to form a balanced programme. Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition.

Group A (click the tab to display your choice)

Beswick, Farewell for a Fox, Six for Sax, (Universal) UE 17973
Bizet, Toreador’s Song, Ten Easy Tunes, (Fentone) F 462-401
Brahms, Sunday, Classical Album for Saxophone, (Universal) UE 17772
Dodgson, Sledgehammer, Up Front Album for E♭ Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 0307
Gershwin, Love Walked In, Easy Gershwin for Saxophone, (OUP)
Glazunov, Theme and Variations, First Repertoire for Alto Saxophone, (Faber)
Hampton, Perfect Sense, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009647
Hampton, Walk The Cat, Saxophone Basics, (Faber, pupils book, teachers book, pupils book & CD)
Harris, Promenade, Grade by Grade Alto Saxophone Grade 1, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060124761
Harris, Seascape, First Repertoire for Alto Saxophone, (Faber)
Haydn, Minuet, Classical Album for Saxophone, (Universal) UE 17772
Lewin, Heat Haze [with repeat], Up Front Album for E♭ Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 307
Mower, The Cliffs of Tintagel or Vocalise, Future Hits [Alto], (Itchy Fingers) IFP056
Monckton, Come to the Ball, Really Easy Sax Book, (Faber)
Norton, Calming Down, Microjazz Alto Saxophone Collection 1, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060110559
Rae, Hot Rods, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009647
Rae, The Guv’nor, Play it Cool – Saxophone, (Universal) UE 21100
Street, Attention Please! or Lazy Afternoon or Reflections, Streetwise for Alto Saxophone & Piano, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060079276
Street, The Last Day, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009647
Swann, The Hippopotamus, Really Easy Sax Book, (Faber)
Tchaikovsky, Old French Song, Classical Album for Saxophone, (Universal) UE 17772
Tchaikovsky, The Hurdy-Gurdy Man, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009647
Trad., Drink to Me Only, The Young Saxophone Player, (OUP)
Trad., Scarborough Fair, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009647
Trad., Skye Boat Song, Grade by Grade Alto Saxophone Grade 1, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060124761
Verdi, La donna è mobile, Up-Grade Alto Saxophone Grades 1–2, (Faber)
Warlock, Mattachins, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009647
S Watts, Sazza Samba, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009647
Wedgwood, I Believe, Up-Grade Alto Saxophone Grades 1–2, (Faber)

Anon., Queen of Heaven, Easy Pieces for Tenor Saxophone and Piano, (Pan) PEM81
Beethoven, Theme from the Choral Symphony, Pop Go the Classics Selection, (Cramer) 90481
Brahms, Sunday, Classical Album for Saxophone, (Universal) UE 17772
Cowles, Tri-Time, Learn As You Play Saxophone, (Boosey & Hawkes) BH12469
Dodgson, Sledgehammer, Up Front Album for B♭ Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 0307
Hampton, Lay me Down, p33, Saxophone Basics, (Faber, pupils book, teachers book, pupils book & CD)
Hampton, Perfect Sense, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009692
Haydn, Minuet, Classical Album for Saxophone, (Universal) UE 17772
Hyde, Soliloquy, Learn As You Play Saxophone, (Boosey & Hawkes) BH12469
Lewin, Heat Haze [with repeats], Up Front Album for B♭ Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 0307
Lyons, Wheels Within Wheels, Compositions for Tenor Saxophone vol. 1, (Useful) U132
Mouret, Musette, no. 4, Dances from French Operas vol. 1, (Studio) M050033363
Mower, The Cliffs of Tintagel or Vocalise, Future Hits [Tenor], (Itchy Fingers) IFP060
Rae, Hot Rods, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009692
Rae, The Guv’nor, Play it Cool — Saxophone, (Universal) UE 21100
Schubert, Ecossaise, Let’s Make The Grade vol. 3, (Sunshine) SUN 171
Street, The Last Day, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009692
Tchaikovsky, Old French Song, Classical Album for Saxophone, (Universal) UE 17772
Tchaikovsky, The Hurdy-Gurdy Man, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009692
Trad., Scarborough Fair, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009692
Verdi, La donna è mobile, Selected Solos for Soprano/Tenor Saxophone Grades 1–3, (Faber, book only, with piano accomp.)
Warlock, Mattachins, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009692
S Watts, Sazza Samba, Musical Moments Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009692

Group B
Saxophone in E♭/B♭

Gariboldi, Study no. 1, Easy Classical Studies for Saxophone, (Universal) UE 17770
Gumbley, Just a Thought, Cool School [B♭ or E♭ versions], (Brass Wind) 1319
Hampton, Down the Road or G Force or Blue Call, Saxophone Basics, (Faber, pupils book, teachers book, pupils book & CD)
Hampton, Rolling Home, Saxophone Basics Repertoire, (Faber)
Lacour, Study no. 1, 50 Études façiles et progressives vol. 1, (Billaudot) G15491B
Mower, No. 7: Long Short, Mosaics Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009302
Mower, Straight to the Point, no. 2, The Good Tempered Saxophone, (Itchy Fingers) IFP057
Rae, No. 14: Da Capo Waltz, Mosaics Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009302
Rae, Proclamation, no. 1 or The First Waltz, no. 2, Style Workout for Solo Saxophone, (Universal) UE 21232
Rae, Walking the Labrador, Step by Step, (Universal) UE21624
Trad. Chinese, Bamboo Flute, no. 25, Amazing Studies for Saxophone, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060103872
Wilson, Muladhara, The Seven Chakra for Solo Saxophone, (Camden) CM239

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