Trinity Saxophone – Grade 2

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Saxophone Pieces for Grade 2
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)

J S Bach, Minuet in G, Take Ten for Alto Saxophone, (Universal) UE 18836
Blake, Walking in the Air, Really Easy Sax Book, (Faber)
Corelli, Largo, Saxophone Basics Repertoire, (Faber)
Dodgson, Meadowsweet, Up Front Album for E♭ Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 0307
Franck, Allegretto, p. 54, Saxophone Basics, (Faber, pupils book, teachers book, pupils book & CD)
Gershwin, Love is Here to Stay, Easy Gershwin for Saxophone, (OUP)
Halton, Arabian Sunrise, Finger Prints, (Faber)
Hare, Banana Rag, Grade by Grade Alto Saxophone Grade 2, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060124778
Hazlehurst, Last of the Summer Wine, Making the Grade – Grade 2, (Chester) CH60098
Lisk, Men Behaving Badly, Saxophone Basics, (Faber, pupils book, teachers book, pupils book & CD)
McLean, Vincent, Making the Grade — Grade 2, (Chester) CH60098
Mower, Lullaby, Future Hits [Alto], (Itchy Fingers) IFP056
Norton, Young at Heart, Microjazz Alto Saxophone Collection 2, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060110566
Schubert, The Trout, The Joy of Saxophone, (Yorktown) YK21541
Street, Let’s Get Away [with repeat], Streetwise for Alto Saxophone & Piano, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060079276
Trad., The Gift to be Simple, Making the Grade – Grade 2, (Chester) CH60098

Bazelaire, Chanson d’Alsace, Suite Française op. 114, (Schott) SF9261
Bernstein, One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein for Tenor Saxophone, (Boosey & Hawkes) M051680641
Couperin, Gavotte, Klassische Saxophon-Soli, (Schott) ED 7330
Fauré, Pavane, Classical Album for B♭ Instruments book 2, (Studio)
Hamner, Aria 1, no. 2 or Preludio, no. 1, Saxophone Samples for B♭ Saxophone, (Studio)
Harris, Pirates Ahoy!, Selected Solos for Soprano/Tenor Saxophone Grades 1-3, (Faber, book only, with piano accomp.)
Ledbury, Takin’ It Easy, All Jazzed Up for Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 0302
Lyons, Velvet, Compositions for Tenor Saxophone vol. 1, (Useful) U132
Mower, Lullaby, Future Hits [Tenor], (Itchy Fingers) IFP060
Offenbach, Barcarolle, Klassische Saxophon-Soli, (Schott) ED 7330
Rae, Curtain-up or Bruno’s Tune, Play it Cool — Saxophone, (Universal) UE 21100
Rodgers & Hart, You Are Too Beautiful, All Jazzed Up for Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 0302
Trad., The Londonderry Air, Klassische Saxophon-Soli, (Schott) ED 7330
Wedgwood, Chinese Take It Away, Selected Solos for Soprano/Tenor Saxophone Grades 1–3, (Faber, book only, with piano accomp)

Both instruments
Gumbley, In the Pocket, Musical Moments Saxophone book 2, (Trinity) TG 009654
Hampton, Good to be Back, Musical Moments Saxophone book 2, (Trinity) TG 009654
Handel, Trio from Water Music, First Repertoire for Alto Saxophone, (Faber)
attrib. Pergolesi, Nina, Musical Moments Saxophone book 2, (Trinity) TG 009654
Street, It Couldn’t Be Better, Musical Moments Saxophone book 2, (Trinity) TG 009654
Trad., Danny Boy, Musical Moments Saxophone book 2, (Trinity) TG 009654
Trad., Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho, Easy Pieces for Alto Saxophone, (Pan) PEM 89
Trad., What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor?, Musical Moments Saxophone book 2, (Trinity) TG 009654
Wilson, See Them Dance, Musical Moments Saxophone book 2, (Trinity) TG 009654

Group B,

Saxophone in E♭/B♭
Anon., Medieval Dance Tune, no. 13, Amazing Studies for Saxophone, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060103872
Hampton, The King’s Own Dance, Saxophone Basics, (Faber, pupils book, teachers book, pupils book & CDFaber, pupils book, teachers book, pupils book & CD)
Lacour, Study no. 2 or Study no. 3, 50 Études façiles et progressives vol. 1, (Billaudot) G15491B
Mower, Knock Knock, no. 6, The Good Tempered Saxophone, (Itchy Fingers) IFP057
Mower, No. 16: A Recurring Theme (1) or No. 20: Cucumber Wallbanger, Mosaics Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009302
Popp, Study no. 10 or Study no. 24, Easy Classical Studies for Saxophone, (Universal) UE 17770
Rae, Jig in D, no. 5 or Stake-Out, no. 13 or Heavy Duty, no. 23, Style Workout for Solo Saxophone, (Universal) UE 21232
Wedgwood, Cat Walk (Study in A minor), Up-Grade Alto Saxophone Grades 1–2, (Faber)
Wilson, Swadistana, The Seven Chakra for Solo Saxophone, (Camden) CM239

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