Trinity Saxophone – Grade 5

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 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. Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition.

Group A (click the tab to display your choice)

J S Bach, Badinerie, Les classiques du saxophone no. 1, (Leduc) AL19511
Balogh, Palotás and Friss, The Light Touch book 1, (Stainer & Bell) H387
Blémant, Petit Jeu, First Repertoire Pieces for Alto Saxophone, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060124716
Cowles, ed. Harvey, Tolmers Village, Saxophone Solos vol. 2, (Chester) CH 55121
Crepin, Celine Mandarine, (Lemoine) HL25244
Debussy, Le petit nègre or Petite pièce or The Little Shepherd or La fille aux cheveux de lin, Claude Debussy Saxophone Album, (Universal) UE 17777
Degg, VII, Celtic Collage, (Masquerade) MM0013
Fauré, Après un rêve, Gabriel Fauré Saxophone Album, (Universal) UE 21053
Gates, Wonderland, Mood Music, (Camden) CM061
Harvey, Caprice anglais, Saxophone Solos vol. 2 [Alto], (Chester) CH55121
Lyons, The Swinging Roundabout [playing upper line in last 3 bars], Compositions for Alto Saxophone vol. 1, (Useful) U123
Norton, Set Piece, Microjazz Alto Saxophone Collection 2, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060110566
Parker, Bright Young Things, The Light Touch book 2, (Stainer & Bell) H388
Pritchard, Trapeze, Finger Prints, (Faber)
Rae, Sonatina for Alto Saxophone, Gymnopédie Bleu, (Reedimensions) RD 002
Rodriguez, La Cumparsita no. 5, Play Latin for Alto Saxophone, (Faber)
Roussel, Vocalise, (Lemoine) 24442HL
Street, All Because Of You, (Saxtet) 001

J S Bach, Sonata no. 6, 3rd movt: Siciliano, (Advance) ADV7043
J S Bach, Two Bourrées, from Third Cello Suite, Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, (Schirmer) GS33057 / HL50490436 (with CD)
R R Bennett, Tender is the Night — Rosemary’s Waltz, Encore! John Harle, (Chester) CH61090
Blémant, Petit Jeu, First Repertoire Pieces for Tenor Saxophone, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060071522
Brown, Tangram, Tango for Tenor, (Warwick) WD012
Debussy, Sarabande, from Suite pour le piano, Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, (Schirmer) GS33057 / HL50490436 (with CD)
Dvorák, Lament op. 85 no. 6, Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, (Schirmer) GS33057 /HL50490436 (with CD)
Gounod, The Entry of the Nubian Slaves or Moderato con moto, Simply Sax for Tenor, (Fentone) F 488–401
Gurewich, Czardas, First Repertoire Pieces for Tenor Saxophone, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060071522
Harris, Saxsequential, Selected Solos for Soprano/Tenor Saxophone Grades 4–6, (Faber, book only, with piano accomp.)
Heath, Gentle Dreams, Gentle Dreams and Shiraz, (Camden) CM115
Kelly, Bemused, no. 7, Mood Pieces for Soprano Saxophone, (Stainer & Bell) H441
McGarry, Song without Words, (Saxtet) 015
Nyman, Lost and Found, Encore! John Harle, (Chester) CH61090
arr. Rickards, The Ash Grove or Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore, Songs of the British Isles, (Saxtet) 034
Street, All Because Of You, (Saxtet) 001
Washington/Bassman, I’m Getting Sentimental Over You, Big Chillers for Tenor Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 1338T
Wilson, Tango in D, for Soprano Saxophone, (Camden) CM065

Both instruments
Albéniz, Tango, Musical Moments Saxophone book 5, (Trinity) TG 009685
Bernstein, Tonight from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein for Alto Saxophone or Leonard Bernstein for Tenor Saxophone, (Boosey & Hawkes) M051680634 / MO51680641
Buckland, Starwatching, Musical Moments Saxophone book 5, (Trinity) TG 009685
Burns/Herman, Early Autumn, Musical Moments Saxophone book 5, (Trinity) TG 009685
Coleridge-Taylor, Valse Bohémienne, Musical Moments Saxophone book 5, (Trinity) TG 009685
Gunning, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Musical Moments Saxophone book 5, (Trinity) TG 009685
Hampton, Love is an Enigma, Jazz Moods, (Masquerade) MM0025
Scott, Órale Vato, Musical Moments Saxophone book 5, (Trinity) TG 009685

Group B

Saxophone in E♭/B♭
Bennett, See You in Five or Distant Memory, The Jazz Sax Collection, (Faber, alto/baritone, soprano/tenor)
Gregory, Captain Legpipe, no. 20, Saxophone Solos book 1, (Astute) am308–48
Mower, Bucolic Bounce, no. 17 or Dm Swing, no. 23, The Good Tempered Saxophone, (Itchy Fingers) IFP057
Rae, Ambiguity, no. 8, 20 Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone, (Universal) UE 18820
Rae, No. 58: Fake Five, Mosaics Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009302
Rae, Scale Model, no. 9 or Epilogue, no. 10, Style Workout for Solo Saxophone, (Universal) UE 21232
Scott, China Doll, no. 2, Saxophone Solos book 1, (Astute) am308–48
Stokes, Study no. 30, Easy Jazz Singles, (Hunt) HE43
Wilson, E♭ major, no. 7, Saxtudes, (Camden) CM240
Wilson, Vishuddha, The Seven Chakra for Solo Saxophone, (Camden) CM239

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