Trinity Saxophone – Grade 6

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 6
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)

Albinoni, Concerto in D minor, op. 9, no. 2, 1st movt: Allegro e non presto or 3rd movt: Allegro, (Advance) ADV7042
Balogh, Gipsy Songs [with quasi cadenza], from The Light Touch book 2, (Stainer & Bell) H388
Binge, Concerto for Alto Saxophone, 2nd movt: Romance, (Weinberger) M570052905
Bizet, Intermezzo, no. 3, minuetto, from Les soli des l’Arlesienne, (Choudens) ACF020035
Buckland, Travellin’ Light , from Café Europa, (Astute) am242–54
Carpenter, Chorinho Carinhoso, from John Harle Saxophone Album — To Baker Street and Bach, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060065972
Cassiniere, Ronde, from Les contemporains écrivent vol. 2, (Billaudot) PN6183
Debussy, Arabesque no. 1 or Golliwogg’s Cake Walk, from Claude Debussy Saxophone Album, (Universal) UE 17777
Delibes, Barcarolle from Sylvia, from Saxophone Solos vol. 1 (Alto ed., (Chester) CH55120
Elgar, Chanson de matin op. 15 no. 2 or Chanson de nuit op. 15 no. 1, from An Elgar Saxophone Album, (Novello) NOV120742
Elms, Il Cygnet, (Camden) CM259
Fauré, Kitty-Valse, from Gabriel Fauré Saxophone Album, (Universal) UE 21053
Hampton, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, from Unbeaten Tracks — Alto Saxophone, (Faber)
Harris, Music of the Spheres, from Concert Repertoire for Alto Saxophone, (Faber)
Koechlin, Etude no. 5 or Etude no. 11 , from 15 études pour Saxophone alto et piano, (Billaudot/EFM) 1008
Lyons, Valse des Lions, from Compositions for Alto Saxophone vol. 2, (Useful) U124
Naulais, Any single movement from Petite Suite Latine, (Lemoine) HL 26497
Rachmaninov, Vocalise, from John Harle Saxophone Album – To Baker Street and Bach, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060065972
Ravel, Pièce en Forme de Habanera [E♭ edition], (Leduc) AL17680
Roach, Da, Comrade Sax!, from Saxophone and Piano book 1, (Astute) am308-62
Rodgers, Interactive, from The Light Touch book 2, (Stainer & Bell) H388
Vaughan Williams, Six Studies in English Folk-Song, no. 5 and no. 6 or no. 4 and no. 6, (Stainer & Bell, piano accomp.) H173 [E♭ sax] H47 [piano]
Westbrook & Biscoe, Sonnet no. 13, from John Harle Saxophone Album — To Baker Street and Bach, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060065972

J C Bach, Sinfonia in B♭ 2nd movt: Andante and 3rd movt: Presto , from Klassische Saxophon-Soli), (Schott) ED 7330
Cowan, Shadows, (Boosey & Hawkes) M051680405
Elgar, Chanson de matin, op. 15 no. 2 or Chanson de nuit, op. 15 no. 1 , from An Elgar Saxophone Album), (Novello) NOV120742
Elms, Il Cygnet, (Camden) CM259
Fauré, Kitty-Valse, from Gabriel Fauré Saxophone Album, (Universal) UE 21053
Fiocco, Arioso, from Saxophone Solos vol. 2 (Tenor, (Chester) CH55208
German, Pastorale and Bourrée, (Rubank) HL04477543
Granados, Rondo Aragonesa, from Danza Espanola, (UME) UME21472
Handel, Sonata no. 1, 1st movt: Adagio and 2nd movt: Allegro, Les classiques des saxophone no. 113 (Tenor), (Leduc) AL25143
Harvey, Contest Solo no. 4 for Soprano Sax [from bar 34, Allegro, to the end], (Studio) M050033967
Joplin, Palm Leaf Rag, from Elite Syncopations, Bethena & Palm Leaf Rag, (Lemoine) 25143
Lyons, Melody in Search of a Musical or The Quick Brown Fox or Valse des Lions, from Compositions for Tenor Saxophone vol. 2, (Useful) U133
Rae, Tarantella, from Sonatina for Tenor Saxophone, (Reedimensions) RD 003
Ravel, Pièce en Forme de Habanera [B♭ edition], (Leduc) AL17679
Saint-Saëns, Allegro Apassionata, op. 43, from Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, (Schirmer) GS33057 / HL50490436 (with CD)
Schumann, Romance op. 94 no. 1, from Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, (Schirmer) GS33057 / HL50490436 (with CD)
Singelée, Adagio and Rondo op. 63, (Lemoine) HX27786
Vivaldi, trans. Kynaston, Concerto in A minor, RV 461, 3rd movt: Allegro [for soprano saxophone] (Leduc) AL28950

Group B

Saxophone in E♭/B♭
Allen, No. 16, from Saxophone Studio, (Hunt) HE40
Gariboldi, Study no. 65 or Study no. 66, from Easy Classical Studies for Saxophone, (Universal) UE17770
Lacour, Study no. 33, from 50 Études façiles et progressives vol. 2, (Billaudot) GB15492
Lyons, Study no. 21, from 24 Melodic Studies for Saxophone, (Useful) U55
Mazas, Study no. 64, from 80 Graded Studies for Saxophone book 2, (Faber)
Mower, No. 10: Django’s Tango or No. 14: Bag of Rags or No. 19: Forest Lament, from Mosaics Saxophone book 2, (Trinity) TG 009319
Mower, Pentamental Journey, no. 29 or It’s Bop, Not Pop, no. 34, from The Good Tempered Saxophone, (Itchy Fingers) IFP057
Rae, Staccato Prelude, no. 4, from 12 Modern Etudes for Solo Saxophone, (Universal) UE 18795
Redpath, Emerald Engine, no. 6, from Saxophone Solos book 1, (Astute) am308–48
Ross, Study no. 6, Sax Scorcher, from Sax Scorchers, (Saxtet) 118
Street, Romance or Like it or Not?, from Street Beats, (Saxtet) 120
Wilson, Ajna, from The Seven Chakra for Solo Saxophone, (Camden) CM239

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