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Syllabus:Saxophone (Alto/Baritone) from 2014

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Selected recordings from the Grade 8 syllabusAlto Saxophone Exam Pieces 2014 2 CDs, ABRSM Grade 8 (ABRSM)
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Pieces (select one from each list)

List AAvailable In
1. Allegro or Vivo: 1st or 3rd movt from Sonata for alto saxophone, Op. 115
Sonate Op. 115 for Alto Saxophone (Lemoine)
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2. Adagio and Allegro: 2nd and 3rd movts from Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020
J. S. Bach
Sonata in G minor BWV 1020 (trans. Harle for Eb/Bb saxophone & piano) (Universal Edition)
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3. Asturias for alto saxophone, Op. 84
Busser Asturias for Alto Saxophone (Leduc)
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4. Sarabande et Allegro for alto saxophone
Sarabande et Allegro (Leduc)
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5. Pour la longueur de la respiration: No. 9 from Études for alto saxophone
Koechlin Études for Alto Saxophone and Piano (ed. Londeix) for saxophone & piano (Billaudot)
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6. Lou Cabridan: No. 5: from Tableaux de Provence for alto saxophone
Paule Maurice
Tableaux de Provence Alto Saxophone (Lemoine)
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7. Allegro moderato: 1st movt from Sonata for alto saxophone
Gary Schocker
Sonata for Alto Saxophone (Theodore Presser)
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8. Concertino for alto saxophone, Op. 78
Singelee 3 & 5th Solo Concert +concertino Op78 Sax (Lemoine)
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9. Mi temps and Course: 2nd and 3rd movts from Sonatine Sportive for alto saxophone
Sonatine Sportive (Leduc)
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10. Adagio and Vivace: 1st and 2nd movts from Sonata in G minor, RV 28 for alto saxophone
Vivaldi Sonata in G minor, RV 28, trans. Leonard for alto saxophone (Christina Leonard Publications)
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List BAvailable In
1. Samba Triste: 1st movt from Three Piece Suite for alto saxophone
R. R. Bennett
Three Piece Suite (Novello)
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2. Obsession (Habanera) and Bahama Rhumba (The Caribbean): Nos 2 and 3 from Latin American Dances for alto saxophone
John Carmichael
Latin American Dances alto Sax & Piano (Emerson)
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3. Cygncopations for alto or tenor saxophone
Roderick Elms
Cygncopations for alto or tenor saxophone (Eb/Bb edition) (Camden Music)
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4. Any three dances: from Cinq danses exotiques for alto saxophone
5 Exotic Dances - alto saxophone & piano (Schott)
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5. Allegro or Allegro con brio: 1st or 3rd movt from Blues Concerto for alto saxophone
Bill Holcombe
Blues Concerto for Alto Sax & Piano (Musicians Publications)
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6. Tango and Charleston for alto saxophone
Trevor Hold
Tango & Charleston Alto Sax piano (Thames)
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7. Allegro ma non troppo: 1st movt from Sonata for alto saxophone
Wolfgang Jacobi
Sonata for Alto Saxophone (Bourne Music)
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8. More Brothers
Duncan Lamont
The Light Touch Book 2 Alto Saxophone & Piano (Stainer & Bell)
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9. Gymnopedie Blue and East Coast Mainline: 2nd and 3rd movts from Sonatina for alto saxophone
James Rae
Sonatina (alto sax) (Reedimensions)
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10. Schwarzer Tänzer for saxophone
Nigel Wood
Schwarzer Tänzer for Eb/Bb saxophone and piano (Saxtet)
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List CAvailable In
1. Allegretto (scherzando): 3rd movt from Sonatina for solo saxophone
Chris Allen
Sonatina for Solo Saxophone (Emerson)
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2. Menuet 1, Menuet 2 and Gigue: from Suite No. 1 for solo saxophone
J. S. Bach
Suite No.1 For Sax trans.Londeix (Lemoine)
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3. Abstraction
Rob Buckland
Changing Times (Bb/Eb Sax Solo) (Astute Music)
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4. Wandering Sax or Sax Polonaise: No. 59 or No. 60 from Sixty for Sax
Alan Bullard
Sixty for Sax (ABRSM)
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5. Tango: No. 14 from 17 Études dansantes for solo saxophone
P. M. Dubois
Pierre Max Dubois 17 Études dansantes (Billaudot)
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6. Jim and Pam and Pam and Jim for solo instrument
Graham Fitkin
Graham Fitkin Jim and Pam and Pam and Jim for solo instrument (Fitkin)
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7. Study in E
80 Graded Studies for Saxophone Book 2 (Faber Music)
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8. Devil's Brew: No. 36 from 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone
James Rae
36 More Modern Studies For Solo Saxophone (Universal Edition)
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Also RecommendedAvailable In
1. Scales & ArpeggiosScales and Arpeggios for Saxophone, Grades 1-8 (ABRSM)
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2. Sight Reading TestsSpecimen Sight-Reading Tests for Saxophone, Grades 6–8 (ABRSM)
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3. Preparation for the Aural TestsAural Training in Practice, ABRSM Grades 6–8, with 3 CDs (ABRSM)
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Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 8 (ABRSM)
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 Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 8 with 2 CDs (ABRSM)
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