Music for your Grade Exam

Board:Trinity College London
Syllabus:Jazz Saxophone 2017-2020
Grade:6

Three pieces are to be played, two pieces from group A and one piece from group B, to form a balanced programme. One or two of these must be a piece containing improvisation. Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition.

Group A (accompanied) Nos. 1-17 are for alto/baritone saxophone in Eb, and Nos. 18-31 are for soprano/tenor saxophone in Bb. Group B (unaccompanied) pieces are appropriate for Eb or Bb saxophone.

Pieces (select one from each list)

Group A (accompanied)Available In
1. Impressions OR Maiden Voyage OR Song for my Father OR Cantaloupe Island OR Footprints [head + 2 choruses]
Aebersold
2. Travellin' Light
Buckland
3. Sax in the City
Crabb
4. Domnerus
Dankworth
5. The Girl from Sark
Gumbley
6. Old Devil Moon
Harburg/Lane
7. Maple Leaf Rag OR Swipesy
Joplin
8. More Brothers
Lamont
9. Candelight
Miles
10. Isabel’s Song
Miles
11. Lyrical
Mintzer
12. Billie’s Bounce [CD track 3] [head and written out improv. only]
Parker
13. Modal Behaviour [track 1, head + 2 choruses] OR What’s the Story? [track 2, head + 1 chorus]
Santin & Clark
14. First Impression OR Autumn Sun [play the head then improvise]
Weston
15. After Charlie ... Joe
J Wilson
16. Those Changes
J Wilson
17. Pressed and Dried
Wood
18. Impressions OR Maiden Voyage OR Song for my Father OR Cantaloupe Island OR Footprints [head + 2 choruses]
Aebersold
19. Sax In The City
Crabb
20. Old Devil Moon
Harburg/Lane
21. Candelight
Miles
22. Isabel’s Song
Miles
23. Lyrical
Mintzer
24. Riff Laden and Slow Boogie
Norton
25. Billie’s Bounce [CD track 3] [head and written out improv. only]
Parker
26. Modal Behaviour [track 1, head + 2 choruses] OR What’s the Story? [track 2, head + 1 chorus]
Santin & Clark
27. Zebra Crossing
Scott
28. After Charlie ... Joe
J Wilson
29. Those Changes
J Wilson
30. Pressed and Dried
Wood
31. Squiffy’s Song
Wood
Group B (unaccompanied)Available In
1. Changing Times OR Latin Dance OR Charming Snakes
Buckland
2. Crazy Hepcats, no. 3 OR Reed Fever!, no. 5 OR Funky Monkey, no. 14
Gumbley
3. Speed Bump Swing
Gumbley
4. Bag of Rags, no. 14
Mower
5. Mambo a la Funk
Rae
6. Watch It! OR Party Time
Street
7. Like a Song OR Boo Ga Loo Ga Loo, Do Wop [without backing or improv.]
J Wilson
StudyAvailable In
1. No Joke! OR Second Wind
Rae
2. Pres OR Splodges OR Sidney
Wilson
Also RecommendedAvailable In
1. Scales and Arpeggios
2. Sight Reading
3. Aural Tests