Category Archives: Saxophone

Mischief

RM1080 Mischief Goldstein SAX QUARTET SATB
RM1080 Mischief Goldstein SAX QUARTET SATB
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RM1080e Mischief Goldstein SAX QUARTET SATB
RM1080e Mischief Goldstein SAX QUARTET SATB
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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 2011 Duration: 7 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Quartet SATB Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720137-21-6 Catalogue: RM1080
Level: E Country: United States

Mischief

RM1060 Mischief Goldstein ALTO SAX/BASS CLA
RM1060 Mischief Goldstein ALTO SAX/BASS CLA

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RM1060e Mischief Goldstein ALTO SAX/BASS CLA
RM1060e Mischief Goldstein ALTO SAX/BASS CLA

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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 2011 Duration: 7 mins.
Instrumentation: Bass Clarinet Chamber Music, Sax Alto & Bass Clarinet
ISMN: 979-0-720137-02-5 Catalogue: RM1060
Level: E Country: United States

Melbourne Sonata

RM888 Melbourne Sonata Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX/PNO
RM888 Melbourne Sonata Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX/PNO

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RM888e Melbourne Sonata Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX/PNO
RM888e Melbourne Sonata Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Barry Cockcroft
Composed: 2012 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Soprano & Piano
ISMN: 979-0-720114-85-9 Catalogue: RM888
Level: E Country: Australia

The Melbourne Sonata is a major work for soprano saxophone & piano. It is dedicated to Irish saxophonist Gerard McChrystal and is a 12 minute composition in three movements, Go, Slow and Blow.

The effective performance of this piece lies in the ability of the duo to maintian considerable intensity throughout. The two parts are tightly integrated and at times the two instruments should be indistinguiable from one another. With few gaps in the saxophone part, circular breathing essential. The lines weave in and out of each other leaving neither instrument prominent. With the pedal depressed throughout the 2nd movement, some of the saxophone notes should cause the piano to resonate. It was not my intention to have the saxophone playing into the piano but rather a resonant 3rd voice in the distance. The final movement requires clarity of articulation and a hint of a Celtic feel.

Silent Night (Gruber)

RM995 Silent Night (Gruber) Firth SAX QUARTET AATB
RM995 Silent Night (Gruber) Firth SAX QUARTET AATB

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RM995e Silent Night (Gruber) Firth SAX QUARTET AATB
RM995e Silent Night (Gruber) Firth SAX QUARTET AATB

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2012 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Quartet AATB Level C
ISMN: 979-0-720129-35-8 Catalogue: RM995
Level: C Country: Australia

This arrangement of the lovely traditional Christmas carol is set in a lush, sometimes romantic style of a quasi-jazz saxophone section. It is packed with interesting harmonic movement and yet always stays true to the original melody that all know and love. The writing is challenging enough to make it interesting and yet it never crosses over into the “too difficult” category that some jazz saxophone section writing can stray in to. The short “Supersax” two thirds the way through is guaranteed to give listeners goose bumps and all in all this chart is sure to be a crowd pleaser no matter where it’s performed.

All In – A Comprehensive Method for Jazz Saxophone

RM1058 All In Getz SAX
RM1058 All In Getz SAX

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RM1058e All In Getz SAX
RM1058e All In Getz SAX

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Composer: Noah Getz
Composed: 2008 Duration: mins.
Instrumentation: Alto Tutor Books, Baritone Tutor Books, Tenor Tutor Books
ISMN: 979-0-720129-97-6 Catalogue: RM1058
Level: C, D, E Country: United States

This volume (120+ pages) was created to provide a practice method for four years of study in jazz. The large majority of this book focuses on exercises and patterns that form the technical framework for this study and addresses the first element of this practice strategy. Exercises are in all twelve keys moving by step, chromatically, circle of 4ths, and minor thirds to prepare for common progressions. Key signatures in exercises are in the tonic key and some accidentals have been altered for ease of reading. The text in the beginning of this book explains how to take these technical exercises and create the eighth note lines which form the basis for many jazz solos.

Multiphonic Etudes (24 Pieces)

RM999 Etudes (24 pieces) Hall SAX
RM999 Etudes (24 pieces) Hall SAX

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RM999e Etudes (24 pieces) Hall SAX
RM999e Etudes (24 pieces) Hall SAX

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Composer: Randall Hall
Composed: 2009 Duration: 40 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Level E
ISMN: 979-0-720129-98-3 Catalogue: RM999
Level: E Country: United States

The goal of these etudes is to help students gain technical command of multiphonics and to become familiar with the phrasing, interpretation and notation of contemporary music. Multiphonics, or the simultaneous production of more then one note, are an important element of the new experimental style know as musique contemporaine, or contemporary music. The following studies are not a compressive listing of multiphonics, rather they introduced them progressively in a musical context. Technical mastery of multiophonics will require students to gain fluency in two areas. The simpler task is to learn the often awkward cross-fingerings characteristic of multiphonics. This is just a question of practicing individual multiphonics as they are encountered. More challenging is learning how to make multiphonics speak which will require a mastery of voicing, the correct placement of everything behind the lips, including the tongue, oral cavity, soft palate and throat. The best way to accomplish this is to become fluent in harmonics or overtones. A series of exercises on harmonics have been provided as preliminary studies. In addition to helping produce multiphonics the study of harmonics will also facilitate altissimo and a general improvement in sound production. If harmonics and multiphonics speak it is a good indication that proper embouchure, air support and voicing are being used.


Toot Suite (3 pieces)

RM975 Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 SAX
RM975 Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 SAX

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RM975e Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 SAX
RM975e Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 SAX

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Composer: Bryan Hooley
Composed: 2004 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Mixed Duets
ISMN: 979-0-720129-09-9 Catalogue: RM975
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Funkey Monkey

RM979 Funkey Monkey Firth ALTO SAX/PNO
RM979 Funkey Monkey Firth ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM979e Funkey Monkey Firth ALTO SAX/PNO
RM979e Funkey Monkey Firth ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2012 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level C
ISMN: 979-0-720129-13-6 Catalogue: RM979
Level: C Country: Australia

Bring a bit of groovy funk sax playing into your life with this catchy Andy Firth original! This piece is sure to be a popular addition to your collection of Andy Firth pieces. Complete with a groovy piano backing and cool sax solo, “Funkey Monkey” is set to put you in the groove!

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