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I touched your glistening tears…

RM015 I touched your glistening tears... Broadstock OB/PNO
RM015 I touched your glistening tears... Broadstock OB/PNO

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RM015e I touched your glistening tears... Broadstock OB/PNO
RM015e I touched your glistening tears... Broadstock OB/PNO

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Composer: Brenton Broadstock
Composed: 1998 Duration: 8 mins.
Instrumentation: Oboe & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Oboe Grade 8
ISMN: M-720019-14-7 Catalogue: RM015
Level: D Country: Australia

Noyz in th’ ‘hood

RM013 Noyz in the Hood
RM013 Noyz in the Hood

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RM013e Noyz in the Hood
RM013e Noyz in the Hood

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 1997 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Tenor & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade AMusA,
VCE Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: M-720019-12-3 Catalogue: RM013
Level: D Country: Australia

Performed by Barry Cockcroft

Sleepless in Overnight City

RM012 Sleepless in Overnight City Greenbaum SOPRANO SAX BK/CD
RM012 Sleepless in Overnight City Greenbaum SOPRANO SAX BK/CD

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RM012e Sleepless in Overnight City Greenbaum SOPRANO SAX BK/CD
RM012e Sleepless in Overnight City Greenbaum SOPRANO SAX BK/CD

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 1994 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Soprano & Electronics
ISMN: M-720019-11-6 Catalogue: RM012
Level: C Country: Australia

Performed by Barry Cockcroft

Note: The download contains a high quality audio file and printable sheet music.

Advanced Studies (20 pieces)

RM009 Advanced Studies (20 pieces) Cockcroft Editor SAX
RM009 Advanced Studies (20 pieces) Cockcroft Editor SAX

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RM009e Advanced Studies (20 pieces) Cockcroft Editor SAX
RM009e Advanced Studies (20 pieces) Cockcroft Editor SAX

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These pieces have been chosen to give the advanced saxophonist a melodic selection of traditional studies and caprices. The works were adapted from the violin music of Kreuzter, Rode and Paganini and offer saxophonists the chance to play virtuosic studies that are immensely enjoyable - both to play and to listen to.

Mastering one study at a time is a proven technique for learning these demanding pieces. Precision is vital. Detailed observation of pitch, rhythm and nuance is an effective way to begin the 20 pieces. Careful consideration of each fingering will help to develop fl uent integration of the altissimo register. Meticulous study now will save time and frustration later.

No breath marks are given and often no rests are present to indicate where to breathe. Given the wide variety of tempi that these studies are likely to performed at, each saxophonist must choose their own breathing points. Remember though that breathing is decided by the musical phrase, rather than the phrase being decided by the breathing. It is suggested that the occasional note be ommited to occomodate breathing rather than adjusting the tempo.

Given that most of the studies are intended to be played at a fast tempo, the exact metronome marking is left to the discretion of the player. However, several pieces are quite effective at a slower tempo and it is important to place accuracy above speed.

In most of the pieces, the articulations are taken directly from the violin. Use these original markings or explore additional patterns of your own choosing. Whatever the choice, a clear and consistent approach to articulation is recommended. All octave markings throughout this book are optional. These works are not intended solely for technical development but rather for the musical application of an already advanced technique.

For complimentary further study, Reed Music also publishes Barry Cockcroft’s book ‘Saxophone Technique’.

Reflections

RM008 Reflections Cockcroft ALTO SAX/PNO
RM008 Reflections Cockcroft ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM008e Reflections Cockcroft ALTO SAX/PNO
RM008e Reflections Cockcroft ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Barry Cockcroft
Composed: 1990 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level B
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720019-07-9 Catalogue: RM008
Level: B Country: Australia

Performed by Barry Cockcroft

Ku Ku

RM007 Ku Ku Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX
RM007 Ku Ku Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX

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RM007e Ku Ku Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX
RM007e Ku Ku Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX

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Composer: Barry Cockcroft
Composed: 1997 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Featured, Sax Solo Soprano
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade LMusA
ISMN: M-720019-06-2 Catalogue: RM007
Level: D Country: Australia


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Performed by Barry Cockcroft