Exam: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 6

My Favourite Tenor Saxophone Concert Pieces Piano Accomp (22 pieces)

RM353 My Favourite Tenor Saxophone Concert Pieces Piano Accomp (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor PNO ACCOMPS
RM353 My Favourite Tenor Saxophone Concert Pieces Piano Accomp (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor PNO ACCOMPS
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RM353e MFCP (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor TENOR PNO ACCOMPS
RM353e MFCP (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor TENOR PNO ACCOMPS
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Solo part available separately.

Contents: The Great Gate of Kiev, All Beautiful the March of Days, Adagio in G Minor, Theme from Pathétique, Pomp and Circumstance, The Swan, Traumerai, Golliwog’s Cake Walk, Air on the G String, Chanson de Matin, The Liberty Bell, Farandole, Gavotte, Habañera, Minuet, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Minuet in G, Overture to Carmen, Clair de lune, Concerto, Pavane, Meditation

My Favourite Alto Saxophone Concert Pieces Piano Accomp (22 pieces)

RM351 My Favourite Alto Saxophone Concert Pieces Piano Accomp (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor PNO ACCOMPS
RM351 My Favourite Alto Saxophone Concert Pieces Piano Accomp (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor PNO ACCOMPS

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RM351e MFCP Accomp (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor PNO ACCOMPS
RM351e MFCP Accomp (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor PNO ACCOMPS

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Solo part available separately.

Contents: The Great Gate of Kiev, All Beautiful the March of Days, Adagio in G Minor, Theme from Pathétique, Pomp and Circumstance, The Swan, Traumerai, Golliwog’s Cake Walk, Air on the G String, Chanson de Matin, The Liberty Bell, Farandole, Gavotte, Habañera, Minuet, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Minuet in G, Overture to Carmen, Clair de lune, Concerto, Pavane, Meditation

My Favourite Alto Saxophone Concert Pieces (22 pieces)

RM350 My Favourite Alto Saxophone Concert Pieces (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor ALTO SAX/PNO
RM350 My Favourite Alto Saxophone Concert Pieces (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM350e MFCP (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor ALTO SAX/PNO
RM350e MFCP (22 pieces) Cockcroft Editor ALTO SAX/PNO

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Piano part available separately.

Contents: The Great Gate of Kiev, All Beautiful the March of Days, Adagio in G Minor, Theme from Pathétique, Pomp and Circumstance, The Swan, Traumerai, Golliwog's Cake Walk, Air on the G String, Chanson de Matin, The Liberty Bell, Farandole, Gavotte, Habañera, Minuet, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Minuet in G, Overture to Carmen, Clair de lune, Concerto, Pavane, Meditation

Hoe Down

RM310 Hoe Down Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO
RM310 Hoe Down Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM310e Hoe Down Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO
RM310e Hoe Down Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 1996 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 6,
HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720067-67-4 Catalogue: RM310
Level: D Country: Australia

Also available for Alto sax solo with Big-band A jazz band with a violin solo, a sax quartet featuring Soprano Sax, a big band featuring violin or marimba have all performed “Hoe Down”. It does have a strong Funk element and is built around the pentatonic scale but also contains jazz and blues licks around primary triads (I, IV and V). My recorded tempo is at the upper limit but it does work very nicely at slower tempos, but not too slow. The jazz articulations at various times in the piece are hard not to swing but try to keep the even semi-quavers going and the energy up.

The Listener

RM260 The Listener Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO
RM260 The Listener Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM260e The Listener Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO
RM260e The Listener Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 2003 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 6,
HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720067-10-0 Catalogue: RM260
Level: C Country: Australia

Performed by Rompduo

As I was warming up my sax while Kath was getting hers out for a lesson, I played a few random notes which caught my ear. They were the first six notes of this piece. Later that day, after some exploration, I recorded a semi-improvised piano part and then semi-improvised the sax part. What you see on the page is a cleaned up version of what I did that day. This is the only time I've ever composed this way. Kath is a great Listener and reminded me of it's importance. You should allow your performance to build gradually through the first page and then really soar through the second page before settling down fairly quickly at the end. See if you can make it sound like you improvised it. Get together with the pianist early or play with the midi version of it from the website. It will help you understand the pace and intensity. If you add any jazz inflections, make sure they sound good and that you stay in tune. The beginning is very difficult in that regard so don't try to play any softer than you are able but do work on dropping your dynamic as far as possible and bringing it up as high as you can at the climax.

Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces)

RM257 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett SAX
RM257 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett SAX

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RM257e Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett SAX
RM257e Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett SAX

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Contents: Shuffle Over Here, We Don't Tango Here, The Minor Issue, The Boogie Woogie Woogie, Funkability, Be Bopaphobia

Zodiac (12 pieces)

RM252 Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft SAX
RM252 Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft SAX

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RM252e Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft SAX
RM252e Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft SAX

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Contents: Aries , Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

The Lake and the Hinterland

RM025 The Lake and the Hinterland  Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO
RM025 The Lake and the Hinterland Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM025e The Lake and the Hinterland Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO
RM025e The Lake and the Hinterland Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 2000 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Leisure Saxophone Alto Grade 6,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 6,
HSC Saxophone Alto,
VCE Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720019-24-6 Catalogue: RM025
Level: C Country: Australia

Played live by Barry Cockcroft

A CD recording of this piece is also available.

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’.