Exam: AMEB Saxophone

Steppin’ Up (8 pieces)

RM251e Steppin Up Barrett
RM251e Steppin Up Barrett
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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level A, Sax Alto & Piano Level B
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 2,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 3,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 4,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 5,
HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720067-00-1 Catalogue: RM251
Level: A - Easy, B Country: Australia

Contents: Herbie's Journey, Heaven's Steps, Dracula's New Shorts, Cha Cha Boom, I Wonder Why, Eat My Shorts Dance, My Neighbour's Pool, Half a Dozen

Whole Steps (7 pieces)

RM249e Whole Steps (7 pieces) Barrett SAX
RM249e Whole Steps (7 pieces) Barrett SAX
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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 15 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Level B
Exam Grade: AMEB Leisure Saxophone Alto Grade 4,
AMEB Leisure Saxophone Tenor Grade 4,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 5,
AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade 5,
HSC Saxophone Alto,
HSC Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: M-720059-94-5 Catalogue: RM249
Level: B Country: Australia

Contents: Captain Fred, Rikitiki Plop, Doodly What's It, Lookin' at Cha Cha Cha, Slinkissimmo , The Little Rag Rag, Three Out of Four

Half Steps (13 pieces)

RM248 Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett SAX
RM248 Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett SAX
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RM248e Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett SAX
RM248e Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett SAX
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Contents: Leap Frog, The Accidental Spy, Tree Fellas of Sherwood , The BIG Test , The Tricky Finish,  Trickie Dickie,  Triple Treat,  Three Blind Rats,  Tiptoe Through the Paddock , Old Blue , The Lonely Hiccup , David and his Big Friend , Cha Cha No. 1

Crazy Logic

RM224 Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM224 Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
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RM224e Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM224e Crazy Logic Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2006 Duration: 13 mins.
Instrumentation: Featured, Sax Alto & Piano Level E
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade LMusA
ISMN: M-720067-31-5 Catalogue: RM224
Level: E Country: Australia

Performed by Rompduo

Crazy Logic (for alto saxophone and piano, 2006) was composed at the invitation of saxophonist Barry Cockcroft and pianist Adam Pinto (RompDuo) for premiere performance at the 2006 Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, VIC, Australia.

Subsequent performances of the work include:
• Gerard McChrystal (saxophone) & Mary Dullea (pianist) @ Wigmore Hall, London, UK;
• Barry Cockcroft (saxophone) & Darrell Partin (piano) @ the 34th International Saxophone Symposium, Fairfax, VA, USA;
• Anhinga PianoSAX Duo @ 2011 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 4 Conference, Huntsville, Texas, USA;
• Jabra Latham (saxophone) & Karen Smithies (pianist) at The Ballroom, Epsom House, Pontville, Tasmania, Australia;
• RompDuo @ 2011 Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Symposium, Melbourne, Australia;
• Tim Roberts (sax) & Renate Rohlfing (piano) @ Selmer Paris Dragon Bird Event, Steinway Hall, NYC, NY, USA.

In composing the work, I have chosen to use musical ideas of a mostly intense and driving nature. My melodic lines comprise semiquavers which twist, scurry, and traverse up, down and around the musical staves at a great pace.

Furthermore, the two instrumentalists often play in unison or at the octave, lending added urgency and directness to the music.

While a softer, more reflective mood is revealed at the heart of the work, it is the energetic music with its chromatic kinks, jagged contours and wide leaps that elicits, for me, the ‘crazy’ mood alluded to in the work’s title.

In stitching my ‘crazy’ music together, I have aimed to afford the work a certain logic by virtue of balanced phrasing and fluent transitions between sections of the work.

I thank Barry and Adam for inviting me to compose this work and for giving the work its premiere performance. M.O.

Murphy’s Law

RM218e Murphys Law
RM218e Murphys Law
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Composer: Philip Norman
Composed: 2002 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Soprano & Piano
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade 6,
AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade 8,
AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade Certificate of Performance
ISMN: M-720059-87-7 Catalogue: RM218
Level: D Country: New Zealand

Performed by Rompduo

Heaven

RM217e Heaven Goldstein ALTO SAX/PNO
RM217e Heaven Goldstein ALTO SAX/PNO
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Composer: Perry Goldstein
Composed: 2005 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level E
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade Certificate of Performance
ISMN: M-720059-85-3 Catalogue: RM217
Level: E Country: United States

Performed by Rompduo

Le Api

RM216e Le Api Tse SOPRANO SAX/PNO
RM216e Le Api Tse SOPRANO SAX/PNO
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Composer: Kenneth Tse
Composed: 1905 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Featured, Sax Soprano & Piano
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade LMusA
ISMN: M-720059-84-6 Catalogue: RM216
Level: E Country: United States

Performed by Kenneth Tse

Also available for Alto Saxophone

Antonio Pasculli was born on October 13th, 1842 in Palermo.  He began his career as a virtuosic oboist at the age of 14 and by the time he was 18, was professor of oboe and English horn at the Regio Conservatorio di Palermo, a position he held until he became blind in 1913.

He was appointed director of the Corpo Municipale di Musica di Palermo in 1879, but due to his advancing blindness he withdrew from active concert life in 1884 and lived until 1924. Pasculli composed numerous fantasies for oboe and orchestra on themes from the operas of Bellini, Donizetti, Meyerbeer, Rossini and Verdi. His compositions were often considered to be too difficult to be performed and therefore were forgotten by oboists until modern times.

Le Api for oboe and piano was first published in 1905 and was dedicated to the Conservatorio di Musica di Palermo. Although similar to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee, Le Api was written first, and is part of the three virtuosic studies Pasculli wrote for the oboe. From a postscript to the third study we learn that these were first performed in the big hall of the Conservatorio di musica in Milan on July 14, 1874.

The long legato ties are performed with circular breathing and there is only one place where the player can take a breath (break between phrases) in the entire piece.