Exam: HSC Saxophone Tenor

Sonatina

RM823 Sonatina Spiewak Bb SAX/PNO
RM823 Sonatina Spiewak Bb SAX/PNO
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Composer: Tomasz Spiewak
Composed: 1989 Duration: 15 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Soprano & Piano, Sax Tenor & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Soprano,
HSC Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: 979-0-720114-21-7 Catalogue: RM823
Level: D Country: Australia

Wild

RM604e Wild Bright SAX
RM604e Wild Bright SAX
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Composer: Colin Bright
Composed: 2009 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Alto
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Alto,
HSC Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: 979-0-720100-33-3 Catalogue: RM604
Level: D Country: Australia

 

Wild explores a tonal plateau based primarily around E with other sections centered on A, Bb, and C.  Jazz influences are quite evident in the phrase structure and the harmonic implications.

The sections with repeated Es (eg bar 13) should have a raw primal quality, while the rapid passages have a skittering quasi-improvisational character.

Suggested multiphonic fingerings are notated in the score.  If they do not reproduce well on your instrument, modifications are acceptable, but must be in keeping with the character of the piece.

I would like to acknowledge James Nightingale for the recommended fingerings and thoughtful and practical suggestions.


Legends Vol 1 (6 pieces)

RM419e Legends Vol 1 Barrett SAX
RM419e Legends Vol 1 Barrett SAX
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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2008 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Level C
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Alto,
HSC Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: 979-0-720083-11-7 Catalogue: RM419
Level: C Country: Australia

Contents: Cool, Yarn, Lester Sleeps In, Get Stan, Mecker Blue , Tom Cat

 

This body of work comprises six pieces based on styles of saxophone playing associated with several of the legendary players of past and present years. To perform these pieces you will be called upon to use a variety of techniques from the use of vibrato and playing in the altissimo register to the use of multiphonic fingerings to name but just a few. With all the pieces keep the style foremost in your thinking when performing. Listen to lots of examples and with some assistance from your teacher and your good taste have some fun with these pieces.

Pastiche (6 pieces)

RM386e Pastiche (6 pieces) Spiewak TENOR SAX/PNO
RM386e Pastiche (6 pieces) Spiewak TENOR SAX/PNO
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Composer: Tomasz Spiewak
Composed: 1997 Duration: 11 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Tenor & Piano Level A, Sax Tenor & Piano Level B, Sax Tenor & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade 2,
HSC Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: M-720071-43-5 Catalogue: RM386
Level: A - Easy, C Country: Australia

Contents: Gavotte, Black Swan Waltz, Croc Rock , Nocturne, A Little Serenade

Smocks and Ladders (6 pieces)

RM385e Smocks and Ladders Carter TENOR SAX/PNO
RM385e Smocks and Ladders Carter TENOR SAX/PNO
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Composer: Taran Carter
Composed: 2003-2006 Duration: 8 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Tenor & Piano Level A, Sax Tenor & Piano Level B, Sax Tenor & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade 1,
HSC Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: M-720071-42-8 Catalogue: RM385
Level: A - Easy, C Country: Australia

Contents: Piper's Lullaby , Miles of Water Colour , Up The Ladder, Mosquito , Smock 2, The Wail