Exam: VCE Saxophone Alto

Flight of Fancy

RM335 Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM335 Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
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RM335e Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
RM335e Flight of Fancy Orlovich ALTO SAX/PNO
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Composer: Matthew Orlovich
Composed: 2006 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 7,
HSC Flute,
HSC Saxophone Alto,
VCE Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720067-91-9 Catalogue: RM335
Level: C Country: Australia

Performed by Rompduo

This piece, a flight of fancy for alto saxophone and piano, comprises three sections, each lasting about a minute or so. The first section kicks off in an energetic and cheerful way with the bright, upper registers of both instruments at play. Also evident in the opening section are ideas such as angular melodic lines played in unison, a little harp-like piano accompaniment texture and a contrasting theme fashioned atop a jazzy, dance-inspired bassline. The middle section of the work is perhaps the more unearthly music of the work. Little updrafts and whirlwinds of tinkling, glockenspiel-like piano figurations add a haunting quality to a chromatically inflected oboe melody, evoking, for me, images of night and a kind of magic. The final section of the piece – which brings us back to earth with its recapitulation of earlier material – is characterised by the sound of its ‘slow-to-start’, hand-cranked engine.

Octennial Song

RM095 Octennial Song Greenbaum SAX
RM095 Octennial Song Greenbaum SAX

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RM095e Octennial Song Greenbaum SAX
RM095e Octennial Song Greenbaum SAX

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 2003 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 7,
AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade 7,
HSC Saxophone Alto,
HSC Saxophone Tenor,
VCE Saxophone Alto,
VCE Saxophone Baritone
ISMN: M-720019-94-9 Catalogue: RM095
Level: D Country: Australia

Performed by Barry Cockcroft

A CD recording is also available.

Octennial Song was written by the composer to celebrate his union with Marianne Rothschild on October 10, 2003. The day of the wedding was also their 8-year anniversary, which explains the title (‘octennial’ pertaining to a period of eight years). The piece received its first hearing during the signing of the register in the ‘Elizabeth Room’ in Lonsdale St. Melbourne under the auspices of the Victorian Register of Civil Marriages. It was performed by Barry Cockcroft on a soprano saxophone (for which it was originally conceived), though it may be played on any saxophone in a spirit of radiant happiness.

Curved Stick

RM072 Curved Stick Barrett SAX
RM072 Curved Stick Barrett SAX

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RM072e Curved Stick Barrett SAX
RM072e Curved Stick Barrett SAX

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2001 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Leisure Saxophone Alto Grade 7,
AMEB Leisure Saxophone Tenor Grade 7,
HSC Saxophone Alto,
HSC Saxophone Tenor,
VCE Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720019-71-0 Catalogue: RM072
Level: C Country: Australia

Performed by Barry Cockcroft

Blue Ride (7 pieces)

RM047 Blue Ride (7 pieces) Spiewak ALTO SAX/PNO
RM047 Blue Ride (7 pieces) Spiewak ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM047e Blue Ride (7 pieces) Spiewak ALTO SAX/PNO
RM047e Blue Ride (7 pieces) Spiewak ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Tomasz Spiewak
Composed: 1997 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level A, Sax Alto & Piano Level B
Exam Grade: AMEB Leisure Saxophone Alto Grade 4,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 4,
HSC Saxophone Alto,
VCE Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720019-46-8 Catalogue: RM047
Level: A - Easy, B Country: Australia

Contents: Croc Rock, Black Swan, Waltz, Funk Time, Kelpie's Dance, Lazy Blues, Bondi Girl, Blue Ride

Kaleidoscope (8 pieces)

RM046 Kaleidoscope (8 pieces) Spiewak ALTO SAX/PNO
RM046 Kaleidoscope (8 pieces) Spiewak ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Tomasz Spiewak
Composed: 1997 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level A, Sax Alto & Piano Level B
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 1,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 3,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 4,
HSC Saxophone Alto,
VCE Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720019-45-1 Catalogue: RM046
Level: A - Easy, B Country: Australia

 

Performed by Romp Duo

Contents: A Little Serenade, Rookie Rock, Ballade, Camel Rollick, Minor Rock, Gavotte, Clear Pitch, Dorian Mode

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.