Exam: VCE Saxophone Baritone

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

Perdy Perdy

RM112 Perdy Perdy Davidson Eb SAX/PNO
RM112 Perdy Perdy Davidson Eb SAX/PNO

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RM112e Perdy Perdy Davidson Eb SAX/PNO
RM112e Perdy Perdy Davidson Eb SAX/PNO

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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 2001 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level C, Sax Baritone & Piano
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Alto,
VCE Saxophone Baritone
ISMN: M-720019-75-8 Catalogue: RM112
Level: C Country: Australia

Performed live by Lachlan Davidson (baritone sax)

I wrote this for Perdita, during her lessons, 12 bars per week, to give her an idea on how the blues works. She played the tenor but it sounds fine on all saxes. My bari (Horace) likes playing it, but not too slowly as it can drag. The articulations add to the rhythmic interest and putting a little accent on tongued notes adds to this effect. Otherwise you should lean on the the beat to keep the Boogie Woogie idea going. The piano part is mostly a bass part and gives you strong fundamental pitch to tune to and make the thirds hum.

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.

One for Mum

RM004 One for Mum Davidson ANY SAX/PNO
RM004 One for Mum Davidson ANY SAX/PNO

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RM004e One for Mum Davidson ANY SAX/PNO
RM004e One for Mum Davidson ANY SAX/PNO

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Performed by Romp Duo

I wrote this in 1995 (at a time when my Mum was sick) and I'm delighted that so many people have enjoyed playing it since, hopefully to their Mums too. I've heard many renditions and have enjoyed the diversity of interpretations people have brought to it. It is best to practise it slowly with the metronome, learning the tricky bits separately at first. Don't make too much of the semi-quavers as they are ornaments to the main melody but do try to be accurate with them and don't swallow them. Latch on to the accents as they really bring out the Latin-Jazz feel of the piece. The dynamics help create more emotional ebb and flow in the music.

The Autumn Cannon Ball

RM003 The Autumn Cannon Ball Davidson SAX
RM003 The Autumn Cannon Ball Davidson SAX

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RM003e The Autumn Cannon Ball Davidson SAX
RM003e The Autumn Cannon Ball Davidson SAX

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Performed by Barry Cockcroft