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Category Archives: Sax Alto & Piano Level C

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.

Mediterranean Blue

RM111 Mediterranean Blue Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO
RM111 Mediterranean Blue Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM111e Mediterranean Blue Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO
RM111e Mediterranean Blue Davidson ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 1995 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720019-20-8 Catalogue: RM111
Level: C Country: Australia

I originally wrote this for Lisa to play as a solo flute piece, then gave it to some Tenor Sax students before adding the piano part, which I now really like the sound of and it does add considerably to the piece. It is named Mediterranean Blue because it seems to have Southern European influences but a touch of the Blues too. Therefore you can approach playing it, leaning in either direction, either a little jazzy or quite Classical, (vaguely Spanish). The rhythmic feel is challenging to pin down, being almost felt in one beat to the bar, but only once you reach a certain tempo. Finding places to breathe can also be a little challenging. Sorry. You may find yourself humming this one in your sleep as I have

Slinky Stick

RM073 Slinky Stick Barrett ALTO SAX/PNO
RM073 Slinky Stick Barrett ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM073e Slinky Stick Barrett ALTO SAX/PNO
RM073e Slinky Stick Barrett ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2001 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Leisure Saxophone Alto Grade 5,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 5,
HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720019-72-7 Catalogue: RM073
Level: C Country: Australia

Performed by Romp Duo

Autumn Song

RM059 Autumn Song Abbott ALTO SAX/PNO
RM059 Autumn Song Abbott ALTO SAX/PNO

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RM059e Autumn Song Abbott ALTO SAX/PNO
RM059e Autumn Song Abbott ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Katy Abbott
Composed: 2001 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 5,
HSC Saxophone Alto,
VCE Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720019-58-1 Catalogue: RM059
Level: C Country: Australia

Performed by Romp Duo

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.

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.