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Syllabus:Saxophone (Alto/Baritone) 2014–2017

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List AAvailable In
1. Allegro or Vivo: 1st or 3rd movt from Sonata for alto saxophone, Op. 115
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2. Adagio and Allegro: 2nd and 3rd movts from Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020
J. S. Bach
3. Asturias for alto saxophone, Op. 84
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4. Sarabande et Allegro for alto saxophone
5. Pour la longueur de la respiration: No. 9 from Études for alto saxophone
6. Lou Cabridan: No. 5: from Tableaux de Provence for alto saxophone
Paule Maurice
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7. Allegro moderato: 1st movt from Sonata for alto saxophone
Gary Schocker
8. Concertino for alto saxophone, Op. 78
9. Mi temps and Course: 2nd and 3rd movts from Sonatine Sportive for alto saxophone
10. Adagio and Vivace: 1st and 2nd movts from Sonata in G minor, RV 28 for alto saxophone
List BAvailable In
1. Samba Triste: 1st movt from Three Piece Suite for alto saxophone
R. R. Bennett
2. Obsession (Habanera) and Bahama Rhumba (The Caribbean): Nos 2 and 3 from Latin American Dances for alto saxophone
John Carmichael
3. Cygncopations for alto or tenor saxophone
Roderick Elms
4. Any three dances: from Cinq danses exotiques for alto saxophone
5. Allegro or Allegro con brio: 1st or 3rd movt from Blues Concerto for alto saxophone
Bill Holcombe
6. Tango and Charleston for alto saxophone
Trevor Hold
7. Allegro ma non troppo: 1st movt from Sonata for alto saxophone
Wolfgang Jacobi
8. More Brothers
Duncan Lamont
9. Gymnopedie Blue and East Coast Mainline: 2nd and 3rd movts from Sonatina for alto saxophone
James Rae
10. Schwarzer Tänzer for saxophone
Nigel Wood
List CAvailable In
1. Allegretto (scherzando): 3rd movt from Sonatina for solo saxophone
Chris Allen
2. Menuet 1, Menuet 2 and Gigue: from Suite No. 1 for solo saxophone
J. S. Bach
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3. Abstraction
Rob Buckland
4. Wandering Sax or Sax Polonaise: No. 59 or No. 60 from Sixty for Sax
Alan Bullard
5. Tango: No. 14 from 17 Études dansantes for solo saxophone
P. M. Dubois
6. Jim and Pam and Pam and Jim for solo instrument
Graham Fitkin
7. Study in E
8. Devil's Brew: No. 36 from 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone
James Rae
Also RecommendedAvailable In
1. Scales & Arpeggios
2. Sight Reading Tests
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3. Preparation for the Aural Tests