Grade 5

Scales - as shown; choose either set (a) or set (b)

A, A♭ Major, Major Arpeggios, Broken Chords
(a) A, A♭ Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor, Minor Arpeggios, Broken Chords
(b) F♯, F Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor, Minor Arpeggios, Broken Chords
A, A♭ Chromatic
A, A♭ Major Scales in thirds
Sustained note Any one note of the G major scale held for 10 - 12 seconds. p - f - p
Sustained scale Major scales, 1 octave (lower octave) ascending. Each note equals two beats (tongued only). Breathe every 8 beats or 4 notes.
Ascending and descending within the required range, over two octaves
All scales and arpeggios (except scales in thirds) to be: all tongued/all slurred/two slurred, two tongued
Range - Inclusive as shown:
example
Tempo - ascending and descending minimum metronome speed 66, four notes per beat
Scales in 3rds 60, four notes per beat, tongued only
Sustained scale 60, one note per two beats, tongued only

Pieces

Three pieces to be chosen by three different composers. Two pieces must be from the list below. One alternative "own choice" work may be substituted and should be at a similar level to those already in the syllabus.
 
for any saxophone
Davies & HarrisNo 6280 Graded Studies for Saxophone Book 2 (Faber)
Davies & HarrisNo 6780 Graded Studies for Saxophone Book 2 (Faber)
Davies & HarrisNo 6880 Graded Studies for Saxophone Book 2 (Faber)
ParisiStudy no.1 or no.2Forty Technical and Melodious Studies, vol 1Southern
RaeNo 520 Modern Studies (Universal)
RaeNo 820 Modern Studies (Universal)
RaeNo 1120 Modern Studies (Universal)
 
for B Flat Tenor Sax
BachAriosoSimply Sax, ed. Stent (De Haske)
BachBadinerieSaxophone Solos for Tenor Saxophone Vol 2, ed Harvey (Chester) or 66 Great Tunes, ed. Walton (AWMP)
BaileyWily BossaJazz Incorporated Vol 1 (Bailey)
BensonCantilenaFirst Repertoire Pieces for Tenor Saxophone, arr. Wastall (Boosey)
Cole, Keith RamonHooligan StrainFirst Repertoire Pieces for Tenor Saxophone, Boosey and Hawkes
DebussySarabandeSolos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, arr. Teal (Schimer)
DvorakLamentSolos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, ed Teal, Schirmer
GranadosAndaluzaSaxophone Solos for Bb Tenor Book 1, ed Harvey (Chester)
HarveyRondoSaxophone Solos for Tenor Saxophone Vol 2, ed Harvey (Chester)
MozartEine Kleine Nachtmusick66 Great Tunes, ed. Walton (AWMP)
Mussorgsky, MThe Old CastleSolos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, ed. Teal (Schimer)
NortonRolling StockMicrojazz for Tenor Saxophone, Boosey and Hawkes
Percival & DorichScherzoTeacher on Tap Book 2 (Percival & Dorich)
Percival & DorichThe Appoggiatura VariationsTeacher on Tap Book 2 (Percival & Dorich)
Percival & DorichThe Oily RagTeacher on Tap Book 3 (Percival & Dorich)
ShostakovichRomance The Gadflyarr. Cowles (De Haske)
TchaikovskySleigh RideSolos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, ed. Teal (Schimer)
 
for E Flat Alto Sax
BachBadinerieSaxophone Solos for Alto Saxophone Vol 2, ed Harvey (Chester) or 66 Great Tunes, ed. Walton (AWMP)
BaileyWily BossaJazz Incorporated Vol 1 (Bailey)
BouillonValse-FantasieFirst Repertoire Pieces for Tenor Saxophone, Boosey and Hawkes
BozzaAria for Saxophone and PianoLeduc
DebussyLa fille aux cheveux de linDebussy Saxophone Album, arr. Rae, Universal 17777/M.D.S.
DebussySarabandeSolos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, ed Teal, Schirmer
Dubois, P MA la RussePièces Caratérisques en forme de suite for Alto Sax & Piano (Leduc)
FeldNo 1 or 3Tres Pezzi
GumblyNo 5Cops & Cadillacs
GumblyNo 7Cops & Cadillacs
HandelAllegro from Suite XIV, No.3.Saxophone Solos for B flat Tenor, ed HarveyChester
HandelSiciliana and AllegroTake Ten, arr. Rae (Universal)
LantierSicilienne
MozartSonata in C66 Great Tunes for Saxophone, ed WaltonAWMP
Mussorgsky, MThe Old CastleSolos for the Alto Saxophone Player, ed. Teal (Schimer)
NortonHoppingThe Microjazz Alto Saxophone collection (Boosey)
Percival & DorichScherzoTeacher on Tap Book 2 (Percival & Dorich)
Percival & DorichThe Appoggiatura VariationsTeacher on Tap Book 2 (Percival & Dorich)
Percival & DorichThe Oily RagTeacher on Tap Book 3 (Percival & Dorich)
Ridout, Alan1st mvmtConcertino for Alto saxophone, Grave Emerson
SchumannFantasy PieceSolos for the Alto Saxophone Player, ed. Teal (Schimer)
ShostakovichRomance The Gadflyarr. Cowles (De Haske)
Trad/WaltonCarnival of Venice66 Great Tunes for Saxophone, ed WaltonAWMP
Trad/WaltonCarnival of Venice66 Great Tunes for Saxophone, ed Walton, AWMP
Vaughan WilliamsDance of Job's ComfortersSaxophone Solos for E flat Tenor, ed Harvey. Vol.2, Chester

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