Grade 6

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

E, B Major, Major Arpeggios, Broken Chords
(a) E, B Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor, Minor Arpeggios, Broken Chords
(b) C, G♯ Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor, Minor Arpeggios, Broken Chords
E, B Chromatic
E, B Major Scales in thirds
E, B Dominant Sevenths (in the key, arpeggio only)
Sustained note Any one note of the G major scale held for 12 - 14 seconds. p - ff - p
Sustained scale Major scales, one octave (upper octave) ascending and descending. Each note equals two beats (tongued only). Breathe every 8 beats or 4 notes
All scales, arpeggios and broken chords beginning on E to be 3 octaves ascending and descending. All other scales and arpeggios two octaves, ascending and descending.
All scales and arpeggios (except scales in thirds) to be: all tongued/all slurred/slurred pairs/two slurred, two tongued
Range - Inclusive as shown:
example
Tempo - ascending and descending minimum metronome speed 72, four notes per beat
Scales in 3rds 72, four notes per beat, tongued only
Sustained scale 60, one note per two beats

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.
Bizet, G.L'arlésienne, First Orchestral SuiteThe Orchestral Saxophonist, ed Ronkin & Frascotti (Roncorp)
Davies & HarrisNo 6980 Graded Studies for Saxophone Book 2 (Faber)
Davies & HarrisNo 7480 Graded Studies for Saxophone Book 2 (Faber)
Davies & HarrisNo 7580 Graded Studies for Saxophone Book 2 (Faber)
Ed VoxmanStudy in A flatSelected Studies for Saxophone, Rubank
Ed VoxmanStudy in G minor, p 16Selected Studies for Saxophone, Rubank
GershwinRhapsody in BlueThe Orchestral Saxophonist, ed Ronkin & Frascotti (Roncorp)
GouldLatin AmericaThe Orchestral Saxophonist, ed Ronkin & Frascotti (Roncorp)
KhachaturianSabre DanceThe Orchestral Saxophonist, ed Ronkin & Frascotti (Roncorp)
Lyons, GrahamStudy no. 1724 Melodic Studies for Saxophone,Useful Music U55, Spartan Press
Moussorgsky, MTableaux d'une ExpositionThe Orchestral Saxophonist, ed Ronkin & Frascotti (Roncorp)
Niehaus,L.No.4, p.26Jazz Conceptions for Saxophone, Intermediate, Tri Publishing
ParisiStudy no.16Forty Technical and Melodious Studies, vol 1,Southern
Percival & DorichEx 2 Pg 3Teacher on Tap Book 3 (Percival & Dorich)
RaeNo 1720 Modern Studies (Universal)
 
for B Flat Tenor Sax
BachTwo BoureesSolos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, ed Teal, Schirmer
Bach, J CSinfonia in B Flat 2nd and 3rd mvmts Andante and PrestoClassical Saxophone Solos arr Both (B flat Tenor edition) Schott
FioccoAriosoSaxophone Solos for Tenor saxophone Vol 2 (Chester)
HandelSonata No 1 (op 1 no 8) arr Londeix completeLeduc
Harvey, PContest Solo No 1for Tenor Saxophone (Studio)
Harvey, PContest Solo No 4for Soprano Saxophone (Studio)
Moszkowski, MSpanish Dance No 2Solos for the B flat Saxonphone, arr Teal (Schirmer)
Paul, GEstilian Caprice(Rubank)
Percival & DorichLittle FugueTeacher on Tap Book 3 (Percival & Dorich)
Percival & DorichTurn EtudeTeacher on Tap Book 3 (Percival & Dorich)
Ravel, MPièce en Forme de Habanerafor Tenor Saxophone & Piano (Leduc)
SingeleeFourth Solo de ConcertMolenaar
Tuthill, BurnetSonata for Tenor Saxophone Op 56 1st MvmtSouthern Music
 
for E Flat Alto Sax
BachSicilienne and AllegroSolos for the Alto Saxophone Player, ed Teal, Schirmer
DebussyGolliwogg's cake walkDebussy Saxophone Album, arr. Rae, Universal 17777/M.D.S.
Demersseman, JAllegretto Brillante Op 46arr Voxman (Rubank)
DuboisA L'EspagnolePieces Caracterisques en forme de suite, Leduc
Dukas, PAlla Gitana(Leduc)
Francaix, JAny two dancesCinq Danses Exotiques for Alto Saxophone & Piano (Schott)
GreigAnitra's DanceTwo Pieces from Peer Gynt, Masters M2159
GreigSolveig's SongTwo Pieces from Peer Gynt, Masters M2159
GumblyThe Girl from Sark
HandelAllegro SaxophoneSolos for Alto Saxophone Vol 2, ed Chester
Harvey, PCaprice Anglais P 11Saxophone Solos for E Flat Alto, Vol 2, ed Harvey (Chester)
MarcelloConcert in C mol, 3rd mvt for B flat Saxophone and Pianoarr Joosen, Molenaar
MendelssohnSong without WordsSolos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, ed TealSchirmer
Milhaud, DScaramouche Suite, 2nd mvt(Salabert)
Percival & DorichLittle FugueTeacher on Tap Book 3 (Percival & Dorich)
Percival & DorichTurn EtudeTeacher on Tap Book 3 (Percival & Dorich)
Ravel, MPièce en Forme de HabaneraPièce en Forme de Habanera for Alto Saxophone & Piano (Leduc)
SchostakovichSatirical Dance
Senaillé, J BAllegro Spiritoso(Southern)
WeberPetite Valse et TyrolienneFamous Classical Pieces for Saxophone and Piano,bk 2,arr Mule Leduc

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