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Saxophone 3 Saxophone

Saxophone Grade 3 exams consist of three pieces, chosen by the candidate from the appropriate lists in the current syllabus, scales and broken chords, sight-reading and aural tests.

Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.

Saxophone Grade 3 (2018-2021)

Alto or Baritone Saxophone pieces

Three pieces: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three Lists, A, B and C - 30 marks each

List A

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Delibes
arr. Bullard
download Flower Duet
from Lakmé
 
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2 G. Farnaby
arr. Blackwell
download Tower Hill
 
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3 attrib. Giordani
arr. Sutton-Anderson
download Caro mio ben
 
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ABRSM

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4 Byrd
arr. Sparke
Lord Willobies Welcome Home
Sounds Classical for Alto Saxophone, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 444-400)

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5 Grieg
arr. Lanning
Morning
from Peer Gynt Suite
The Classic Experience for Alto Saxophone, arr. Lanning
Cramer (90524)

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6 Jacob
arr. Denley
A Christmas Tune
Time Pieces for E♭ Saxophone, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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7 MacDowell
arr. Buckland
To a Wild Rose
Op. 51 No. 1
Time Travels for Saxophone, arr. Buckland and Scott
Astute Music (am242-09)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Time Travels for E♭ Saxophone, Piano accompaniment, arr. Buckland and Scott
Astute Music (am242-14)
8 Philip Sparke Waltz with Variations
No. 13 from Skilful Solos for Alto Saxophone, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 190-400)

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9 Trad. English
arr. Davies
The Miller of the Dee Or The trees they do grow so high
Folk Roots for Alto Saxophone, arr. Davies
Boosey & Hawkes (BH12953)

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10 Vivaldi
arr. Harris and Calland
Cantabile
from Il Cordellino
First Repertoire for Alto Saxophone, arr. Harris and Calland
Faber

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Paul Harris download Foxtrot
No. 7 from Seven Easy Dances for Alto Saxophone
 
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2 Alan Haughton download Nocturne
No. 5 from Rhythm & Rag for E♭ Saxophone
 
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3 Dixon and Henderson
arr. Bennett
download Bye Bye Blackbird
 
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4 Coward
arr. Denley
My Horse has Cast a Shoe
from Pacific 1860
Time Pieces for E♭ Saxophone, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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5 Chris Gumbley Goalmouth Scramble
No. 7 from Final Whistle! for E♭ Saxophone
Gumbles Publications (GP206)

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6 Paul Harris Round the Bend!
First Repertoire for Alto Saxophone, arr. Harris and Calland
Faber

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7 Andrew Lloyd Webber
arr. Lawrance
The Music of the Night
from Phantom of the Opera
Winner Scores All for Saxophone, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0331)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Alto Saxophone, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0331APA)
8 Andy Scott Castanet
Time Travels for Saxophone, arr. Buckland and Scott
Astute Music (am242-09)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Time Travels for E♭ Saxophone, Piano accompaniment, arr. Buckland and Scott
Astute Music (am242-14)
9 Philip Sparke Alladale Aria
No. 10 from Skilful Solos for Alto Saxophone, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 190-400)

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10 Ros Stephen Roda de Choro
No. 11 from E♭ Saxophone Globetrotters
Ros Stephen: E♭ Saxophone Globetrotters (piano accomp. printable from companion CD)
OUP

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Alan Bullard download Driving Sax
No. 26 from Sixty for Sax
 
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2 Soussmann download Andante in B minor
from Practische Flötenschule, Op. 53
 
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3 Karen Street download Phish and Chips
 
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4 Lazarus Study in G
No. 22 from More Graded Studies for Saxophone, Book 1
Faber

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5 Ian Morrison Swampy Blues
No. 13 from Blues for One, Vol. 1
Ian Morrison: Blues for One, Vol. 1
Warwick Music (WD051)

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6 Mike Mower Out of Plaice
No. 7 from The Good-Tempered Saxophone
Mike Mower: The Good-Tempered Saxophone
Itchy Fingers Publications (057)

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7 Mark Nightingale Of Mice and Keys
No. 12 from Jazz@Etudes for Saxophone
Mark Nightingale: Jazz@Etudes for Saxophone
Warwick Music (WD010)

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8 James Rae Spinnaker Jig Or Pot Luck
No. 9 Or No. 13 from 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone
James Rae: 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone
Universal (UE21613)

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9 Graham Salter Skippy
from 35 Melodic Studies for Saxophone
Graham Salter: 35 Melodic Studies for Saxophone
Emerson (E417)

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10 Karen Street Domain Reason
No. 13 from Double Click!! for Solo Saxophone
Gumbles Publications (GP203)

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Soprano or Tenor Saxophone pieces

Three pieces: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three Lists, A, B and C - 30 marks each

List A

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Delibes
arr. Bullard
Flower Duet
from Lakmé
Saxophone Exam Pieces 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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ABRSM

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2 G. Farnaby
arr. Blackwell
Tower Hill
Saxophone Exam Pieces 2018–2021, Grade 3
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ABRSM

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3 attrib. Giordani
arr. Sutton-Anderson
Caro mio ben
Saxophone Exam Pieces 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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Saxophone Exam Pack 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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4 Byrd
arr. Sparke
Lord Willobies Welcome Home
Sounds Classical for Tenor Saxophone, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 445-400)

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5 Grieg
arr. Lanning
Morning
from Peer Gynt Suite
Classic Experience Collection for Tenor Saxophone, arr. Lanning
Cramer (90688)

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6 Jacob
arr. Denley
A Christmas Tune
Time Pieces for B♭ Saxophone, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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7 MacDowell
arr. Buckland
To a Wild Rose
Op. 51 No. 1
Time Travels for Saxophone, arr. Buckland and Scott
Astute Music (am242-09)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Time Travels for B♭ Saxophone, Piano accompaniment, arr. Buckland and Scott
Astute Music (am242-13)
8 Musorgsky
arr. Harris and Calland
Promenade
from Pictures at an Exhibition
Selected Solos for Soprano/Tenor Saxophone, Grades 1–3
Faber

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9 Philip Sparke Waltz with Variations
No. 13 from Skilful Solos for Tenor Saxophone, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 368-400)

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10 Trad. English
arr. Davies
The Miller of the Dee Or The trees they do grow so high
Folk Roots for Tenor Saxophone, arr. Davies
Boosey & Hawkes

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Paul Harris Foxtrot
Saxophone Exam Pieces 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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ABRSM

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2 Alan Haughton Nocturne
No. 5 from Rhythm & Rag for B♭ Saxophone
Saxophone Exam Pieces 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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Saxophone Exam Pack 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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3 Dixon and Henderson
arr. Bennett
Bye Bye Blackbird
Saxophone Exam Pieces 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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Saxophone Exam Pack 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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4 Coward
arr. Denley
My Horse has Cast a Shoe
from Pacific 1860
Time Pieces for B♭ Saxophone, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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5 Chris Gumbley Goalmouth Scramble
No. 7 from Final Whistle! for B♭ Saxophone
Gumbles Publications (GP207)

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6 Andrew Lloyd Webber
arr. Lawrance
The Music of the Night
from Phantom of the Opera
Winner Scores All for Saxophone, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0331)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Tenor Saxophone, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0331TPA)
7 Andy Scott Castanet
Time Travels for Saxophone, arr. Buckland and Scott
Astute Music (am242-09)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Time Travels for B♭ Saxophone, Piano accompaniment, arr. Buckland and Scott
Astute Music (am242-13)
8 Philip Sparke Alladale Aria
No. 10 from Skilful Solos for Tenor Saxophone, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 368-400)

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9 Ros Stephen Roda de Choro
No. 11 from B♭ Saxophone Globetrotters
Ros Stephen: B♭ Saxophone Globetrotters (piano accomp. printable from companion CD)
OUP

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10 Pam Wedgwood Survivor
from After Hours for Tenor Saxophone
Pam Wedgwood: After Hours for Tenor Saxophone
Faber

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Alan Bullard Driving Sax
No. 26 from Sixty for Sax
Saxophone Exam Pieces 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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Saxophone Exam Pack 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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2 Soussmann Andante in B minor
from Practische Flötenschule, Op. 53
Saxophone Exam Pieces 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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Saxophone Exam Pack 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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3 Karen Street Phish and Chips
Saxophone Exam Pieces 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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Saxophone Exam Pack 2018–2021, Grade 3
ABRSM

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4 Lazarus Study in G
No. 22 from More Graded Studies for Saxophone, Book 1
Faber

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5 Ian Morrison Swampy Blues
No. 13 from Blues for One, Vol. 1
Ian Morrison: Blues for One, Vol. 1
Warwick Music (WD051)

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6 Mike Mower Out of Plaice
No. 7 from The Good-Tempered Saxophone
Mike Mower: The Good-Tempered Saxophone
Itchy Fingers Publications (057)

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7 Mark Nightingale Of Mice and Keys
No. 12 from Jazz@Etudes for Saxophone
Mark Nightingale: Jazz@Etudes for Saxophone
Warwick Music (WD010)

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8 James Rae Spinnaker Jig Or Pot Luck
No. 9 Or No. 13 from 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone
James Rae: 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone
Universal (UE21613)

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9 Graham Salter Skippy
from 35 Melodic Studies for Saxophone
Graham Salter: 35 Melodic Studies for Saxophone
Emerson (E417)

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10 Karen Street Domain Reason
No. 13 from Double Click!! for Solo Saxophone
Gumbles Publications (GP203)

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Saxophone Grade 3 Saxophone

Key exam information

Additional information

Candidates enter for an exam on Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Baritone saxophone. There are separate repertoire lists for the Eb and Bb instruments; all other requirements are common to the four instruments.

Related instrument option: At all grades, candidates for any of the four saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone) have the option of playing their List C piece on one of the other three. There is no advantage to be gained over other candidates in taking this option, and all the other requirements must be played using the saxophone on which the candidate has entered.

In Grades 1–3, candidates may play a non-metal saxophone.

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