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Saxophone 7 Saxophone

Saxophone Grade 7 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 7 (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 J. S. Bach
trans. Harle
download Allegro
1st movt from Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020
J. S. Bach: Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020, trans. Harle (E♭/B♭ edition)
Universal (UE17774)

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2 Bozza download Aria
Bozza: Aria for Alto Saxophone
Leduc (AL 19714)

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3 Guilhaud
arr. Strevens
download Madrigal
from Trois Pièces
Guilhaud: Trois Pièces, for Alto or Baritone Saxophone, arr. Strevens
Samek Music (CSCP007)

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4 Handel
trans. Rascher
download Adagio And Allegro
1st movt And 2nd movt from Sonata No. 3
(observing repeat)
Handel: Sonata No. 3 for Alto Saxophone, trans. Rascher
Hal Leonard–Faber (HL00347808)

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5 Koechlin download Pour les traits rapides
from 15 études, Op. 188
No. 1 from Koechlin: Études, for Alto Saxophone
Billaudot (EFM1008)

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No. 1 from Koechlin: 15 études, Op. 188, for Alto Saxophone
Billaudot (GB7810)

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6 P. Maurice download Farandoulo di chatouno Or Dis Alyscamps l'amo souspire
No. 1 Or No. 4 from Tableaux de Provence
P. Maurice: Tableaux de Provence, for Alto Saxophone
Lemoine (23953)

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7 Saint-Saëns
trans. Rainford
download Ad libitum–Allegretto
2nd movt from Sonata, Op. 166
Saint-Saëns: Sonata, Op. 166, for Alto Saxophone, trans. Rainford
Forton Music (FM134)

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8 Singelée 5e Solo de concert
Op. 91
(complete; observing printed cadenza)
Singelée: 3e et 5e Solos de concert / Concertino Op. 78, for Alto Saxophone
Lemoine (26259)

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9 Philip Sparke download Moto Perpetuo
No. 6 from Super Solos for Alto Saxophone
Philip Sparke: Super Solos for Alto Saxophone
Anglo Music (AMP 263-400)

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10 D. Stone download Idyll
D. Stone: Idyll for Alto Saxophone
Emerson (E680)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Binge download Rondo
3rd movt from Concerto for Alto Saxophone
Binge: Concerto for Alto Saxophone
Weinberger

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2 Creston download With tranquility
2nd movt from Sonata, Op. 19
Creston: Sonata, Op. 19, for Alto Saxophone
Shawnee Press (SP11273)

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3 Mick Foster Witney's Lament
No. 4 from Five Contemporary Dances
Mick Foster: Five Contemporary Dances (E♭/B♭ edition)
Saxtet Publications (Sax042)

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4 Milhaud download Danse
Milhaud: Danse, for Alto Saxophone
Billaudot (GB6426)

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5 Roberto Pintos download Calle abajo
from Tangos
Roberto Pintos: Tangos for Alto Saxophone
Doblinger (DO05483)

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6 Yuri Povolotsky Armenian Montmartre
2nd movt from Suite in Retro Style
(observing printed cadenza)
Yuri Povolotsky: Suite in Retro Style for Alto Saxophone
Forton Music (FM499)

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7 James Rae download Toccata Latino
1st movt from Sonatina for Alto Saxophone
James Rae: Sonatina for Alto Saxophone
Reedimensions (RD002)

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8 Ravel
trans. Viard
download Pièce en forme de Habanera
Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habanera, for Alto Saxophone, trans. Viard
Leduc (AL 17680)

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9 Thomys No. 2 And No. 3
from Miniatures in Various Styles
Thomys: Miniatures in Various Styles for Alto Saxophone
PWM (6517)

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10 P. Woods Slowly
2nd movt from Sonata for Alto Saxophone
(lowest line in bb. 67–68)
P. Woods: Sonata for Alto Saxophone
Advance Music (ADV 7045)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 J. S. Bach
trans. Londeix
download Courante
from Suite No. 1 in G
J. S. Bach: Suite No. 1 for Solo Saxophone, trans. Londeix
Lemoine (24054)

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2 Ned Bennett download Oxford Street
The Jazz Sax Collection for Alto or Baritone Saxophone, arr. Bennett
Faber

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3 Alan Bullard download Saxophone Comique Or Reflective Sax
No. 50 Or No. 55 from Sixty for Sax
Alan Bullard: Sixty for Sax
ABRSM

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4 P.-M. Dubois download Polka
No. 7 from 17 Études dansantes
P.-M. Dubois: 17 Études dansantes, for Solo Saxophone
Billaudot (GB5740)

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5 Ferling download Study in A minor
No. 63 from More Graded Studies for Saxophone, Book 2
Faber

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6 Chris Gumbley download Hopscotch
No. 11 from 15 More Crazy Jazz Studies for Solo Saxophone
Chris Gumbley: 15 More Crazy Jazz Studies for Solo Saxophone
Gumbles Publications (GP101)

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7 James Rae download Leggiero
No. 15 from 18 Concert Etudes for Solo Saxophone
James Rae: 18 Concert Etudes for Solo Saxophone
Universal (UE21705)

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8 James Rae download Scale Force Or Hocus Pocus
No. 28 Or No. 34 from 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone
James Rae: 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone
Universal (UE21613)

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9 Karen Street download Not Strictly Tango
from Streetworks
Karen Street: Streetworks for Solo Saxophone
Gumbles Publications (GP102)

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10 Jeffery Wilson Fly Bird
No. 9 from Jazz Paraphrase for Saxophone
(subtone optional)
Jeffery Wilson: Jazz Paraphrase for Saxophone
Camden Music (CM278)

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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 J. S. Bach
trans. Harle
Allegro
1st movt from Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020
J. S. Bach: Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020, trans. Harle (E♭/B♭ edition)
Universal (UE17774)

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2 Balay
arr. Mourey
Andante et Allegretto
Balay: Andante et Allegretto, for Tenor Saxophone, arr. Mourey
Editions Marc Reift (EMR 21203)

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3 Devienne
trans. Jaeckel
Adagio
from Sonata No. 4
(ending at b. 41)
Devienne: Adagio and Rondo for Tenor Saxophone, trans. Jaeckel
Southern Music (HL03775259)

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4 Glinka
arr. Ivanov
Nocturne 'La Séparation'
Six pièces russes, Vol. 2, for Tenor or Soprano Saxophone, arr. Ivanov
Lemoine (26507)

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5 Grétry
arr. Bazelaire and Londeix
Tambourin
from Suite Rococo
Grétry: Suite Rococo, for Tenor Saxophone, arr. Bazelaire and Londeix
Schott (SF 9259)

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6 Guilhaud
arr. Strevens
Madrigal
from Trois Pièces
Guilhaud: Trois Pièces, for Soprano or Tenor Saxophone, arr. Strevens
Samek Music (CSCP006)

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7 Saint-Saëns
arr. Teal
Allegro Appassionato
Op. 43
No. 11 from Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, arr. Teal
G. Schirmer (GS33057)

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8 F. Schmitt Songe de Coppélius
F. Schmitt: Songe de Coppélius, for Tenor or Soprano Saxophone
Lemoine (24443)

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9 Philip Sparke Moto Perpetuo
No. 6 from Super Solos for Tenor Saxophone
Philip Sparke: Super Solos for Tenor Saxophone
Anglo Music (AMP 369-400)

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10 Vivaldi
trans. Kynaston
Allegro
1st movt from Concerto in A minor, RV 461
Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for Soprano Saxophone, trans. Kynaston
Leduc (AL 28950)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 P.-M. Dubois Vieille chanson et Rondinade
(complete)
P.-M. Dubois: Vieille chanson et Rondinade, for Tenor Saxophone
Billaudot (GB3290)

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2 Mick Foster Witney's Lament
No. 4 from Five Contemporary Dances
Mick Foster: Five Contemporary Dances (E♭/B♭ edition)
Saxtet Publications (Sax042)

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3 Armando Ghidoni Paysages...
(observing printed cadenza)
Armando Ghidoni: Paysages... (E♭/B♭ edition)
Leduc (AL 29729)

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4 Luc Grethen Bon Voyage!
(observing printed cadenza)
Luc Grethen: Bon Voyage! for Soprano Saxophone
Accolade (ACC.1252)

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5 Mark Nightingale Trigger-Happy
Mark Nightingale: Trigger-Happy for Tenor Saxophone
Warwick Music (WD066)

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6 Piazzolla
trans. Isoda
Café 1930
from Histoire du Tango
Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango, for Soprano Saxophone, trans. Isoda
Lemoine (26820)

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7 Amy Quate Laguna Madre
(observing printed cadenza)
Amy Quate: Laguna Madre for Soprano Saxophone
Leduc (AL 29622)

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8 Ravel
trans. Viard
Pièce en forme de Habanera
Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habanera, for Soprano Saxophone, trans. Viard
Leduc (AL 17679)

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9 Andy Scott Fujiko
Andy Scott: Fujiko for Soprano/Tenor Saxophone
Astute Music (am104-11)

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10 Villa-Lobos Lent
2nd movt from Fantasia for Saxophone
Villa-Lobos: Fantasia for Soprano or Tenor Saxophone
Peermusic Classical (HL00227447)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 J. S. Bach
trans. Londeix
Courante
from Suite No. 1 in G
J. S. Bach: Suite No. 1 for Solo Saxophone, trans. Londeix
Lemoine (24054)

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2 Ned Bennett Oxford Street
The Jazz Sax Collection for Tenor or Soprano Saxophone, arr. Bennett
Faber

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3 Alan Bullard Saxophone Comique Or Reflective Sax
No. 50 Or No. 55 from Sixty for Sax
Alan Bullard: Sixty for Sax
ABRSM

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4 P.-M. Dubois Polka
No. 7 from 17 Études dansantes
P.-M. Dubois: 17 Études dansantes, for Solo Saxophone
Billaudot (GB5740)

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5 Ferling Study in A minor
No. 63 from More Graded Studies for Saxophone, Book 2
Faber

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6 Chris Gumbley Hopscotch
No. 11 from 15 More Crazy Jazz Studies for Solo Saxophone
Chris Gumbley: 15 More Crazy Jazz Studies for Solo Saxophone
Gumbles Publications (GP101)

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7 James Rae Leggiero
No. 15 from 18 Concert Etudes for Solo Saxophone
James Rae: 18 Concert Etudes for Solo Saxophone
Universal (UE21705)

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8 James Rae Scale Force Or Hocus Pocus
No. 28 Or No. 34 from 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone
James Rae: 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone
Universal (UE21613)

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9 Karen Street Not Strictly Tango
from Streetworks
Karen Street: Streetworks for Solo Saxophone
Gumbles Publications (GP102)

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10 Jeffery Wilson Fly Bird
No. 9 from Jazz Paraphrase for Saxophone
(subtone optional)
Jeffery Wilson: Jazz Paraphrase for Saxophone
Camden Music (CM278)

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Saxophone Grade 7 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.

Candidates for a Grade 6, 7 or 8 exam must already have passed ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship or a solo Jazz subject; for full details, including a list of accepted alternatives, see Regulation 1d.

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