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Board:Trinity College London
Syllabus:Jazz Saxophone 2017-2020
Grade:8

Three pieces are to be played, two pieces from group A and one piece from group B, to form a balanced programme. One or two of these must be a piece containing improvisation. Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition.

Group A (accompanied) Nos. 1-14 are for alto/baritone saxophone in Eb, and Nos. 15-27 are for soprano/tenor saxophone in Bb. Group B (unaccompanied) pieces are appropriate for Eb or Bb saxophone.

Pieces (select one from each list)

Group A (accompanied)Available In
1. Autumn Leaves OR Tenderly OR Stormy Weather OR S’posin’ OR Witchcraft [head + 1 chorus]
Aebersold
2. All Blues
Davis
3. I'm in the Mood for Love
Fields/McHugh
4. The More I See You
Gordon/Warren
5. Taking a Chance on Love
La Touche/Fetter/Duke
6. Dreams of You
McGarry
7. Rhythm Check
Mintzer
8. Donna Lee [CD track 21] [head and written out improv. only]
Parker
9. Anthropology [CD track 25] [head and written out improv. only]
Parker/Gillespie
10. Reality Check [head + 1 chorus] OR Surely You’re not Serious [head + 2 choruses]
Santin & Clark
11. Funky Joe
J Wilson
12. Variable Blues
J Wilson
13. Sonata for Alto Sax & Piano, 1st movt [optional sax improv., no piano improv.]
Woods
14. Lester Leaps In
Young
15. Autumn Leaves OR Tenderly OR Stormy Weather OR S’posin’ OR Witchcraft [head + 1 chorus]
Aebersold
16. Sonata for Soprano or Tenor Sax, 3rd movt [with improv.]
Dobbins
17. I'm in the Mood for Love
Fields/McHugh
18. The More I See You
Gordon/Warren
19. Taking a Chance on Love
La Touche/Fetter/Duke
20. Dreams of You
McGarry
21. Rhythm Check
Mintzer
22. Donna Lee [CD track 21] [head and written out improv. only]
Parker
23. Anthropology [CD track 25] [head and written out improv. only]
Parker/Gillespie
24. Reality Check [head + 1 chorus] OR Surely You’re not Serious [head + 2 choruses]
Santin & Clark
25. Funky Joe
J Wilson
26. Variable Blues
J Wilson
27. Lester Leaps In
Young
Group B (unaccompanied)Available In
1. D.D.D. (Double Density Disorder), no. 9
Gumbley
2. Village Hall Funk
Gumbley
3. Eddie
Lopez-Real
4. A Recurring Theme (8), no. 33 OR Hectic Beatnik, no. 38
Mower
5. Dick's Licks, no. 15 OR Snookie Dookie, no. 17
Rae
6. Duckin' and Divin', no. 35
Rae
7. Tabasco, no. 6
Rae
8. See Saw
Tweed
9. Diminology OR All Mixed Up! [without backing OR improv.]
J Wilson
StudyAvailable In
1. Diminishing Returns OR Speedbird
Rae
2. Trane Journey OR Getz a Go OR Fly Bird
Wilson
Also RecommendedAvailable In
1. Scales and Arpeggios
2. Sight Reading
3. Aural Tests