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Grade by Grade - Grade 1 [Alto Saxophone] Includes accompaniment CD

Arranged by Janet Way


From the Publisher

The Grade By Grade series draws on the rich and varied Boosey & Hawkes catalogue of classical, contemporary and educational repertoire, highlighting composers including Serge Prokofieff, Dmitri Shostakovich, Karl Jenkins, Carol Barratt and Christopher Norton, alongside arrangements of traditional music from around the world by Peter Wastall, Vera Gray and others. Carefully selected by Janet Way, this practical anthology provides the complete repertoire resource for the aspiring Grade 1 alto saxophone player and creates the perfect package for teaching, exam preparation and performance. Each volume contains: * 19 pieces & short studies, each complemented by a useful practice and performance tip * grade-appropriate scales and arpeggios linked to the repertoire through bespoke text and exercises * brand new sight-reading activities * newly-commissioned aural awareness tasks * a piano accompaniment booklet Packaged with a CD of full performance demonstrations, piano backing tracks, and grade-appropriate aural awareness resources.
Difficulty guide: 1
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Diabelli                                    The Joker
  • Beyer                                        Suis mon Conducteur
  • Elgar                                         Pomp & Circumstance
  • Carol Barratt                             Shortcake Walk
  • Karen Street                              Lazy Afternoon
  • Traditional Chinese                   Bamboo Saxophone
  • Janacek                                    Two Moravian Folk Songs
  • Traditional Welsh                      Ffigysbren
  • Paul Harris                                Promenade
  • Traditional Hebrew                   Hatikvah
  • Traditional Brazilian                  Mama Paquita
  • Traditional Scottish                   Skye Boat Song
  • Anthony Marks                          Upstairs, downstairs
  • Janey Way & Paul Hughes           Swinging Star
  • Janet Way                                  Creative Reflection
  • Chedeville                                 Fanfare
  • Keith Rmon Cole                       Granite   
  • Traditional English                    Three Blind Mice
  • Traditioinal French                    Frere Jacques   

Item Details


  • Part 1: Alto Saxophone
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Alto Sax Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Publisher's reference: BH12476
Part of the Grade by Grade for Alto Sax series
Our Stock Code: 1349085
Media Type: Paperback (48 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD