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Escapades from 'Catch Me If You Can' for Alto Saxophone and Piano

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Approved Exam Music

Recommended for the following exam grade(s):

ABRSM ABRSM Alto Saxophone (2022 to 2025)
Grades: 8

From the Publisher

Composer's Notes

'The film is set in the now nostaligically tinged 1960's, and so it seemed to me that i might evoke the atmosphere of that time by writing a sort of impressionistic memoir of the progressive jazz movement that was then so popular. The alto saxophone seemed the ideal vehicle for this expression and the three movements of this suite are the result..

In 'Closing In', we have music that relates to the often humorous sleuthing which took place in the story, followed be 'Reflections', which refers to the fragile relationships in Abagnale's broken family. Finally, in 'Joy Ride', we have the music that accompanied Frank's wild flights of fantasy that took him all around the world before the law finally reigned him in.'

John Williams

Difficulty guide: 7-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Closing In
  2. Reflections
  3. Joy Ride

Item Details


  • Part 1: Alto Saxophone
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Alto Saxophone Repertoire
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Publisher's reference: HL00841788
Our Stock Code: 1349825
Media Type: Paperback