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Grade by Grade Alto Saxophone, Grade 1
Includes CD

Edited by Janet Way
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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 total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Approved Exam Music

Recommended for the following exam grade(s):

Trinity College London Trinity College London Alto Saxophone (2017 to 2022)
Grades: 1


  • 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
  • Janet Way & Paul Hughes Swinging Star
  • Janet Way Creative Reflection
  • Chedeville Fanfare
  • Keith Ramon Cole Granite   
  • Traditional English Three Blind Mice
  • Traditional 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: BH 12476
Volume 1 in the Grade by Grade for Alto Sax series
Our Stock Code: 1349085
Media Type: Paperback (48 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD

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