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Grade by Grade Alto Saxophone, Grade 2
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 2 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: 2
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: 2
Trinity College London Trinity College London Alto Saxophone (from 2023)
Grades: 2


  • Traditional American Shaker Melody
  • Jenkins Hymn
  • Prokofieff Troika
  • Handel Bourree
  • Ian Green Icicles
  • Traditional Kenyan Sisi Watoto tu Wakenya
  • Carol Barratt Jalapeno
  • Anon Medieval Dance Tune
  • Colin Evans Sweet Corn
  • Chedeville Duo in D minor
  • Norton Young at Heart
  • Shostakovich March from Six Children's Pieces, No.6
  • Nicholas Hare Banana Rag
  • Traditional Peruvian Peruvian Dance Tune
  • Janet Way Creative Reflection
  • Jancourt Study No 4
  • Anthony Marks Over the Moon
  • Paul Harris Foxtrot
  • Helen Jane Long Spooked

Item Details


  • Part 1: Alto Saxophone
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Alto Sax Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Publisher's reference: BH 12477
Volume 2 in the Grade by Grade for Alto Sax series
Our Stock Code: 1349092
Media Type: Paperback (48 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD

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