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Grade by Grade Alto Saxophone, Grade 3
Includes CD

Edited 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 3 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: 3
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Anon Song
  • Norton Latin
  • Couperin Gavotte
  • Trad. English Tune The Trees They Do Grow So High
  • Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm
  • Whythorne Lyke as the Birds That Swallowes Hight
  • Bach JS Bourree
  • Orsi Study
  • Sullivan The Policeman's Song from 'Pirates of Penzance'
  • Pogson Picnic
  • Smetana Waltz
  • Mower Peru
  • Warlock Basse Dance
  • Trad. American Tune Frankie and Johnny   

Item Details


  • Part 1: Alto Saxophone
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Alto Sax Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Publisher's reference: BH12874
Volume 3 in the Grade by Grade for Alto Sax series
Our Stock Code: 1366730
Media Type: Paperback (56 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD