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Grade by Grade Alto Saxophone, Grade 4
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 4 saxophonist 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.Janet Way is an experienced performer and teacher. She is a tutor for the LRAM woodwind teaching course at the Royal Academy of Music, and has worked as a mentor and diploma examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. She is founder and director of the internationally-acclaimed Oxford Flute Summer School.

Difficulty guide: 4
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: 4
Trinity College London Trinity College London Alto Saxophone (from 2023)
Grades: 4


  • Evans Lotus Talk
  • Kohler Study
  • Ellington In a Sentimental Mood
  • van Eyck Malle Symen
  • Rachmaninoff Romance
  • Bach (attrib) Gigue in A Major, BWV845
  • Norton Dixie
  • Telemann Fantasia in F# Minor
  • Handel Duet
  • Shostakovich Hurdy-Gurdy from 'Dances of the Dolls'
  • Handel Hornpipe
  • Bernstein Somewhere
  • Firth Teach me to Mambo

Item Details


  • Part 1: Alto Saxophone
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Alto Sax Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Publisher's reference: BH 12875
Volume 4 in the Grade by Grade for Alto Sax series
Our Stock Code: 1366747
Media Type: Paperback (56 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD

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