YOUNG MUSICIANS FESTIVAL

Repertoire Guidelines for Saxophone

Students should be working on, or able to play music at the level indicated by these selections. The student does not necessarily have to play these specific pieces. The lists below are just a guideline. Students should perform two (2) contrasting pieces that indicative their current level of study. One piece should be classical in nature, as the list suggests, and the other can be of the students own choosing. The list below is to be used as a guide rather than a limitation to your choices. Students should perform either two (2) short pieces, or movements, or one longer piece.

Alto Saxophone Repertoire
Level 1
Exceptional Classics for Alto (or Baritone) Saxophone and Piano - Arr. T. Santorella and J. Robbins
Little Cradle Song - Robert Schumann
Russian Folk Song - Ludwig Van Beethoven
German Dance - Josef Haydn (D Major for the Sax)
Tell Me Fair Ladies, from the Marriage of Figero - W. A. Mozart
The Organ Grinder - Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Allegro - Wolfgang A. Mozart
Minuet - Johann S. Bach
Russian Song - Peter I. Tchaikovshy
German Dance - Josef Haydn (C Major for the Sax)
Norse Song - Robert Schumann
Level 2
Exceptional Classics for Alto (or Baritone) Saxophone and Piano - Arr. T. Santorella and J. Robbins
Andante - Wolfgang A. Mozart
Minuet - Josef Haydn
Aria - Johann S. Bach
Gavotte - Johann S. Bach
Waltz - Ludwig Van Beethoven
German Dance - Franz Schubert
Andante, from “The Surprise Symphony” No. 94 Josef Haydn
Easy Solos for the Beginning Saxophone, Level 1 - Mike Buerk
Avenue of the Keys - Buerk
Key West March - Buerk
Ballad for the Keys - Buerk
Waltzing Through the Keys - Buerk
Concert and Contest Collection for E flat Alto Saxophone, H. Voxman
At the Hearth, from Suite Miniature - A. Gretchaninoff, Op. 145, No. 8
Level 3
Exceptional Classics for Alto (or Baritone) Saxophone and Piano - Arr. T. Santorella and J. Robbins
Old French Song - Peter I. Tchaikovsky
German Dance - Josef Haydn
Ecossaise - Ludwig Van Beethoven
Turkish March, from “The Ruins of Athens” - Ludwig Van Beethoven
Serenade from “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” - Wolfgang A. Mozart
Two Minuets from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach - Johann S. Bach
Easy Solos for the Beginning Saxophone, Level 1 - Mike Buerk
Key West's Lament - Buerk
Duvall Street Ballad - Buerk
Hurricane Waltz - Buerk
Marching Up the Keys - Buerk
The Rascher Collectionfor E flat Saxophone and Piano - Sigurd Rascher
Gavotte - Padre Martini, Arr. Rascher
Concert and Contest Collection for E flat Alto Saxophone, H. Voxman
Evening Waltz, from Suite Miniature - A. Gretchaninoff, Op. 145, No. 10
Minuet from Haffner Music, K. 250 - W. A. Mozart
Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player, with Piano Acc. Larry Teal
Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player, with Piano Acc. Larry Teal
5. Romantic Piece - Antonin Dvorak
Blue Baroque, Contemporary Arrangements of Baroque Classics - Arrangements by James Rae
Musette, Anna Magdalena Bach, BWV Anh. 126 - Anonymous
Menuet, Anna Magdalena Bach, BWV Anh. 115 - Christian Petzold
Gavotte - Arcangelo Corelli
Level 4
Exceptional Classics for Alto (or Baritone) Saxophone and Piano - Arr. T. Santorella and J. Robbins
The Wild Horseman - Robert Schumann
Pachelbel's Canon - Johann Pachelbel
Ode To Joy, from “Symphony No. 9” - Ludwig Van Beethoven
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, from “Cantata No. 147” - Johann S. Bach
The Rascher Collectionfor E flat Saxophone and Piano - Sigurd Rascher
Sonata No. 3 - G. F. Handel, Arr. Rascher
Rigaudon - Jean Philippe Rameau, Arr. Rascher
Concert and Contest Collection for E flat Alto Saxophone, H. Voxman
Melodie - Simon Poulain
Canzonetta and Giga - Leroy Ostransky
Sonatina, (Based on Trio V) - J. Haydn
Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player, with Piano Acc. Larry Teal
4. Largetto from Sonatina Op. 100 - Antonin Dvorak
6. Intermezzo, from Goyescas - Enrique Granados
7. Album-Leaf, from Lyric Pieces, Op. 12 - Edward Grieg
9. Minuet - Joseph Haydn
Blue Baroque, Contemporary Arrangements of Baroque Classics - Arrangements by James Rae
Toccata from “toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 J. S. Bach
Allegro - George F. Handel
Air - Henry Purcell
Les Moissonneurs, Pieces for Harpsichord, Book Two - Francois Couperin
Siciliana Notturno for E flat Alto Saxophone and Piano, from Suite Concertante - Alfred Reed
Level 5
The Rascher Collectionfor E flat Saxophone and Piano - Sigurd Rascher
Prelude to Cantata No. 12 - J. S. Bach, Arr. Rascher
Prelude to Cantata No. 156 - J. S. Bach, Arr. Rascher
Variations on a Gavotte by Corelli - Arr. Rascher
Concert and Contest Collection for E flat Alto Saxophone, H. Voxman
Andante and Allegro - Andre Chailleux
Largo and Allegro, from Sonata VI - G. F. Handel
Elegie - J. Ed. Barat
Introduction and Rondo - Leroy Ostransky
Recitative and Allegro - Paul Koepke
Fantasie Mauresque - F. Combelle
Concertante - E. Paladilhe
First Concertino - Georges Guilhaud
Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player, with Piano Acc. Larry Teal
1. Canzonetta - Alfredo d'Ambrosio, Op. 6
2. Sicilienne and Allegro, from the Flute Sonata No. 2 - J. S. Bach
3. Nocturne - Frederic Chopin, Op. Posth. Trans. Francis L. York
8. Gypsy Rondo - Joseph Haydn
10. Minuet, from Divertimento in D, K. 334 - Wolfgang A. Mozart
11. Rondo in D - Wolfgang A. Mozart
12. The Old Castle, from Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky
13. Vocalise - Sergey Rachmaninoff, Op. 34, No. 14
14. Sonatine, from First Movement - Maurice Ravel
15. Fantasy Piece - Robert Schumann Op. 73, No. 3
Blue Baroque, Contemporary Arrangements of Baroque Classics - Arrangements by James Rae
Allegro from Concerto Op. 3/6 - Antonio Vivaldi
Suite No. 3, for Saxophone Solo - J. S. Bach, Trans. Jean-Marie Londeix
Sonata No. 2 in B flat major for Alto Saxophone and Piano - Bezozzi
Aria pour Alto Saxopnone (Mi flat) and Piano - Eugene Bozza
Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy, Arr. Jonathon Robbins for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Sonata for E flat Saxophone and Piano - Henri Eccles, Arr. Sigurd M. Rascher
Cinq Danses Exotiques pour Alto Saxophone et Piano - Jean Francaix
Sonata for E flat Saxophone and Piano - Bernhard Heiden
Sicilienne for Alto Saxophone and Piano - Pierre Lantier
Allegro Spiritoso - J. B. Senaille, Arr. For Alto Saxophone and Piano by Harry Gee
Sonata No. 6 in G Minor - Antonio Vivaldi, Ed. Josef Marx
Level 6 - Very Advanced
The Rascher Collectionfor E flat Saxophone and Piano - Sigurd Rascher
The Carnival of Venice - Italian Melody, Arr. Rascher
Violincello Suite III – J. S. Bach, for Saxophone Solo, Trans. Ramon Ricker
Violincello Suite II – J. S. Bach, for Saxophone Solo, Trans. Ramon Ricker
Piece Breve pour Saxophone Seul - Eugene Bozza
Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano - J. F. Fasch, Arr. Sigurd Rascher
Rhapsody for Solo Saxophone - Arthur Frackenpohl
Sonate en La majeur, - Cesar Franck (Originally for Violin) adaptation by Jean-Yves Fourmeau
Concertino Da Camera, pour Alto Saxophone et onze instruments - Jacques Ibert
Scaramouche pour Alto saxophone and Piano - Darius Milhaud
Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano - Robert Muczynski
Concerto en Mi Bemol (E flat) - A. Glazounov et A. Petiot
XXV Opera Snatches for Unaccompanied Saxophone - William Schuman, Trans. Daniel Dorff
Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano - Alec Wilder
Tenor Saxophone Repertoire
Level 1
Level 2
Indispensable Folio for B flat Tenor Saxophone - R. M. Endresen
1. Spinning Wheel - Endresen
Level 3
Indispensable Folio for B flat Tenor Saxophone - R. M. Endresen
2. Polish Dance - Endresen
6. Holiday Medley - Endresen
10. Valse Caprice - Endresen
Blue Baroque, Contemporary Arrangements of Baroque Classics - Arrangements by James Rae
Musette, Anna Magdalena Bach, BWV Anh. 126 - Anonymous
Menuet, Anna Magdalena Bach, BWV Anh. 115 - Christian Petzold
Gavotte - Arcangelo Corelli
Beau Soir (Beautiful Evening) - Claude Debussy, Arr. Eugene Rousseau
Level 4
Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, Larry Teal
1. Two Bourrees from the Third Cello Suite - Johann S. Bach
2. Scherzo from Violin Sonata, Op. 30, No. 1 - Ludwig van Beethoven
3. Hungarian Dance No. 1 - Johannes Brahms
4. Sarabande from: Suite pour le piano - Claude Debussy
6. Cantilena from Cello Concerto in A Minor - Georg Goltermann, Op. 14
8. From Violin Sonata No. 1, Allegretto - Edvard Grieg, Op. 8
12. Minuetto, from Sonatina in G Minor - Franz Schubert, Op. 137
Blue Baroque, Contemporary Arrangements of Baroque Classics - Arrangements by James Rae
Toccata from “toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 J. S. Bach
Allegro - George F. Handel
Air - Henry Purcell
Indispensable Folio for B flat Tenor Saxophone - R. M. Endresen
3. Fox Hunt - Endresen
4. Moonlight Serenade - Endresen
5. Whistlin' Pete - Endresen
7. School Musician, March - Endresen
8. Forest Echo - Endresen
9. Air Varie - Endresen
11. Syncopator March - Endresen
The Rose and the Nightingale, Tenor Sax and Piano - N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Arr. R. E. Thurston
Pachelbel Canon for Tenor Saxophone and Piano - Johann Pachelbel, Arr. Daniel Dorff
Level 5
Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player, Larry Teal
5. Lament - Antonin Dvorak
7. Playera - Enrique Granados, Op. 5, No. 5
9. Song without Words - Felix Mendelssohn – Bartholdy, Op. 109
10. Spanish Dance No. 2 - Moritz Moszkowski, Op. 12
11. Allegro Appassionata - Camille Saint-Saens, Op. 43
13. Romance No. 1 - Robert Schumann, Op. 94
14. Sleighride - Peter I. Tchaikowsky
Blue Baroque, Contemporary Arrangements of Baroque Classics - Arrangements by James Rae
Allegro from Concerto Op. 3/6 - Antonio Vivaldi
Sonata for Tenor Saxophone and Piano - James Di Pasquale
Poem for Tenor Saxophone and Piano - Walter S. Hartley
Concerto in G Minor for Tenor Saxophone and Piano - George F. Handel, Arr. H. Voxman
Level 6 - Very Advanced
Violincello Suite III – J. S. Bach, for Saxophone Solo, Trans. Ramon Ricker
Violincello Suite II – J. S. Bach, for Saxophone Solo, Trans. Ramon Ricker
Piece Breve pour Saxophone Seul - Eugene Bozza
Rhapsody for Solo Saxophone - Arthur Frackenpohl
XXV Opera Snatches for Unaccompanied Saxophone - William Schuman, Trans. Daniel Dorff
Sonata for Tenor Saxophone and Piano – Walter Hartley
Sonata for Tenor Saxophone and Piano – William Schmidt
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