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2009 Alto Saxophone Repertoire for Students

Rhett Bender, D.Mus.A.


Professor of Music
Southern Oregon University
Primary BA Music 190/290 first and second year undergraduate level
Composer
Title
Publisher
Bozza
Aria
Leduc
Lantier
Sicilienne
Leduc
Rueff
Chanson et Passapied
Leduc
Ibert, Jacques
Histoires
Leduc
Indy, Vincent d
Choral Vari
Durand
Bach, J.S.
Sonata No. 6, E Major
Smart Music
Maurice
Tableau de Provence
Lemoine
Milhaud
Scaramouche
Salabert
Heiden
Sonata
Schott
Glazounov
Concerto
Leduc
Creston
Sonata
Shawnee
Noda
Improvisations I for solo saxophone
Leduc
Additional BA Music 190/290 first and second year undergraduate level
Composer
Title
Publisher
Haydn/Mule
Les Saisons
Leduc
Handel
Sonata No. 4
Smart Music
Bach
Sonata No. 4, C major
Smart Music
Bonneau, Paul
Suite
Leduc
Jacobi
Sonata
Bourne
Heiden
Solo
Associated Music
Heiden
Diversion (1943)
MMB (Etoile)
Russell, Armand
Particles
Bourne
Tcherepnine
Sonatine Sportive
Leduc
Tull
Sarabande and Gigue
Boosey & Hawkes
Hartley
Petite Suite for solo saxophone
Presser
Noda
Improvisations II and III for solo saxophone
Leduc
Barton, Todd
Diastems II
bartont@sou.edu
Dubois
Concerto
Leduc

Primary BA Music 390/490 third and fourth year undergraduate level


Composer
Title
Publisher
Muczynski

Sonata

Schirmer

Desenclos

Prelude, Cadence et Finale

Leduc

Ibert

Concertino da camera

Leduc

Bonneau

Caprice en forme de valse for solo saxophone

Leduc

Gotkovsky
Swerts, Piet

Brilliance
Klonos

Ed. Fran. de Mus.


ZODIAC ZESX01

Additional BA Music 390/490 third and fourth year undergraduate level


Composer
Title
Publisher
Hartley

Duo

Presser

Koechlin/Londiex
Robert

Etudes for Saxophone and Piano


Cadenza

Ed. Fran. de Mus.


Ed. Fran. de Mus.

Harbison

San Antonio

Hal Leonard

Debussy

Rhapsody (Delangle; revised by David)

Theodore Presser

Rueff

Concertino

Leduc

Bozza

Concertino

Leduc

Creston

Concerto

Shawnee

Bozza

Improvisation et Caprice for solo saxophone

Leduc

Noda

Mai for solo saxophone

Leduc

Husa

Elegie et Rondeau

Leduc

Yasinitsky

New Wave

yasinits@wsu.edu

Additional Performance Concentration 390/490 Level (Advanced)


Composer
Title
Publisher
Bassett
Music for Saxophone and Piano
Peters
Bassett
Duo Concertante
Peters
Fox
Annexus
www.dornpub.com
Gotkovsky
Variations Pathtiques
Billaudot
Gotkovsky
Concerto
Billaudot
Lauba, Christian
Steady Study on the Boogie
Theodore Presser
Feld
Sonata for Alto Saxophone
Leduc
Feld
Suite Rhapsodica for solo saxophone
Leduc
Freund, Don
Sky Scrapings
Anderson, Tommy Joe
Sonata 3
Roncorp
Lennon
Distances Within Me
www.dornpub.com
Denisov
Sonata
Leduc

Husa
Dahl
Bolcom
Albright
Lauba
Berio
Maslanka
Woods, Phil

Concerto
Concerto
Lilith
Sonata
Steady Study on a Boogie solo alto saxophone
Sequenza for solo alto saxophone
Sonata
Sonata

Ravel
Platti/Rousseau
Bach/Leonard
Marcello/Bender
Teleman/Londeix
Hartley
Ibert
Villa-Lobos
Saint-Saens
Young
Feld
Feld
Berio
Anderson, T J
Piazzolla, Astor
Iturralde, Pedro

Selected Soprano Saxophone Repertoire


Title
Piece en forme de Habanera
Sonata
Sonata in Eb Major, BWV 1031
Concerto in d minor
Sonata
Diversions
Symphonie Concertante
Fantasia
Sonata (oboe)
Sonata
Elegie
Sonata
Sequenza
Impromptu
Histoire du Tango
Suite Hellnique

Composer
Cunningham, Michael
Demersseman, Jules
Di Pasquale, James
Duckworth, William
Houlik (Debussy)
Lacour, Guy
Lauba, Christian
Hartley
Hartley

Selected Tenor Saxophone Repertoire


Title
Trigon, Op. 31
Premier Solo
Sonata
Ballad in Time and Space
Two Lyric Pieces (Beau Soir )
Pice Concertante
Hard tenor saxophone solo
Poem
Sonata

Composer

Leduc
Euro. Amer.
Peters
Leduc
Leduc
Roncorp

Publisher
Leduc
MMB (Etoile)
Presser
bender@sou.edu
Leduc
Ethos
Leduc
Peer-International
www.dornpub.com
Leduc
Leduc
Leduc
www.dornpub.com
Lemoine
Lemoine

Publisher

Southern
Theodore Presser
Tenuto

Hartley
Gould, Morton
Senaille
Stein
Karlins
Martin
Peck, Russell
Singelee
Schmidt
Schmidt
Schmidt
Duckworth
Ben-Haim, Paul
Frackenpohl
Sherman
Tomasi
Ward
Weiner, Lawrence
Cockcroft, Barry

Concertino
Diversions
Allegro Spirituoso
Sonata
Music for Tenor Saxophone and Piano
Ballade
The Upward Stream
Adagio et Rondo
Sonata
Sonatina
Concerto
Pitt County Excursions
Three Songs Without Words
Sonata
Sonata
Chant Corse
Concerto
Etude
Beat Me solo tenor saxophone

Composer
Anderson, Garland
Hartley, Walter
Hartley, Walter
Presser, William
Singele, Jean Baptiste
Schmidt, William
Schmidt, William
Worley, John

Selected Baritone Saxophone Repertoire


Title
Sonata
Little Sonata
Sonata
Prelude
Sept Solo de Concert
Rondoletto
Sonata
Sonata

Schirmer
Southern
Southern
Peters
Pecktastic Music
Roncorp

Southern
reedmusic.com

Publisher

Primary Saxophone Studies


Composer
Title
Publisher
Notes
Teal
The Saxophonist's Workbook
Encore
scales, thirds, fourths, vibrato and
tone; scales do not extend to F#6
Londeix
Les Gammes: conjointes et en intervalles Lemoine major and harmonic minor-scale
pour tous les saxophones
book: seconds, thirds, fourths,
fifths, sixths, sevenths and octaves
Lacour
50 Etudes faciles et progressives, Book 1 Billaudot excellent for middle school
through high school

Lacour
Ferling
Mule
Lacour
Londeix
Lacour
Lacour
Rousseau

50 Etudes faciles et progressives, Book 2 Billaudot high school or lower level


undergraduate
48 Etudes
Leduc
this edition contains 12 more
etudes written by Mule not found
in the Southern edition
8 Etudes Brillantes
Leduc
altissimo
Nouvelles Etudes variees
Leduc
altissimo
24 Etudes atonales faciles
Billaudot altissimo
28 Etudes sur les modes a transpositions Billaudot altissimo
limitees d'Olivier Messian
Saxophone High Tones
MMB
altissimo method and fingerings
for soprano, alto, tenor and
baritone

Additional Saxophone Studies


Composer
Gee

Mauk

Mule
Jollet
Londeix
Bozza
Prati
Diemente
Lacour
DeLibero
Caravan
Londeix

Title
Publisher
Progressive and Varied EtudesSouthern

Notes
high school or non-major;
contains scales and
beginning jazz studies
Saxophone Warm-Ups
www.dornpub.com tone, intonation, finger
exercises and articulation
studies; major, minor, blues
and diminished scales;
multiphonics; quarter-tones
Etudes Variees
Leduc
15 Etudes
Billaudot
Huit etudes techniques
Leduc
altissimo
12 Etude Caprices, Op. 60 Leduc
Approche de la musique
Billaudot
contemporary, extended
contemporaine
techniques
Mirrors IV (contemporary)
www.dornpub.com contemporary, extended
techniques
Douze Esquisses dans le style Billaudot
contemporary, extended
contemporain
techniques
Contemporary Saxophone
www.dornpub.com contemporary, extended
Studies
techniques
Paradigms I for Alto
www.dornpub.com contemporary, extended
Saxophone
techniques
De La Justessen DIntonation Leduc
exercises on intonation,
pour tous les Saxophones (On
including corrective
the Exactness of Intonation for
fingering chart to show how
all Saxophones
to raise and lower pitches

Ricker

Etudes on the Diminished


Scale for Saxophone

Londeix

Exercises Mchaniques pour Lemoine


tous les Saxophones
(Mechanical Exercises for All
Saxophones), Books 1-3

Composer/Author
Niehaus
Niehaus
Jim Snidero
Jim Snidero
Miles Osland
David Baker
David Baker
Bob Mintzer
Bob Mintzer
Mark Levine

Leduc

Selected Jazz Studies


Title
Publisher
Basic Jazz Conception Vol
Try publishing
1&2
Jazz Conception Intermediate Try pub
and Advance volumes
Easy Jazz Conception
Advance Music
Jazz Conception
Advance Music
Scale Anthology vol 1&2
www.dornpub.com
Jazz Improvisation
Alfred
Jazz Etudes
Aebersold
14 Jazz and Funk Etudes
WB
14 Blues and Funk
WB
The Jazz Theory Book
Sher Music

scales, thirds, fourths,


chords, and twelve jazz
etudes based on diminished
scales
a variety of one-bar
fingering patterns working
on: finger independence and
alternate fingerings

Notes
Beginning swing study
Primary
Primary study

theory
Use w/vol 5&6 of Aebersold

theory

Pre-College repertoire
Title

Composer

Publisher

Teal

Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player

Schirmer

Haydn/Mule

Les Saisons

Leduc

Handel

Sonata No. 4

Smart Music

Bozza

Aria

Leduc

Lantier

Sicilienne

Leduc

Rueff

Chanson et Passapied

Leduc

Bach

Sonata No. 4, C major

Smart Music

Lunde, Lawson

Sonata

Southern

Schumann/Hemke

Three Romances

Southern

Teal

Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player

Schirmer

Rousseau (Debussy,
Solo Album for Tenor Saxophone
MMB (Etoile)
Faur, Giordani and
Scarlatti)
Music listed above may be purchased at www.eble.com or www.dornpub.com.
Locally many of the primary pieces may be purchased at Larrys Music in Medford or Cripple Creek
in Ashland.