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Saxophone Standards

Four Year Progression for Saxophone

Freshman Year


Scales
All Major Scales (Full Range)
All Major Arpeggios (Full Range)
Chromatic Scale (Full Range)

Methods / Etudes
Teal- The Saxophonists Workbook
Ferling- Forty-eight Etudes
Lacour- Fifty Easy Etudes Book 1 & 2

Literature
Chanson et Passepied Jeanne Rueff
Sonata #4 J.S. Bach
Sonata #6 J.S. Bach
Sonatine Sportive Tcherpnine
Aria Eugene Bozza
Sarabande and Gigue Lantier
Concerto Alexander Glazounov
Three Romances Schumann/arr. Hemke
Diversion Bernhard Heiden
Sonata Bernhard Heiden
Sonata Paul Creston
Improvisation I Ryo Noda
Light of Sothis Amy Quate
Poem Walter Hartley
Sonata Burnett Tuthill
Sonatina William Schmidt

Sophomore Year

Scales
All Harmonic and Melodic Scales (Full Range)
All Minor Arpeggios (Full Range)

Methods / Etudes
Teal- The Saxophonists Workbook
Teal- Daily Studies for the Saxophone
Ferling- Forty-eight Etudes
Lacour- Fifty Easy Etudes Book 1 & 2

Literature
Sonata #4 J.S. Bach
Sonata #6 J.S. Bach
Sonatine Sportive Tcherpnine
Concerto Alexander Glazounov
Three Romances Schumann/arr. Hemke
Sonata Bernhard Heiden
Sonata Paul Creston
Improvisation I Ryo Noda
Light of Sothis Amy Quate
Poem Walter Hartley
Sonata Burnett Tuthill
Sonatina William Schmidt
Sarabande and Gigue Fischer Tull
Sonata Henry Eccles
Histoires… Jacques Ibert


Junior Year

Scales

Major Scales in Thirds (Full Range)

Methods / Etudes
Teal- The Saxophonists Workbook
Teal- Daily Studies for the Saxophone
Ferling- Forty-eight Etudes
Lacour- 28 Etudes on Modes Literature
Concerto Alexander Glazounov
Three Romances Schumann/arr. Hemke
Sonata Bernhard Heiden
Sonata Paul Creston
Improvisation I, II, III Ryo Noda
Light of Sothis Amy Quate
Poem Walter Hartley
Sonata Burnett Tuthill
Sonatina William Schmidt
Sarabande and Gigue Fischer Tull
Sonata Henry Eccles
Histoires… Jacques Ibert
Concerto Paul Creston
Tableaux de Provence Paule Maurice
Music William Karlins
Trigon Michael Cunningham

Senior Year

Scales

Minor Scales in Thirds (Full Range)

Methods / Etudes
Teal- The Saxophonists Workbook
Teal- Daily Studies for the Saxophone
Ferling- Forty-eight Etudes
Lacour- 28 Etudes on Modes

Literature
Concerto Alexander Glazounov
Three Romances Schumann/arr. Hemke
Sonata Bernhard Heiden
Sonata Paul Creston
Improvisation I, II, III Ryo Noda
Light of Sothis Amy Quate
Poem Walter Hartley
Sonata Burnett Tuthill
Sonatina William Schmidt
Sarabande and Gigue Fischer Tull
Sonata Henry Eccles
Histoires… Jacques Ibert
Concerto Paul Creston
Tableaux de Provence Paule Maurice
Music William Karlins
Trigon Michael Cunningham
Blue Caprice Victor Morosco
Elegie et Rondeau Karel Husa
Music for Saxophone Leslie Bassett
Sonata Robert Mucynski


Additional sources to be used:
Saxophone High Tones Eugene Rousseau
Les Gammes Jean-Marie Londeix

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