Classic Sax is a collection of carefully selected pieces for classical saxophonists seeking music to develop their lyrical playing. Classic Sax includes some choice Baroque, classical and contemporary compositions, giving the saxophone player a sample of music covering three and a half centuries.
The book has been designed for the serious recitalist, students taking grade exams and for the general teaching of the instrument by a performer and teacher with long experience in the field. Whilst the pieces cover varying styles, they all exploit the singing tone of the saxophone. Some of the more challenging music will require time and practice to master the technical difficulties, but other pieces can be enjoyed immediately. The music ranges from approximately 4th Grade to Diploma standard.
This book includes music by Bach, Händel, and Mozart, arranged appropriately for saxophone and piano, and pieces composed in the 20th century by Dulcie Holland and George Pikler. This book is available in two versions – for alto saxophone and piano, and for soprano or tenor saxophone and piano.
- Händel: Sonata Op. 1 No. 4
- Holland: Musette and Gigue
- Bach: Sonata for Unaccompanied Saxophone
- Pikler: Easy Breeze
- Holland: Shy One
- Pikler: Poco Swingy
- Mozart: Sonata K310, 1st Movement