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Curricular Repertoire

FRESHMAN

Soprano Lemeland, Aubert Epitaph to John Coltrane (Billaudot)
Worley, John Six Dances (Dorn)
Alto Bonneau, Paul Suite (Leduc)
Bozza, Eugene Aria (Leduc)
Debussy, Claude/Londeix, Jean Marie Syrinx [unacc.] (Leduc)
Eccles, Henri/Rascher, Sigurd Sonata (Elkan-Vogel)
Fasch, Johann Friedrich/Rascher, Sigurd Sonata [orig. for bassoon] (McGinnis & Marx)
Heiden, Bernhard Solo (AMP or Bote & Bock)
Lantier, Pierre Sicilienne (Leduc)
Rueff, Jeanine Chanson et Passepied (Leduc)
Schumann, Robert/Hemke, Fred Three Romances [orig. for oboe] (Southern Music)
Teal, Larry Solos for the Alto Saxophone Player (Schirmer)
Tcherepnine, Alexander Sonatine Sportive (Leduc)
Voxman, Himie Concert and Contest Collection [for alto] (Rubank)
Tenor

Ben-Haim, Paul Three Songs Without Words (Israeli Music)
Demersseman, Jules Premier Solo: Andante et boléro (Roncrop)
Handel, George Frideric/Voxman, Himie Concerto in G Minor [orig. for oboe] (Rubank)
Handel, George Frideric/Ephross, Arthur Sonata No. 5 [orig. for flute] (Southern)
Hartley, Walter Poem (Tenuto or Presser)
Hartley, Walter Sonorities VII (Ethos)
Lacour, Guy Noctilène (Billaudot)
Martino, Donald Iberian Sketches (Dorn)

Schmitt, Florent Songe de Coppélius, Op. 30, No. 11 (1906) (Editions Henry Lemoine)
Skolnik, Walter Meditation (Presser/Tenuto)
Teal, Larry Solos for the Tenor Saxophone Player (Schirmer)
Voxman, Himie Concert and Contest Collection [for tenor] (Rubank)
Wilder, Alec Suite No. 1 [piano/strings] (WIM)

Wilder, Alec Suite No. 2 [piano/strings] (WIM)

Baritone

Fasch, Johann Friedrich /Rascher, Sigurd Sonata [orig. for bassoon] (McGinnis & Marx)
Hartley, Walter Little Suite (Dorn)
Ostransky, Leroy Concert Etude No. 1 (Rubank)
Singelée, Jean Baptiste Fantasie Op. 60 (Roncorp)

Worley, John “Pleasant Bay” Sonata (Dorn)

Etudes/
Methods
Berbiguier, Benoit Tranquille/Mule, Marcel 18 Exercises (Leduc)
Ferling, Franz Wilhelm/Mule, Marcel 48 Etudes (Leduc)
Lacour, Guy 24 Easy Atonal Etudes (Billaudot)
Teal, Larry Daily Studies for the Improvement of the Saxophone Technique (Etoile/MMB)
Voxman, Himie Selected Studies (Rubank)
Jazz
Methods

Mintzer, Bob 15 Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes  (Warner Bros.)
Snidero, Jim Easy Jazz Conception (Advance)

Snidero, Jim Intermediate Jazz Conception (Advance)

Snidero, Jim Jazz Conception (Advance)
Transcription and Tune Memorization

Scales/

Arpeggios

Semester 1: Major in 12 keys*
Semester 2: Natural, Harmonic, and Melodic Minor in 12 keys
*Method and means can be found under “Printable Resources.”

SOPHOMORE 

Soprano  Bedard, Denis Fantasie (Billaudot)
Feld, Jindrich Elégie (Leduc)
Harvey, Paul Milton Concertino [piano/orch] (Maurer)
Singelée, Jean-Baptiste Caprice Op. 80 (Roncorp)
Singelée, Jean-Baptiste Fantasie Op. 89 (Roncorp)
Alto  Benson, Warren Aeolian Song from Concertino [piano/band] (MCA)
Creston, Paul Sonata Op. 19 (Shawnee)
Debussy, Claude Rapsodie [piano/orch.] (Leduc)
Debussy, Claude/Rousseau, Eugene Rapsodie [piano] (Étoile/MMB)
Glazounov, Alexandre Concerto [piano/string orch.] (Leduc)
Hartley, Walter Duo for Alto Saxophone and Piano (Tenuto or Tritone Press)
Hindemith, Paul Sonata (Schott)
Jolivet, André Fantasie Impromptu (Leduc)
Maurice, Paule Tableaux de Provence, mvts. 1-4 [piano/orch.] (Lemoine)
Milhaud, Darius Scaramouche [piano/orch./WW quintet] (Salabert)
Muczynski, Robert Sonata Op. 29 (Schirmer)
Noda, Ryo Improvisations I, II, and III [unacc.] (Leduc)
Noda, Ryo Mai (Leduc)
Tenor  Anderson, Garland Sonata (Southern or Dorn)
Bennett, David Concerto in G Minor, mvt. 1 (Fischer)
Caravan, Ronald Improvisation [unacc.] (Ethos)
Chambers, Evan Deep Flowers [unacc.] (Chambers)
Chopin, Frédéric/Houlik, James Largo in Two Lyric Pieces (Southern)
Demersseman, Jules Fantasie pastorale (Billaudot)
Demersseman, Jules Introduction and Variations (Marg)
Hartley, Walter Scherzino (Ethos)
Hasquenoph, Pierre Concertino Op. 34b [piano/orch.] (Max Eschig or Heugal)
Lacour, Guy Belle Époque “Evocation” (Billaudot)
Schmidt, William Sonatina (WIM)
Singelée, Jean-Baptiste Adagio et Rondo, Op. 63 (Roncorp)
Singelée, Jean-Baptiste Sixième solo de concert, Op. 92 (Roncorp)
Weiner, Lawrence Etude (Southern)
Baritone  Davis, William Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann [piano/band] (Southern)
Noda, Ryo Fantasy and Dance [unacc.] (Leduc)
Worley, John Sonatina (Dorn)
Etudes/
Methods
Campagnoli, Bartolomeo Étude variées (Leduc)
Karg-Elert, Sigfrid 25 Capricen und Sonate [Books 1 & 2] (Southern)
Koechlin, Charles 15 Concert Etudes (EFM)
Londeix, Jean Marie Nouvelles études variées (Leduc)
Rousseau, Eugene High Tones for Saxophone (Etoile or MMB)
Jazz
Methods
 

Aebersold, Jamey Omnibook [Charlie Parker Transcriptions] (Atlantic)
Baker, David The Jazz Style of Cannonball Adderley (Studio PR)
Coker, Jerry Complete Method for Improvisation (Alfred)
Coker, Jerry Patterns for Jazz Improvisation (Studio PR)
Mintzer, Bob 14 Blues & Funk Etudes (Warner Bros.)
Mintzer, Bob 14 Jazz & Funk Etudes (Warner Bros.)

Mintzer, Bob, 12 Contemporary Etudes (Warner Bros.)
Snidero, Jim Intermediate Jazz Conception (Advance)
Transcription and Tune Memorization

Scales/
Arpeggios
Semester 1: Dorian and Myxolydian Modes, Blues Scales in 12
Semester 2: Whole Tone and Diminished

JUNIOR

Soprano
Arma, Paul Phases Contra Phases (Lemoine)
Escaich, Thierry Le Chant des Ténèbres [piano/sax. ens.] (Billaudot or Leduc)
Scelsi, Jacinto Tres pezzi [unacc.] (Salabert)
Wilson, Dana Calling, Ever Calling [piano/band/orch.] (Ludwig)
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Fantasia (Peer or Southern)
Young, C.R. Sonata (Dorn)
Alto

Bach, Johann Sebastian/Londeix Cello Suites I-VI [unacc.] (Lemoine)
Bach, Johann Sebastian/Mule, Marcel Sonata No. 6 [orig. for flute] (Leduc)
Bach, Johann Sebastian/Clements, D. Sonata No. 6 [orig. for flute] (MS)
Bozza, Eugene Improvisation et Caprice [unacc.] (Leduc)
Caravan, Ronald Sketch (Seesaw)
Creston, Paul Concerto, Op. 26 [piano/band/orch.] (Schirmer or Shawnee)
Dubois, Pierre Max Concerto [piano/orch.] (Leduc)
Heiden, Bernhard Sonata (Associated or Schott)
Husa, Karel Elegie et Rondo [piano/chamber orch.] (Leduc)

Lunde, Lawson Sonata (Southern)

Maurice, Paule Tableaux de Provence, mvt. 5 [piano/orch.] (Lemoine)
Noda, Ryo Phoenix (Fushicho) [unacc.] (Leduc)
Schmitt, Florent Légende, Op. 66 [piano/orch.] (Durand)

Tenor
Alkema, Henk Op Avontuur (Donemus)
Andriessen, Louis Ittrospezione III (Donemus)
Caravan, Ronald Quiet Time (Ethos)
Cunningham, Michael Trigon, Op. 31 (Etoile/MMB)
Duckworth, William Ballade in Time and Space (Seesaw)
Gould, Morton Diversions [piano/orch.] (Schirmer)
Hindemith, Paul Trio [tenor, viola and piano] (Schott)
Lacour, Guy Pièce concertante [piano/orch.] (Billaudot)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus/Watkins, Mark Concerto, K. 191 [piano] (Roncorp)
Stein, Leon Sonata (Southern)
Telemann, Georg Philipp/Voxman Sonata in C Minor [orig. for flute] (Rubank)
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Fantasia (Peer/Southern)
Baritone
Alkema, Henk Rituelen II (Donemus)
Anderson, Garland Sonata (Southern)
Presser, William Prelude (Tritone/Tenuto)
Schmidt, William Rondoletto (WIM)
Singelée, Jean Baptiste Septiéme Solo de Concert, Op. 93 (Roncorp)
Etudes/
Methods
Boehm, Theobald 23 Etudes, Book II (Leduc)
Caravan, Ronald Paradigms I (Dorn)
Lacour, Guy 28 Etudes after Messiaen (Billaudot)
Lacour, Guy 8 Etudes Brilliantes (Leduc)
Mule, Marcel 53 Etudes, Book II (Leduc)
Jazz
Methods

Aebersold, Jamey Omnibook [Charlie Parker Transcriptions] (Atlantic)

Coker, Jerry Patterns for Jazz Improvisation (Studio PR)

Mintzer, Bob, 12 Contemporary Etudes (Warner Bros.)

Transcription and Tune Memorization

Scales/

Arpeggios

Semester 1: Altered Dominants and Pentatonics
Semester 2: Altered Dominants and Pentatonics

SENIOR

Soprano
Babbitt, Milton Accompanied Recitative (Presser or Peters)
Berio, Luciano Sequenza VIIb [unacc.] (Universal)
Dobbins, Bill Sonata (Advance)
Platti, Giovanni/Rousseau, Eugene Sonata in G Major (Etoile)
Ricker, Ramon Jazz Sonata (Advance)
Tanada, Fuminori Mysterious Morning III [unacc.] (Presser or Lemoine)
Alto
Albright, William Sonata (Peters)
Bassett, Leslie Music for Saxophone (Peters)
Berio, Luciano Sequenza IXb [unacc.] (Universal)
Bonneau, Paul Caprice en forme de valse [unacc.] (Leduc)
Brahms, Johannes/Rousseau, Eugene Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1 (Étoile/MMB)
Brahms, Johannes/Rousseau Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2 (Étoile/MMB)
Desenclos, Alfred Prelude, Cadence et Finale (Leduc)
Ibert, Jacques Concertino da camera [piano/orch.] (Leduc)
Lennon, John Anthony Distances Within Me (Dorn)
Martin, Frank Ballade [piano/orch.] (Universal)
Maslanka, David Sonata (NASA)
Mintzer, Bob Concertino [piano/orch.] (Advance)
Muczynski, Robert Concerto [piano/orch.] (Presser)
Tomasi, Henri Concerto [piano/orch.] (Leduc)
Tenor
DiPasquale, James Sonata (Southern)
Dobbins, Bill Sonata (Advance)
Duckworth, William Pitt County Excursions (Seesaw)
Ewazen, Eric Concerto (Southern)
Ewazen, Eric Sonata (Southern)
Gould, Morton Diversions (Schirmer)
Hartley, Walter Concertino [piano/band] (Dorn)
Hartley, Walter Sonata (Dorn)
Jolas, Betsy Épisode quatrième [unacc.] (Leduc)
Karlins, M. William Music for Tenor Saxophone and Piano (Southern)
Lauba, Christian Hard [unacc.] (Fuzeau)
Mintzer, Bob Concertino [piano/orch.] (Advance)
Peck, Russell The Upward Stream [piano/orch.] (Pecktacular)
Ricker, Ramon Jazz Sonata (Advance)
Schmidt, William Sonatina (WIM)
Vivaldi, Antonio/Watkins Concerto, F. VIII, no. 35 [piano] (Roncorp)
Ward, Robert Concerto [piano/orch.] (Galaxy)
Baritone
Cunningham, Michael Sonata (Dorn)
Fournier, Marie-Hélène Le Fusain fuit la Gomme [unacc.] (Lemoine)
Hartley, Walter Sonata (Dorn)
Schmidt, William Sonata (WIM)
Etudes/
Methods
Bozza, Eugene 12 Etudes and Caprices (Leduc)
Diemente, Edward Mirrors IV (Dorn)
Lauba, Christian Neuf études, Books I-IV (Leduc)
LeMay, Robert 5 Etudes (CMC)
Samyn, Noël 9 Etudes transcendantes (Billaudot)
Jazz
Methods
Coker, Jerry Patterns for Jazz Improvisation (Studio PR)
Transcription and Tune Memorization
Scales/
Arpeggios
Additional modes of Ascending Melodic Minor and Harmonic Minor
Advanced scale concepts

GRADUATE

Soprano Caravan, Ronald Sonata (Ethos)
Feld, Jindrich Sonata (Leduc)
Rogers, Rodney Lessons of the Sky (Dorn)
Alto Babbitt, Milton Whirled Series (Peters)
Bassett, Leslie Concerto [piano/orch.] (Peters)
Dahl, Ingolf Concerto [piano/band] (MCA, European American, or Associated)
Denisov, Edison Sonata (Leduc)
Feld, Jindrich Concerto [Soprano, Alto and Tenor] (Kjos)
Feld, Jindrich Sonata (Leduc)
Husa, Karel Concerto [Piano/Band] (Associated)
Lennon, John Anthony Symphonic Rhapsody [orch.] (Peters)
Muczynski, Robert Concerto [piano/orch.] (Presser)
Stockhausen, Karlheinz In Freundschaft [unacc.] (Stackhausen Verlag)
Tower, Joan Wings [unacc.] (Associated)
Tenor Ewazen, Eric Concerto (Southern)
Hurel, Philippe Opcit [unacc.] (Billaudot)
Martin, Frank Ballade [piano/orch.] (Universal)
Mefano, Paul Periple [unacc.] (Salabert)
Mihalovici, Marcel Chant Premier Op. 103 [piano/orch.] (Leduc, Heugel)  
Morrill, Dexter Getz Variations [Tape] (CVMP)
Noda, Ryo Requiem Shin-en [unacc.] (Leduc)
Risset, Jean-Claude Voilments [tape] (Salabert)
Ward, Robert Concerto [piano/orch.] (Galaxy)
Baritone Caravan, Ronald Sonata (Ethos)
Friedman, Jeffrey Music for Solo Baritone Saxophone [unacc.] (Dorn)
Glaser, Werner Wolf Concerto for Baritone Saxophone and Strings (SMIC)
Hartley, Walter Sonata (Dorn)
Etudes/
Methods
Caravan, Ronald Paradigms II (Dorn)
Libero Contemporary Exercises (Dorn)
Londeix, Jean Marie Exercises Mecaniques, Vols. 1, 2 & 3 (Leduc)
Massis Etudes/Caprices (Leduc)
Jazz
Methods
Coker, Jerry Patterns for Jazz Improvisation (Studio PR)
Transcription and Tune Memorization
Scales/
Arpeggios
According to individual


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