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Saxophon

Admission requirements for the preliminary studies: General musicality, good hearing, physical fitness and interest in saxophone playing.

 

                                                                                  Modules of the lower level

 

                                                                                        1. u. 2 semesters:

 

Scale and triad studies; Approach and toning exercises. Fingering technique. Jean Marie Londeix: Saxophone easy, Vol. 1, Armando Ghidoni: comme un réve

 

                                                                                        3. u. 4th semester:

 

Scale and triad studies; Approach and toning exercises. Fingering technique. Intonation exercises, vibrato. Jean Marie Londeix: Saxophone easy, Vol. 1, Gustav Bumcke: Duets op. 43 / Vol. 4, John Harle: Scale Studies, Vol. 1, Eugène Bozza: Gavotte des Damoiselles. Lectures: A. Ghidoni: Douce Chansonette, E. Bozza: Chanson à bercer etc. Entrance exam: Easier scales and triads 1 piece from the literature of the 2nd year 1 performance piece on the difficulty level of E. Bozza: Chanson à bercer

 

                                                                             Modules of the intermediate level

 

                                                                                          5. u. 6th semester:

 

Scale and triad studies; Approach and toning exercises. Fingering technique. Intonation exercises, vibrato. Hyacinthe E. Klosé: Exercices journaliers, Jean Marie Londeix: Exercices mécaniques, Vol. 1, John Harle: Scale Studies, Vol. 2, Jules Demersseman: Fantaisie op. 32, Pierre Max Dubois: Dix figures à danser.

 

                                                                                           7. u. 8th semester:

 

Scale and triad studies; Approach and toning exercises. Fingering technique. Intonation exercises, vibrato. Marcel Mule: Exercices Journalists, Jean Marie Londeix: Exercices mécaniques, Vol. 2, John Harle: Scale Studies, Vol. 2, Jean Francaix: Cinq danses exotiques, Vincent d'Indy: Chorale varié op. 55.
 

                                                                                            9. u. 10th semester:

 

Scale and triad studies; Approach and toning exercises. Fingering technique. Intonation exercises, vibrato. Feeling / Mule: 48 Etudes, Marcel Mule: 18 grandes Etudes, Jean Marie Londeix: Exercices mécaniques, Vol. 3, John Harle: Scale Studies, Vol. 2, Claude Debussy: Rhapsody for orchestra and saxophone, Paul Hindemith: Sonata for piano and alto saxophone. Repertoire: J. B. Singelée: Concertino op. 78, 3e Solo op. 83, 5e Solo op. 91, E. Denisov: Deux Pièces, E. Lejet :: Troi petits préludes, R. Planel: Prélude et Saltarelle, L. Moreau: Patorale, J. Demersseman: Fantaisie sur un thème original, J. Ibert: Histoires etc. Etudes: H. E. Klosé: Exercices de genre et mécanisme. Crossing Testing requirements: Scales and triads (major and minor) 1 Etude on the difficulty level of Marcel Mule: 18 grandes Etudes. 1 performance piece with difficulty by J. Demersseman: Fantaisie von sur un thème original. Completed General Music Theory and Ear Training I Upper secondary level / level of education:

 

                                                                                                 1. u. 2 semesters:

 

Scale and triad studies; Approach and toning exercises. Fingering technique. Intonation exercises, vibrato. Ferling / Mule: 48 Etudes, Ridy Jettl (sic!): 24 rhythmical studies for saxophone, Guy Lacour: 28 Etudes d'aprés Olivier Messiaen, Eugene Rousseau: The height register, Jürgen Demmler: Orchesterstellen, Bd. 1 u. 2, André Caplet: Légende for alto saxophone and chamber orchestra, Florent Sschmitt: Légende op. 66, Alexander Glasunow: Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra.

 

                                                                                                  3. u. 4th semester:

 

Scale and triad studies; Approach and toning exercises. Fingering technique. Intonation exercises, vibrato. Jean Marie Londeix: Nouvelles études, Guy Lacour: 12 esquisses dans le style contemporain, Pierre Lantier: Allegro, Arioso et Final, Pierre Vellones: Concerto, Paul Creston: Sonata, Henri Tomasi: Evocations. Repertoire: P. Bonneau: Concerto, P.M. Dubois: Sonata, P. Iturralde: Suite Hellenique (also for Sop.), E. Schulhoff: Hot Sonata, Ph. Woods: Sonata, E. Bozza: Diptyque, A. Jolivet: Fantaisie Impromptu, J. Takács: Two Fantastics, A. Kaufmann: Concerto (Sop.), R. Noda: Phoenix, R. Noda: Improvisation II, R. Noda: May, J. Charpentier: Gavambodi 2, H. Tomasi: Ballad, A. Louvier: Ephémères (Sop.), Tcherepnin: Sonatine sportive, J.S. Bach / R. Ricker: Suites for Violoncello 1-4 (Ten. Or Bar.), E. Rolin: Aphorismes (also for Sop., Ten., Bar.), J. Field: Elegy (Sop.), P. Maurice: Tableaux de Provence, D. Milhaud: Scaramouche, D. Joly: Cantilene et Danse etc. Etudes and textbooks: M. Mule: 30 grandes études, J.M. Londeix: Hello, Mr. Sax !, D. Kientzy: Multiphonics, Ronkin / Frascotti: Orchestras 2 Bde., S. Rascher: Top Tones etc.

 

                                                                                                   5th to 8th semester:

 

Scale and triad studies; Approach and toning exercises. Fingering technique. Intonation exercises, vibrato. Eugène Bozza: 12 Caprices, Siegfried Karg-Elert: 25 etudes and atonal sonatas, Jacques Ibert: Concertino da Camera pour saxophone alto et 11 instruments, Roger Boutry: Divertimento, Alfred Desenclos: Prélude, Cadence et Final, Armando Ghidoni: Concerto pour saxophone alot et orchester á cordes. Repertoire: H. Tomasi: Concerto, E. Bozza: Concertino, J.M. Damase: Concert Piece, E. Denisov: Sonata, I. Gotkowski: Variations pathétiques, L. Berio: Sequenza IXb, Sequenza VIIb (Sop.), P.M. Dubois: Concerto (I and II), H. Villa-Lobos: Fantasia (Sop. Od. Ten.), F. Martin: Ballad for Saxophone alto, J. Wildberger: Portrait, G. Scelsi: Tre pezzi (Sop. ), P. Bonneau: Pièce concertante, R. Muczynski: Sonata, B. Pagans: Solo, N. Rorem: Picnic on the Marne, D. Muldowney: In a Hall of Mirrors, R. Challan: Concerto etc. Certified Final Exam Requirements: 2 Etudes on Difficulty level by Siegfried Karg-Elert: 25 Etudes. 2 sonatas on the difficulty level of E. Denisov: Sonata 1 concert on the difficulty level of E. Bozza u. J.M. Damase. 2 pieces in the difficulty of H. Villa-Lobos: Fantasia (Sop. Od. Ten.), F. Martin: Ballad for Saxophone alto A modern Degree difficulty work by D. Muldowney: In a Hall of Mirrors.

The certified final exam has to be taken in two parts, namely an internal and a committee public examination.