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Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano

By Phil Woods

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Alto Saxophone Solo Alto Saxophone and Piano - Grade 5
Composed by Phil Woods. Published by Advance Music (AV.7045).

Item Number: AV.7045

Completely revised and newly engraved '97 edition. This "classic" cross-over work by the legendary Phil Woods is now published exclusively by Advance Music. Advanced.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Location:
    Derbyshire, UK
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • June 19, 2007 Great Fun!

    The Phil Woods Sonata is immense fun to play, and expresses the beautiful tone of the sax perfectly. You should add little jazz ornaments and inflections, which makes no two performances the same. It does have a few tricky passages, and uses altissiomo notes (above the 'natural' range of the...

    sax, i.e higher than top F#) in places. You are expected to improvise a section in the first movement. Currently on the ABRSM Diploma list. Great Fun, and a challenge!

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  • 5

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    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • March 09, 2007 Phil Woods

    An amazing piece of music written by a very talented man. Not too classical, not too jazzy, very very good piece of music. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are grade 8 distinction(or higher) standard as parts of it are quite challenging. Although it is a very good...

    piece of music, the original edition is better than this one. The sonata by Paul Creston is another very good piece, however if you want to play it with the piano your pianist will have to be very very good as it is very hard. Another good piece is Prelude, Cadence, Fianle by Desenclos.

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