The title Perfection Studies refers to the pursuit of playing the saxophone perfectly. Therefore, this book is meant for saxophonists who have already reached a fairly advanced standard. The pieces have been written especially for this book by top composers from all over the world including Jan Vander Roost, Jacob de Haan, Martin Ellerby and Otto M. Schwarz. Nearly all aspects of saxophone playing are addressed, including melodic interpretation, tone quality, dynamics and vibrato. The rich range of colours and the melodic character of the studies also make them very suitable for playing at exams or recitals. A demo CD is included with performances by Nobuya Sugawa to give you an idea of how the studies should be played.
Reflection Crepin, Alain
Baroque Sequence Ellerby, Martin
Dig this! Moren, Bertrand
Timeless song Schoonenbeek, Kees
Valse Musette Van der Roost, Jan
Two faces Moren, Bertrand
Quelque chose de Haan, Jacob
Noche de brujas Ferran, Ferrer
Funky Paris de Haan, Jacob
Valse del pájaro loco Ferran, Ferrer
Strightahead Doss, Thomas
Saxology Schwarz, Otto M.
Proclamation Vizzutti, Allen
Contradiction Crepin, Alain