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Performer Guides: Saxophone

Use this guide to find resources for music performance, including LC call number browsing ranges for repertoire, books, and journals..

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Finding Repertoire:

If you're looking for new repertoire to perform, it is often helpful to browse the Music Library's scores. The following call number ranges are for saxophone music; individual works within these numbers are arranged alphabetically by composer or arranger:

M105-M109, Saxophone alone
M268-M269, Saxophone and piano
M1034 .S4, Saxophone with orchestra (full score)
M1035.S4, Saxophone with orchestra (piano reduction)
M1134.S4, Saxophone with string orchestra (full score)
M1134.S4, Saxophone with string orchestra (piano reduction)
M1205-M1206, Solo instrument with band

Saxophone Music Bibliographies:

Bibliographies compile lists of materials by topic. The Music Library owns several bibliographies of saxophone music that can help you to find repertoire by composer, difficulty level, etc.

Books on the Saxophone:

In addition to the titles listed below, you can browse for books about the saxophone in the following call number ranges:

ML 419, Biographies of instrumentalists
ML975-ML978, General: History and Construction; Music and playing

Looking for Something Specific? Search the Library Catalog:

Excerpts, Etudes, and Method Books:

Excerpts and instructional materials are classified in the MT range and housed in the same location as books about music (MLs):

MT500, General works

  • Example: Tracy Lee Heavner, Saxophone Secrets: 60 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Saxophonist (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013), call no. MT500 H43 2013.

MT502, Systems and methods

  • Example: Himie Voxman, Rubank Advanced Method: Saxophone (Chicago: H. Leonard, [1995]) call no. MT502 .V69 R8 1995 v.1-2.

​MT505, Studies and exercises

  • Example: Eugene Bozza, Douze etudes-caprices for saxophone, op. 60 (Paris: Alphonse Leduc, [1944]), call no. MT505 .B66 op.60.

MT506, Orchestral studies (excerpts)

  • Example: Bruce Ronkin and Robert Frascotti, compilers, The Orchestral Saxophonist (Cherry Hill, NJ: Roncorp, 1978), call no. MT506 .065 R6 v.1-2.