HSC 2002 – Music 1

Core & Elective Performance

Exemplar Sample – Examiner’s Annotations

Title: Caravan
Composer: Duke Ellington
Instrument: Soprano saxophone

This is an energetic and exciting performance that is totally engaging and professional in every way. An excellent understanding of the candidate’s role in the ensemble is demonstrated. A high level of technical skill is communicated through subtle tonal control across registers, sophisticated phrase structures and improvised passages. This performance shows a thorough immersion in the style.