New Publications

Saxophone Quartets Book 3

Saxophone Quartets Book 3Eight pieces for four altos or three altos plus tenor

available from:
Astute Music

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Soundscapes10 advanced pieces for two equal saxophones

Grade 6+

available from:
Astute Music

Songs without Words

Songs without Words4 beautiful melodic pieces for Saxophone and Piano

available from:
Astute Music

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New Trio CD

the time is now

equivox trio - the time is now

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Henri Selmer Paris



Check out my YouTube channel for a whole series of new videos taken from some recent performances. There's a set of great videos from my gig at RNCM in June with Peter Lawson and Simone Rebello, playing some music from the new DUALITY CD with the duo and some trio music from THE TIME IS NOW CD, and a video of my concerto performance on the opening night of the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg in July.



Recorded in July 2014, my new CD DUALITY, with my long term pianist partner Peter Lawson Is now available. Order here: I am absolutely delighted with this new CD - as I say in the liner notes, the wonderful music on this recording really feels like my musical home - through-composed music, with some improvisation, written by composers from contemporary music and jazz worlds, all very honest, melodic, rhythmic, emotive music that really resonates with who I am as a musician - the duality of my saxophonic life, working as both a classical and jazz player, has allowed me to draw on influences from both worlds on this CD. The wonderful music from Tim Garland, Graham Fitkin, Barbara Thompson, Jason Rebello, Andy Scott (and myself), all musicians with whom I have performed and recorded with over the years, and who are all good friends, makes this feel like a very personal musical statement of who I am. There is a soundcloud sampler here, and there will be announcements shortly about where to order your copy. I'm working on some live dates for next year too, so watch this space.  

SOSPIRO RECORDS website is now LIVE - order my new CD GAMESHOW from here!!

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You can now order copies of my new Concertos CD GAMESHOW from the new SOSPIRO RECORDS  website Whilst the full website will be officially launched in the new year, with details of a host of new and exciting CD releases and archive material available, we wanted to get this webpage up and running so that you can now order physical copies, and both lossless and mp3 downloads of my new disc. Spread the word - the disc is getting some great reviews, and I hope you enjoy it!

PLAYING THE SAXOPHONE - NEW BOOK by Rob Buckland released!


5 years in the writing, developed over 15 years of teaching at the RNCM in Manchester, and over a quarter of a century working as a professional Saxophonist in a wide variety of settings, from Concerto and Recital soloist to member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet and my Equivox Trio, working with some of the UK's finest orchestras, playing with bands such as the Michael Nyman Band & SaxAssault and recording many film and TV soundtracks, this book has been designed for the serious Saxophonist, who wants to bring their playing to the very highest level.


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Here's a great review from the CASS magazine for my PLAYING THE SAXOPHONE. Thanks to everyone who's bought the book so far!


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My new book, PLAYING THE SAXOPHONE, selling well, and getting some lovely reviews. I've copied a few of them here: 


PLAYING THE SAXOPHONE: Selected reviews 2012/13


AltoStratus for Saxophone Ensemble Published

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My latest composition for Saxophone Ensemble, "AltoStratus" is now published and available as a download from: The RNCM Saxophone Orchestra performed this piece beautifully at the World Saxophone Congress in July, and I have had many requests for copies of the music, so here it is!  The is also a link to a soundcloud recording of the piece, as played by the RNCM Saxophone Orchestra on our recent demo CD. This piece was originally written for the Sospiro Saxophones (John Harle, Simon Haram and myself, with Organ accompaniment, and then expanded with the addition of a fourth part for Tim Garland).


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Recorded in January 2012, this new CD features the Apollo Saxophone Orchestra performing the wonderful music of Barbara Thompson. Sponsored by Yanagisawa, this CD captures some incredible performances of Barbara's diverse and engaging music. Released 16th July 2012 on Nimbus Alliance NI 6200. and available now from More information on Barbar's website:


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Earlier this year, I was invited to record Martin Ellerby's new Cinnamon Concerto for a disc on the Polyphonic label, and this exciting recording has just been released. The recording took place on a very hot late summer day in the RNCM's fabulous Concert Hall, and the college's Wind Orchestra played brilliantly on a very tight schedule - we had just 2 hours to record the whole piece - it certainly has a lot of energy!!!.

SCAREDY CAT - The Legend.....!

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"Scaredy Cat is the most coolest piece I have ever played...the guy who wrote it must be the most amazing dude ever!!" ( Alastair - yr9).

Scaredy Cat is one of my compositions for solo saxophone (and now clarinet and flute too) that features on the Grade 5 syllabus for a couple of exam boards.  Published in the Solo Saxophone Book ( it has unexpectedly proven to be one of my most popular pieces, and I am constantly getting emails from young players asking all about the Scaredy Cat - what it's name is, what colour it is, etc, as well as lovely comments about the piece.  The quote above was sent to me this week by one of my ex-students, who's Yr9 pupil came out with this quote in his lesson - kudos indeed! 

It was also played down the phone on the Simon Mayo Radio 2 drive time show on the clarinet a while back, and features in concerts and exams all over the place.  Scaredy Cat has become a legend thanks to all of you who bought it and play it!!!  Do email in with any more sightings of the Scaredy Cat, and I'll post them up here!!!