ABRSM Clarinet Grade 2 (2018-2021)

ABRSM LogoPlease use the links below to find the titles recommended in the ABRSM Exam Syllabus:

Grade 2 Scales and Sight-Reading
ABRSM Clarinet Scales & Arpeggios and Sight-Reading, Grades 1-5

Grade 2 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 1-3 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 1-3 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 1-3 (book and CD)

Grade 2 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. Please note that the first three pieces in each list are found in the ABRSM Clarinet Exam Pieces books:

ABRSM Clarinet Exam Pack Grade 2 (includes the Grade 2 Scales and Sight-Reading in addition to the pieces)
ABRSM Clarinet Exam Pieces Grade 2 (pieces only)

List A

1 Mozart Allegro, K. 3, arr. Blackwell
2 Schubert The Trout, arr. Litten
3 Trad. Cornish I Love My Love, arr. Bullard
4 Anon. Mr Scoolding’s Minuet, arr. Sparke Sounds Classical for Clarinet (Anglo Music)
5 Beethoven German Dance (No. 6 from 12 German Dances, WoO 13), arr. Birtel grace notes optional Classical Music for Children for Clarinet (Schott)
6 Diabelli Scherzo, arr. Davies & Reade First Book of Clarinet Solos (Faber: B♭ or C edition)
7 Elgar Song of Liberty (from Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4), arr. Denley Time Pieces for Clarinet, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
8 Saint-Saëns The Elephant (from The Carnival of the Animals), arr. Lawrance Winners Galore for Clarinet (Brass Wind, piano accompt)
9 Trad. Welsh The Ash Grove, arr. Lawrance Winners Galore for Clarinet (Brass Wind, piano accompt.)
10 Trad. American Shaker Melody (arr.) Grade by Grade, Clarinet Grade 2 (Boosey & Hawkes)

List B

1 Bart Oom-Pah-Pah (from Oliver!), arr. Blackwell
2 Mike Cornick Definitely! (No. 2 from November Blues)
3 Paul Harris Getting to the Front of the Queue
4 Phil Coulter & Bill Martin Puppet on a String, arr. Lawrance Winners Galore for Clarinet (Brass Wind, piano accompt)
5 Hanna, Barbera & Curtin Flintstones Theme, arr. Lawrance Winners Galore for Clarinet (Brass Wind, piano accompt)
6 Colin Cowles A Succulent Snail Sings Before Supper (from Amazing Animals for Clarinet)(Fentone, piano accompt.)
7 Hywel Davies Song Grade by Grade, Clarinet Grade 2 (Boosey & Hawkes)
8 S. Foster Serenade: Beautiful Dreamer, arr. Davies & Reade observing repeat First Book of Clarinet Solos (Faber: B♭ or C edition)
9 Gershwin Bidin’ My Time, arr. Ledbury All Jazzed Up for Clarinet (Brass Wind)
10 Kabalevsky An Old Dance (No. 7 from 30 Children’s Pieces, Op. 27), arr. Denley observing mordents Time Pieces for Clarinet, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)

List C
1 Demnitz Tenuto Study No. 9 in G (from Elementary School for Clarinet)
2 Colin Radford Castle Waltz (No. 8 from 21st-Century Clarinet Studies)
3 James Rae Continental Breakfast
4 Ned Bennett Dougal and the Blue Cat (from Jazz Club Clarinet, Grades 1–2) (IMP)
5 Demnitz Study in F (P. 8 No. 2 from Elementary School for Clarinet) (Peters) or No. 16 from 80 Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (Faber)
6 Langey Study in G No. 14 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (Faber)
7 James Rae Pieces of Eight or Rock Summit (No. 16 or No. 19 from 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet) Universal)
8 Philip Sparke Tom’s Tune or Shalom! (No. 13 or No. 14 from Skilful Studies for Clarinet) (Anglo Music)
9 Karen Street Backspace Odyssey Double Click!! for Solo Clarinet (Gumbles Publications)
10 Martin Yates Helmsdale Gig (No. 25 from uTunes) (Warwick Music)

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