ABRSM Clarinet Grade 3 (2018-2021)

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

Grade 3 Scales and Sight-Reading
ABRSM Clarinet Scales & Arpeggios and Sight-Reading, Grades 1-5

Grade 3 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 3 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 3 (includes the Grade 3 Scales and Sight-Reading in addition to the pieces)
ABRSM Clarinet Exam Pieces Grade 3 (pieces only)

List A
1 M.-A. Charpentier Prelude (from Te Deum, H. 146), arr. Litten
2 Franck Panis angelicus (from Mass for Three Voices), arr. Bullard
3 RimskyKorsakov Theme from ‘The Young Prince and The Young Princess’ (3rd movt from Sheherazade, Op. 35), arr. Blackwell
4 Byrd Lord Willobies Welcome Home (from My Ladye Nevells Booke of Virginal Music), arr. Sparke Sounds Classical for Clarinet (Anglo Music)
5 Grieg Gratitude (from Lyric Pieces, Op. 62), arr. Sparke Sounds Classical for Clarinet (Anglo Music)
6 Handel Bourrée (from Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351), arr. Birtel Classical Music for Children for Clarinet (Schott)
7 MacDowell To a Wild Rose (No. 1 from Woodland Sketches, Op. 51), arr. Birtel or arr. Davies & Reade Classical Music for Children for Clarinet (Schott) or Classical Highlights for Clarinet (Schott) or First Book of Clarinet Solos (Faber: B♭ or C edition)
8 T. A. Arne When daisies pied, arr. Davies & Reade First Book of Clarinet Solos (Faber: B♭ or C edition)
9 E. Read Song Without Words First Repertoire Pieces for Clarinet (Boosey & Hawkes)
10 Schubert Who is Sylvia? (from Two Songs), trans. Wastall First Repertoire Pieces for Clarinet (Boosey & Hawkes)

List B
1 T. Baxter Early Bird
2 Both High School Dixie (USA) (from Dancing Clarinet)
3 E. Johnson Georgie
4 J. Collis Going Fishing (3rd movt from Tom Sawyer Suite) J. Collis: Tom Sawyer Suite (Boosey & Hawkes)
5 Colin Cowles A Rattle Snake Rag (from Amazing Animals for Clarinet)(Fentone, piano accompt)
6 Finzi Carol (No. 3 from Five Bagatelles) (Boosey & Hawkes)
7 Duncan Lamont Mr Benn (from Mr Benn for Clarinet) (Queen’s Temple Publications)
8 Andrew Lloyd Webber The Music of the Night (from Phantom of the Opera), arr. Lawrance Great Winners for Clarinet (Brass Wind, book only, book with CD, piano accomp. )
9 E. Pütz Blue Waltz, arr. Birtel Classical Highlights for Clarinet (Schott)
10 John Williams Hedwig’s Theme (from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone), arr. Galliford, Neuburg & Edmondson Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos for Clarinet (Alfred)

List C
1 C. Baermann Moderato in C (No. 9 from Vollständige Clarinett-Schule, Part 1, Op. 63)
2 R. Michael Smarty Artie
3 Trad. English Morris Tune, arr. Hannen
4 Demnitz Study in A minor or Study in G ( P. 13 No. 2 or P. 14 No. 3 from Elementary School for Clarinet (Peters)
5 Paul Harris Study in A minor No. 21 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (Faber)
6 Lazarus Study in G No. 23 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (Faber)
7 James Rae Swing Five or Late Train Blues (No. 21 or No. 24 from 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet)(Universal)
8 Philip Sparke Windmill Waltz (No. 31 from Skilful Studies for Clarinet) (Anglo Music)
9 Karen Street Yes, App-Arently Double Click!! for Solo Clarinet (Gumbles Publications)
10 Lynne Williams Jig (No. 22 from Thirty One Two Three Clarinet Studies) (Forton Music)

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