ABRSM Clarinet Grade 4 (2018-2021)

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

Grade 4 Scales and Sight-Reading
ABRSM Clarinet Scales & Arpeggios and Sight-Reading, Grades 1-5

Grade 4 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 4-5 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 4-5 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 4-5 (book and CD)

Grade 4 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 4 (includes the Grade 4 Scales and Sight-Reading in addition to the pieces)
ABRSM Clarinet Exam Pieces Grade 4 (pieces only)

List A

1 Bizet Avec la garde montante (from Carmen), arr. Bullard
2 Gade Fantasy Piece (No. 1 from Fantasiestücke,Op. 43) grace notes optional
3 Trad. Klezmer Choson Kale Mazel Tov, arr. Gellnick
4 Bizet Chanson bohème (from Carmen), arr. Lawrance Great Winners for Clarinet (book only, book with CD, piano accomp. )
5 Dvořák Humoresque, Op. 101 No. 7, arr. Birtel Classical Music for Children for Clarinet (Schott)
6 Mendelssohn Song Without Words, Op. 67 No. 2, arr. King & Frank Mendelssohn for the Clarinet (ABRSM)
7 Mozart Voi che sapete (from The Marriage of Figaro), arr. Benoy & Bryce Mozart Two Arias (OUP)
8 Purcell Rondeau, arr. Richardson First Book of Clarinet Solos (Faber)
9 Reger Romance, trans. Wastall First Repertoire Pieces for Clarinet (Boosey & Hawkes)
10 Schumann Träumerei, Op. 15 No. 7, arr. Birtel Classical Highlights for Clarinet (Schott)

List B

1 Duncan Lamont The Wizard (from Mr Benn for Clarinet)
2 J. Collis School’s Out! (1st movt from Tom Sawyer Suite)
3 Christopher Norton Cooling Breeze
4 Colin Cowles The Fiery Frog Hopper’s Hop (from Amazing Animals for Clarinet)(Fentone, piano accompt)
5 Fields & McHugh On the Sunny Side of the Street, arr. Iveson observing lower line in bb. 35–40 Let’s Face the Music for Clarinet (Brass Wind)
6 Paul Harris Andante pacifico con rubato (3rd movt from Sonatina for Clarinet)(Fentone)
7 Joplin Maple Leaf Rag, arr. Lawrance Great Winners for Clarinet (book only, book with CD, piano accomp. )
8 John Williams Raiders March (from Raiders of the Lost Ark), arr. Lawrance or arr. Galliford, Neuburg & Edmondson Great Winners for Clarinet (book only, book with CD, piano accomp. ) or Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos for Clarinet (Alfred)
9 Bryan Kelly Aries (No. 1 from Zodiac, Set 1) (Weinberger)
10 Vinter First Song (from Song and Dance) First Repertoire Pieces for Clarinet (Boosey & Hawkes)

List C

1 Howard Goodall Dog, Bone, Mayhem stamping optional
2 Mark Nightingale Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Pike? (No. 3 from Fishy Scaley Studies)
3 F. L. Schubert Andantino in A minor (No. 63 from Kleine theoretisch-praktische Clarinettenschule)
4 Demnitz Study in D ( P. 15 No. 5 from Elementary School for Clarinet)(Peters)
5 Langey Study in B minor No. 33 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (Faber)
6 Nilia Velázquez Study in G minor No. 38 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (Faber)
7 Roger Purcell Come What May (No. 26 from Scaling the Heights)(Astute Music)
8 James Rae Exhibit A (No. 23 from 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet)(Universal)
9 James Rae Save As… or Polka Dotcom Double Click!! for Solo Clarinet (Gumbles Publications)
10 Philip Sparke Ursa Major or Hungarian Dance (No. 37 or No. 38 from Skilful Studies for Clarinet (Anglo Music)

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