ABRSM Clarinet Grade 5 (2018-2021)

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

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

Grade 5 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 5 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 5 (includes the Grade 5 Scales and Sight-Reading in addition to the pieces)
ABRSM Clarinet Exam Pieces Grade 5 (pieces only)

List A
1 attrib.J. A. Hasse Tambourin (from Piramo e Tisbe), arr. Jones
2 C. Nielsen Fantasy Piece, FS 3h, CNW 66 observing printed cadenza
3 Weber Theme and Variation 1 (from Variations on a Theme from Silvana, Op. 33)
4 J. S. Bach Air (from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068), arr. Birtel Classical Highlights for Clarinet (Schott)
5 C. Baermann Romanze C. Baermann: Romanze for Clarinet (Schott)
6 Bizet Entr’acte (from Carmen), arr. Schmidt Solos for Clarinet (Carl Fischer)
7 Brahms Allegretto grazioso (3rd movt from Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1) Brahms: Sonatas, Op. 120 (Henle) or Brahms: Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1 (Wiener Urtext)
8 Delibes Andante quasi allegretto French Clarinet Encores, Book 2 (Pan Educational Music)
9 Lefèvre Allegro (3rd movt from Sonata No. 2 in G minor) First Repertoire Pieces for Clarinet (Boosey & Hawkes)
10 Mendelssohn Spring Song, Op. 62 No. 6, arr. King & Frank Mendelssohn for the Clarinet (ABRSM)

List B
1 Mike Cornick Talkin’ the Talk
2 Paul Harvey Miltonality
3 Mandel & Webster The Shadow of Your Smile, arr. Ledbury
4 M. Arnold Andantino (2nd movt from Sonatina, Op. 29) M. Arnold: Sonatina, Op. 29 (Lengnick)
5 Duke Ellington In a Sentimental Mood, arr. Wastall Grade by Grade, Clarinet Grade 5 (Boosey & Hawkes)
6 Finzi Forlana (No. 4 from Five Bagatelles), (Boosey & Hawkes) or Grade by Grade, Clarinet Grade 5 (Boosey & Hawkes)
7 Paul Harris Allegro vigoroso (4th movt from Sonatina for Clarinet)(Fentone)
8 Nigel Hess Theme from Ladies in Lavender for Clarinet (Faber)
9 Mack & Johnson Charleston, arr. Iveson observing lower line in bb. 37–52 Let’s Face the Music for Clarinet (Brass Wind)
10 Bryan Kelly Gemini (No. 2 from Zodiac, Set 1) (Weinberger)

List C
1 Chris Allen Study in D (No. 33 from Progressive Studies for Clarinet, Book 1)
2 John Sands Easy Come, Easy Go (No. 3 from 21 Jazz Clarinet Études)
3 Wiedemann Czárdás (No. 36 from Praktische und theoretische Studien für Klarinette)
4 Demnitz Study in B♭ (P. 21 No. 15 from Elementary School for Clarinet) (Peters)
5 Chris Gumbley Just Browsing Double Click!! for Solo Clarinet (Gumbles Publications)
6 István Kleiper Ukrainian Dance observing repeat No. 46 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (Faber)
7 C. Rose Study in C minor No. 45 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (Faber)
8 Roger Purcell Organised Chaos or On the Move (No. 30 or No. 42 from Scaling the Heights)(Astute Music)
9 James Rae Breakaway (No. 31 from 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet)(Universal)
10 Philip Sparke Party Piece (No. 40 from Skilful Studies for Clarinet) (Anglo Music)

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