ABRSM Clarinet Grade 8 (2018-2021)

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

Grade 8 Scales
ABRSM Clarinet Scales Grades 6-8

Grade 8 Sight-reading
ABRSM Clarinet Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 6-8

Grade 8 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 8 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 8 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 6-8 (book and CD)

Grade 8 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

List A
1 Brahms Allegro appassionato (1st 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)
2 Brahms Allegro amabile (1st movt from Sonata in E♭, Op. 120 No. 2) Brahms: Sonatas, Op. 120 (Henle) or Brahms: Sonata in E♭, Op. 120 No. 2 (Wiener Urtext)
3 Cavallini Una lagrima sulla tomba dell’immortale Rossini observing printed cadenzas (Lazarus Edition)
4 Crusell Rondo: Allegretto (3rd movt from Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 5)(Universal)
5 della Giacoma Tosca Fantasia, Op. 171 (Musica Rara)
6 Krommer Allegro (1st movt from Concerto in E♭, Op. 36) (Kunzelmann or Bärenreiter Praha)
7 I. J. Pleyel Rondo: Allegro (3rd movt from Concerto in C), trans. Dobrée (Musica Rara)
8 Saint-Saëns Molto allegro (4th movt from Sonata in E♭, Op. 167) (Henle or Durand)
9 Schumann Lebhaft, leicht and Rasch und mit Feuer (Nos 2 and 3 from Fantasiestücke, Op. 73) (Peters or Henle: A/B♭ edition)
10 Weber Allegro or Rondo: Allegretto (1st or 3rd movt from Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73)(Henle or Boosey & Hawkes)

List B
1 M. Arnold Allegro con brio or Furioso (1st or 3rd movt from Sonatina, Op. 29) (Lengnick)
2 L. Bernstein Grazioso (1st movt from Sonata for Clarinet)(Boosey & Hawkes)
3 Dankworth Valse or Ballade (1st or 3rd movt from Suite for Emma) (Chester)
4 Grovlez Sarabande et Allegro, trans. Delécluse (Leduc)
5 Paul Harvey Hinsong (No. 3 from Three Harveynian Showpieces)(Reedimensions)
6 Joseph Horovitz Con brio (3rd movt from Sonatina for Clarinet) (Novello)
7 Poulenc Allegro tristamente (1st movt from Sonata for Clarinet)(Chester)
8 Reizenstein Allegro vivace (1st movt from Sonatina, Op. 48)(Boosey & Hawkes)
9 A. Ridout Concertino for Clarinet complete (Emerson)
10 Seiber Toccata (1st movt from Concertino for Clarinet) (Schott)

List C
1 Abreu Tico-tico no fubá, arr. Héau Abreu: Tico-tico no fubá for solo clarinet (Billaudot)
2 J. S. Bach Giga (from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004), trans. Giampieri No. 19 from Bach 21 Pieces for Clarinet (Ricordi)
3 C. Baermann Variations sentimentales No. 74 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 2 (Faber)
4 Lazarus Study in G minor No. 80 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 2 (Faber)
5 P.-M. Dubois Allegro brillante (1st movt from Sonata Brève)(Leduc)
6 Chris Gumbley Streaming Hot! Double Click!! for Solo Clarinet (Gumbles Publications)
7 Paul Harris Allegro agitato (1st movt from Sonata da Camera for solo clarinet) (Queen’s Temple Publications)
8 Paul Harvey I Got Rhythm (No. 1 from Three Etudes on Themes of Gershwin for Solo Clarinet) (Emerson)
9 Stravinsky Nos 1 and 3 (from Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo) B♭ or A clarinet may be used (Chester)
10 Uhl Study No. 12 or Study No. 21 (from 48 Studies for Clarinet, Book 1) Uhl: 48 Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (Schott)

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