ABRSM Descant Recorder Grade 1, 2018 – 2021

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

Grade 1 Scales
ABRSM Scales and Arpeggios for Descant Recorder, Grades 1-5

Grade 1 Sight Reading
ABRSM specimen sight reading tests, Grades 1-5

Grade 1 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 1 Pieces
THREE PIECES: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three lists

LIST A
1 Anon. La chasse galante, arr. Le Clerc, Vaudeville & Menuet (Schott)
2 Daquin Rigaudon, arr. Bowman, Baroque Recorder Anthology for Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (Schott)
3 Handel Menuett, arr. Bowman, Baroque Recorder Anthology for Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (Schott)
4 Galilei Saltarello, arr. Yat-Soon, Renaissance Recorder Anthology for Soprano (Descant) Recorder, Vol. 1 (Schott)
5 Handel Gavotte, arr. Adams, First Repertoire for Descant Recorder (Faber)
6 T. Morley Now is the month of Maying, arr. Bennetts & Bowman, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
7 Purcell Fairest Isle (from King Arthur), arr. Bennetts & Bowman, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
8 Trad. English Spanish Ladies, arr. Bullard, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
9 Trad. American Amazing Grace, arr. Haughton, Don’t You Just Love These Tunes for Descant Recorder (Kevin Mayhew)
10 Trad. Irish Cockles and Mussels, arr. Haughton, Don’t You Just Love These Tunes for Descant Recorder (Kevin Mayhew)

LIST B
1 S. Binnington Strolling, Mega Fun Recorder (Spartan Press)
2 Bonsor Scherzino or Legend, The Really Easy Recorder Book (Faber)
3 Curtin, Barbera & Hanna Theme from The Flintstones, arr. Haughton, Don’t You Just Love These Tunes for Descant Recorder (Kevin Mayhew)
4 Gilkyson The Bare Necessities (from The Jungle Book), arr. Lawrance, Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder (Brass Wind, book only, book with CDPiano accompaniment)
5 Alan Haughton The Race (from Fun Club for Descant Recorder, Grade 0–1), (Kevin Mayhew – Student CopyPiano accompaniment)
6 Rendall & Thomas Birdie Song, arr. Lawrance, Winners Galore for Descant Recorder (Brass Wind, recorder part – Piano accompaniment)
7 Trad. English Drunken Sailor, arr. Lawrance, Winners Galore for Descant Recorder (Brass Wind, recorder part – Piano accompaniment)
8 Schumann Soldiers’ March (No. 2 from Album for the Young, Op. 68), arr. Bennetts & Bowman, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
9 Sarah Watts Humdinger Hoedown (from Fresh Air for Descant Recorder), (Kevin Mayhew)
10 Pam Wedgwood Periwinkle Waltz or Dreaming (from Really Easy Jazzin’ About for Descant Recorder), (Faber)

LIST C
1 Sally Adams Hot Coffee at the Silver Spoon Corral, First Repertoire for Descant Recorder (Faber)
2 Kathryn Bennetts Spring Song, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
3 van Eyck Silvester inde Morgenstont or Onder de Linde groene (from Der Fluyten Lust-hof) themes only, van Eyck: Der Fluyten Lust-hof: The Beginners’ Collection (XYZ)
4 Paul Harris King Richard, his Delight, No. 1 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder (Faber)
5 Trad. Gathering Peascods, arr. Adams & Harris, No. 5 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder (Faber)
6 Keuning Study in A minor (No. 21 from 30 Simple Studies), Keuning: 30 Simple Studies (Harmonia)
7 Mozart Air, arr. Puscoiu, Classical Repertoire for Recorder (Mel Bay)
8 Trad. Australian Waltzing Matilda, arr. Lawrance, Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder (Brass Wind, book only, book with CDPiano accompaniment)
9 Trad. Welsh Men of Harlech, arr. Lawrance, Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder (Brass Wind, book only, book with CDPiano accompaniment)
10 Sarah Watts Study in Green (from Fresh Air for Descant Recorder), Sarah Watts: Fresh Air for Descant Recorder (Kevin Mayhew)

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