ABRSM Descant Recorder Grade 2, 2018 – 2021

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

Grade 2 Scales
ABRSM Scales and Arpeggios for Descant Recorder, Grades 1-5

Grade 2 Sight Reading
ABRSM specimen sight reading tests, Grades 1-5

Grade 2 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 2 Pieces
THREE PIECES: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three lists

LIST A
1 Dowland The King of Denmark’s Galliard, arr. Yat-Soon, Renaissance Recorder Anthology for Soprano (Descant) Recorder, Vol. 1 (Schott)
2 Susato Bergerette, arr. Yat-Soon, Renaissance Recorder Anthology for Soprano (Descant) Recorder, Vol. 1 (Schott)
3 Holborne The Night Watch or The Honie-suckle, arr. Rosenberg, First Repertoire Pieces for Recorder (Descant/Soprano) (Boosey & Hawkes)
4 M. Marais March pour les matelots, Vaudeville & Menuet (Schott)
5 North North’s Maggot, arr. Bowman, Baroque Recorder Anthology for Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (Schott)
6 Playford The British Toper (from The Dancing Master), arr. Bowman, Baroque Recorder Anthology for Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (Schott)
7 M. Praetorius Volte (from Terpsichore), arr. Bullard, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
8 Trad. Provençal Marcho di Rei, arr. Bullard, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
9 Telemann Andante (from Partita No. 1), arr. Bergmann, First Repertoire for Descant Recorder (Faber)
10 Telemann Pastourelle, arr. Bergmann, First Repertoire for Descant Recorder (Faber)

LIST B
1 Anon., arr. Copland Simple Gifts (from Old American Songs 1), arr. Bennetts & Bowman, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
2 Humperdinck Evening Prayer (from Hänsel und Gretel), arr. Bullard, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
3 Keith Amos The Darting Kingfisher (No. 4 from The First Amos Recorder Album) (CMA Publications)
4 Burt Bacharach Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), arr. Lawrance, Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder (Brass Wind, book only, book with CDPiano accompaniment)
5 Schubert Briar-Rose (Heidenröslein), arr. Lawrance, Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder (Brass Wind, book only, book with CDPiano accompaniment )
6 S. Binnington Light Rock, Mega Fun Recorder (Spartan Press)
7 Bonsor Caribbean or The Merry-Go-Round, The Really Easy Recorder Book (Faber)
8 Alan Haughton Groovy Baby (from Fun Club for Descant Recorder, Grade 2–3) : (Kevin Mayhew – Student CopyPiano accompaniment)
9 Trad. Hungarian Rábaközi táncnóták, arr. Daróci Bárdos A banyának három lába (Hungarian Folk Song Arrangements) (Editio Musica Budapest)
10 Pam Wedgwood Cat Walk (from Easy Jazzin’ About for Descant Recorder) (Faber)

LIST C
1 Sally Adams Allegro vivo No. 17 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder (Faber)
2 E. Widmann Rosina (Allemande) No. 11 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder (Faber)
3 Kathryn Bennetts Pip’s Pedal, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
4 Elizabeth Cooper Dumdiddle Drakes or Diddledum Ducks (No. 4 or No. 5 from The Woodpecker and Friends) unaccompanied (Kirklees Music)
5 van Eyck Al hebben de Princen haren (from Der Fluyten Lust-hof) Theme and Modo 2 (Var. 1) van Eyck: Der Fluyten Lust-hof: The Beginners’ Collection (XYZ) or No. 19 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder (Faber)
6 Handel Impertinence, arr. Puscoiu, Classical Repertoire for Recorder (Mel Bay)
7 Purcel Martial Air, arr. Puscoiu, Classical Repertoire for Recorder (Mel Bay)
8 Keuning Study in G (No. 30 from 30 Simple Studies)(Harmonia)
9 Trad. American Buffalo Girls, arr. Lawrance, Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder (Brass Wind, book only, book with CDPiano accompaniment)
10 Sarah Watts Study in Blue (from Fresh Air for Descant Recorder) (Kevin Mayhew)

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