ABRSM Descant Recorder Grade 3, 2018 – 2021

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

Grade 3 Scales
ABRSM Scales and Arpeggios for Descant Recorder, Grades 1-5

Grade 3 Sight Reading
ABRSM specimen sight reading tests, Grades 1-5

Grade 3 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 4-5 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 1-3 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 1-3 (book and CD)

Grade 3 Pieces
THREE PIECES: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three lists

LIST A
1 Anon. Le Menuet à 4–6 coupé or La chapelière, arr. Le Clerc, Vaudeville & Menuet (Schott)
2 Anon. English Watkins Ale, arr. Hechler, Spielbuch for Descant Recorder (Moeck)
3 Handel Menuett, arr. Hechler, Spielbuch for Descant Recorder (Moeck)
4 Beethoven Maigesang, Op. 52 No. 4, arr. Bullard, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
5 Susato Basse danse bergeret (from Musyck Boexken), arr. Bullard, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
6 Gluck Aria (from Orfeo ed Euridice), arr. Lawrance, Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder (Brass Wind, book only, book with CDPiano accompaniment )
7 Gossec Tambourin, arr. Griffiths, World Famous Classics for Recorder (Fentone, piano accompaniment )
8 Haydn Pastorale (1st movt from Partie), arr. Bergmann, First Repertoire for Descant Recorder (Faber)
9 Purcell Rondo (from The Fairy Queen, Z. 629), arr. Beechey or arr. Kostujak, Purcell A Second Set of Theatre Tunes or Baroque Recorder Anthology for Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2 (Schott)
10 Telemann Allegro, arr. Kostujak, Baroque Recorder Anthology for Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2 (Schott)

LIST B
1 Keith Amos May Dawn (No. 6 from The First Amos Recorder Album) (CMA Publications)
2 Howard Blake Walking in the Air (from The Snowman), arr. Lawrance, Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder (Brass Wind, book only, book with CDPiano accompaniment)
3 Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy (from The Nutcracker), arr. Lawrance, Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder (Brass Wind, book only, book with CDPiano accompaniment)
4 Paolo Conte At Sunset, arr. Adams, First Repertoire for Descant Recorder (Faber)
5 Alan Haughton Celtic Dance or Seven Seas Hornpipe (from Fun Club for Descant Recorder, Grade 2–3) : (Kevin Mayhew – Student CopyPiano accompaniment)
6 Hindemith March (from Let’s Build a Town), arr. Bennetts & Bowman, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
7 Prokofiev March (No. 10 from Musiques d’enfants, Op. 65), arr. Bennetts & Bowman, Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
8 Russell-Smith Warm and Cosy or Lumpy Custard Blues (from Easy Blue Recorder) (Universal)
9 Trad. Irish When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, arr. Campbell, Celtic Folk Songs for All Ages for Soprano Recorder (Curnow Music)
10 Trad. Newfoundland Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor, arr. Curnow Celtic Folk Songs for All Ages for Soprano Recorder (Curnow Music)

LIST C
1 Peter Bowman Winter Solstice Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
2 Elizabeth Cooper Cheeky Sparrow (No. 8 from The Woodpecker and Friends, unaccompanied (Kirklees Music)
3 van Eyck Janneman en Alemoer (from Der Fluyten Lust-hof) complete: The Beginners’ Collection (XYZ)
4 Hinke Allegro marciale No. 24 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder (Faber)
5 Playford ‘Twas within a Furlong of Edinburgh Town No. 23 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder (Faber)
6 de Lavigne Allegro giocoso (from Sonata ‘La Persane’), arr. Puscoiu Classical Repertoire for Recorder (Mel Bay)
7 Mozart Minuet (from Eine kleine Nachtmusik), arr. Puscoiu P. 83 from Classical Repertoire for Recorder (Mel Bay)
8 Jan Nykl Study in C (No. 6 from 35 Studies) (Bärenreiter Praha)
9 Trad. Irish Molly on the Shore, arr. Bowman Irish Folk Tunes for Descant Recorder (Schott)
10 Sarah Watts Study in Orange or Study in Pink (from Fresh Air for Descant Recorder) (Kevin Mayhew)

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