ABRSM Descant Recorder Grade 5, 2018 – 2021

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

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

Grade 5 Sight Reading
ABRSM specimen sight reading tests, 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
THREE PIECES: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three lists

LIST A
1 J. S. Bach Bourée 1 and Bourée 2 (from Suite No. 2, BWV 1067), arr. Robinson DC Bourée 1 J. S. Bach: Suite No. 2: The Seven Dances of BWV 1067 for Descant Recorder (Peacock Press)
2 BigagliaAndante and Presto (3rd and 4th movts from Sonata in G, Op. 1 No. 2) Bigaglia: 12 Sonatas, Op. 1, Nos 1–4 (Amadeus)
3 Caix d’Hervelois Tambourin 1 and Tambourin 2 (4th and 5th movts from Suite in C, Op. 6 No. 4) DC Tambourin 1 Caix d’Hervelois: Suite in C, Op. 6 No. 4 (Moeck)
4 Corelli Vivace and Allegro (from Concerto grosso, ‘Christmas Concerto’, Op. 6 No. 8), arr. Bennetts & Bowman Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
5 Earl of Kelly Largo Thistle & Minuet (Schott)
6 Handel Air and Variations 1–3, arr. Wilson & Jones observing repeats Handel: The Harmonious Blacksmith Variations (Schott) or Concert Collection for Descant Recorder (Schott)
7 Mondonville Airs 1 and 2 Vaudeville & Menuet (Schott)
8 J. Reid Moderato and Giga: Allegro (3rd and 4th movts from Solo No. 2 in G) J. Reid: Three Solos for Descant Recorder (Boosey & Hawkes)
9 Giuseppe Sammartini Allegro assai (2nd movt from Sonata in G, Op. 2 No. 1) Giuseppe Sammartini: Two Sonatas for Descant Recorder (Amadeus)
10 Telemann Aria 3 and Aria 6 (4th and 7th movts from Partita No. 4 in G minor, TWV 41:g2) Telemann: Die kleine Kammermusik: 6 Partiten (Amadeus or Bärenreiter)

LIST B
1 Bonsor Nice ’n’ Easy (No. 2 from Jazzy Recorder 2)(Universal)
2 Alan Bullard By River… (No. 2 from Three Diversions)(Forsyth)
3 Chopin Mazurka, Op. 30 No. 1, arr. Bullard Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
4 Debussy The Little Shepherd (from Children’s Corner), arr. Bennetts & Bowman Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
5 Golland Ragtime (No. 1 from New World Dances, Op. 62) observing 1st repeat (Forsyth)
6 Peter Hope Fairly Shot of Her (No. 3 from Geordie Tunes)(Forsyth)
7 Joplin Elite Syncopations, arr. Robinson Joplin: Rags, Book 1 for Descant Recorder (Peacock Press)
8 Philip Lane Courtly Dance (No. 2 from Suite ancienne) (Forsyth)
9 Jayson Mackie Wallaby Hop (No. 1 from Around the World with my Recorder) (Peacock Press)
10 Russell-Smith A Little Latin or Blue for a Girl (No. 4 or No. 5 from Jazzy Recorder 1) Russell-Smith: Jazzy Recorder 1 (Universal)

LIST C
1 Blatt Allegro No. 42 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder (Faber)
2 Boismortier Rondeau No. 40 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder (Faber)
3 Paul Harris Oswald’s Frolick No. 44 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder (Faber)
4 Peter Bowman Dance of the Raindrops Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
5 Joannes Collette Leggiero (No. 8 from 12 Melodious Exercises) (Universal)
6 van Eyck De France Courant (from Der Fluyten Lust-hof) complete: The Beginners’ Collection (XYZ)
7 Keuning Study in C (No. 4 from 10 Difficult Studies) (Harmonia)
8 Hans-Martin Linde A Kind of March and Unfamiliar Paths (Nos 8 and 9 from 14 Miniatures) (Schott)
9 Matthysz Tweede Nachteghaeltje (from Der Gooden Fluyt-Hemel) complete: Solos from Der Gooden Fluyt-Hemel (Schott)
10 Jan Nykl Study in C minor (No. 21 from 35 Studies)(Bärenreiter Praha)

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