ABRSM Double Bass Grade 2 (2016-2019)

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

Grade 2 Scales
ABRSM Double Bass Scales Grades 1-5

Grade 2 Sight-reading
ABRSM Double Bass Specimen Sight-Reading, 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
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

LIST A
1 attrib. J. S. Bach Musette (BWV Anh. II 126). P. 9 from The Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook for Double Bass, arr.Elliott (Bartholomew, piano accomp.)
2 Petzold Minuet in D (BWV Anh. II 114). P. 3 from The Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook for Double Bass, arr.Elliott (Bartholomew, piano accomp.)
3 Boccherini Minuetto (from String Quartet, Op. 24 No. 4). Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, arr. Slatford (ABRSM)
4 Handel Gavotte, arr. Elliott (upper line). P. 10 from The Essential String Method, Double Bass Book 4 (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.)
5 Trad. English Greensleeves, arr. Elliott. P. 26 from The Essential String Method, Double Bass Book 4 (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.)
6 Mozart Passe-pied (observing repeats). No. 9 from La Contrebasse Classique, Vol. A, arr. Dehant (Combre)

LIST B
1 Beethoven Andante cantabile, from String Quartet, Op.18 No.5, Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, arr. Slatford (ABRSM)
2 Michael Rose Ballad I, Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, arr. Slatford (ABRSM)
3 Rodgers & Hammerstein Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music, arr. Lillywhite et al. No. 50 from Abracadabra Double Bass, Book 1 (Collins Music piano accompt.)
4 Schubert Two German Dances, arr. Nelson (omitting DC). P. 23 from The Essential String Method, Double Bass Book 4 (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.)
5 Schumann The Merry Peasant (The Happy Farmer), arr. Elliott, from The Essential String Method, Double Bass Book 4 (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.)or No. 7 from Suzuki Bass School, Vol. 2, Revised Edition (Alfred , piano accomp.)
6 Weber Ecossaise (upper line, observing repeats). P. 7 from Technitunes for Double Bass, arr. Nelson and Elliott (Boosey & Hawkes: piano accomp.)

LIST C
1 Arlen & Harburg We’re off to see the Wizard, from The Wizard of Oz, arr. Lillywhite et al. No. 70 from Abracadabra Double Bass, Book 1 (Collins Music piano accompt.)    (Accompanied)
2 Christopher Field Ladye Broomleigh Her Pavane. No. 45 from Yorke Studies for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (Yorke)    (Solo)
3 Trad. Scottish Ye Banks and Braes, arr. Slatford. No. 73 from Yorke Studies for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (Yorke)    (Solo)
4 Herz Galoppe Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, arr. Slatford (ABRSM)    (Accompanied)
5 Giles Swayne Lazybones Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, arr. Slatford (ABRSM)    (Accompanied)
6 Regner Maitanz: No. 2 from Kontra-Spass (Schott)    (Accompanied)
7 Trad. March of the Kings, arr. Elliott. P. 25 from The Essential String Method, Double Bass Book 4 (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.)    (Solo or Accompanied)

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