ABRSM Double Bass Grade 3 (2016-2019)

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

Grade 3 Scales
ABRSM Double Bass Scales Grades 1-5

Grade 3 Sight-reading
ABRSM Double Bass Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 1-5

Grade 3 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 3 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

LIST A
1 Azaïs Menuet. No. 22 from La Contrebasse Classique, Vol. A, arr. Dehant (Combre)
2 attrib. J. S. Bach First Minuet in D minor (BWV Anh. II 121) (observing 1st repeat). P. 9 from The Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook for Double Bass, arr. Elliott (Bartholomew, piano accomp.)
3 L. Couperin Menuet de Poitou (omitting DC) arr. Slatford, Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, (ABRSM)
4 Lully Air and Chaconne (from Le bourgeois gentilhomme) arr. Slatford Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, (ABRSM)
5 Gerhard Deutschmann Menuett and Trio. No. 9 from Yorke Solos for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (Yorke, piano accompt)
6 Mozart Allegro (K. 3). No. 2 from Subterranean Solos, arr. Hartley (Bartholomew, piano accompt)

LIST B
1 Grieg Norwegian Dance (Op. 35). No. 5 from Subterranean Solos, arr. Hartley (Bartholomew, piano accompt)
2 Gurlitt Voyage de nuit. No. 20 from La Contrebasse Classique, Vol. A, arr. Dehant (Combre)
3 Sheila Joynes The Old Sea Dog. No. 52 from Bass is Best! Yorke Mini-Bass Book 2, arr. Emery and Barratt (Yorke)
4 John Merle Mummers (Danse grotesque). Festival Performance Solos – String Bass (Carl Fischer, piano accompt.)
5 Schumann Melody (from Op. 68). Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, arr. Slatford (ABRSM)
6 Verdi Grand March (from Aïda). Amazing Solos for Double Bass, arr. Schofield (Boosey & Hawkes)

LIST C
1 Aprile Solfeggio No. 3 (upper part) (ornaments optional). arr. Slatford, Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 1, (ABRSM) (? with the published piano (not double bass) accomp.)    (Accompanied)
2 Frederick Boaden Prelude: 1st movt from Petite Suite (Yorke )    (Solo)
3 Teppo Hauta-aho Scott: 3rd movt from Jazz Sonatine [No. 1]. No. 1 from Hauta-aho: Pizzicato Pieces, Book 1 (Recital Music)    (Solo)
4 Mozart, trans. Hindemith O Iso ed Osiro. Hindemith: Stücke für Kontrabass solo (Schott)    (Accompanied)
5 Tony Osborne Bassa Nova (pizz or arco or combination): No. 3 from Junior Jazz Book 1 (Recital Music)    (Accompanied)
6 Michael Rose Jumbo Rag: from A Sketchbook for Double Bass (ABRSM)    (Accompanied)
7 David Tutt Spanish Dance. No. 8 from Bass is Best! Yorke Mini-Bass Book 2, arr. Emery and Barratt (Yorke)    (Solo or Accompanied)

 

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