ABRSM Double Bass Grade 4 (2016-2019)

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

Grade 4 Scales
ABRSM Double Bass Scales Grades 1-5

Grade 4 Sight-reading
ABRSM Double Bass Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 1-5

Grade 4 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 4 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

LIST A
1 attrib. J. S. Bach Minuet in C (BWV Anh. II 116). P.5 from The Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook for Double Bass, arr. Elliott (Bartholomew, piano accomp.) or No. 2 from Suzuki Bass School, Vol.3, Revised Edition (Alfred, piano accomp.)
2 J. S. Bach Gavotte and Musette, arr. Slatford. No.20 from Yorke Solos for Double Bass, Vol.1 (Yorke, piano accompt)
3 Mozart A Little Melody, arr. Láska. No.23 from Yorke Solos for Double Bass, Vol.1 (Yorke, piano accompt)
4 Froberger Gigue (ornaments optional) arr. Slatford Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol.2, (ABRSM)
5 Handel Allegro, from Concerto grosso, Op.6 No.8, arr. Slatford Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol.2, (ABRSM)
6 A. Thomas Gavotte, from Mignon. No.7 from Subterranean Solos, arr. Hartley (Bartholomew, piano accompt)

LIST B
1 Grieg Hunting Song Op. 4 No.4, arr. Slatford Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol.2, (ABRSM)
2 Mendelssohn Venetian Gondola Song, from Op.57, arr. Slatford Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol.2, (ABRSM)
3 Humperdinck Fiddler’s Song (from Königskinder). Amazing Solos for Double Bass, arr. Schofield (Boosey & Hawkes)
4 S. Lancen Si j’étais … Moussorgsky. No. 13 from Yorke Solos for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (Yorke, piano accompt)
5 J. F. Müller Neapolitan Dance (Neil Kjos Music)
6 Michael Rose Reverie: from A Sketchbook for Double Bass (ABRSM)

LIST C
1 A. Benjamin Jamaican Rumba Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 2, arr. Slatford (ABRSM)    (Accompanied)
2 Kabalevsky Cavalryman (from Op. 27) Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 2, arr. Slatford (ABRSM)    (Accompanied)
3 Frederick Boaden Elegy: 2nd movt from Petite Suite (Yorke)    (Accompanied)
4 Bottesini Study No. 4 or No. 9: from Method for Double Bass, Part 1 (Yorke)    (Solo)
5 Christopher Field Hornpipe: No. 4 from Mock Baroque. No. 108/4 from Yorke Studies for Double Bass, Vol. 2 (Yorke)    (Solo)
6 Teppo Hauta-aho Allegro moderato: 1st movt from Jazz Sonatine No. 2 (Recital Music)    (Solo)
7 Regner Der Clown tritt auf: No. 8 from Kontra-Spass (Schott)    (Accompanied)

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