ABRSM Double Bass Grade 6, 2020-2023

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

Grade 6 Scales
ABRSM Double Bass Scales Grades 6-8

Grade 6 Sight-reading
ABRSM Double Bass Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 6-8
Grade 6 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 6 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 6 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 6-8 (book and CD)

Grade 6 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

LIST A
1 Bottesini Study No. 50, from Metodo completo per contrabbasso Part 1 (Yorke)
2 Capuzzi Rondo: Allegro, 3rd movt from Concerto in D (Yorke)
3 C. Dancla Polka, from Suite No. 1, Op. 123, arr. Close & Sassmannshaus Concert Pieces for Double Bass (Bärenreiter)
4 De Fesch Minuet I and Minuet II, from Sonata in D minor, arr. Siebach & Schlenker (Hofmeister)
5 Dragonetti Sarabanda: Allegro, from Solo in D minor ‘After Corelli’ (Doblinger)
6 Eisengräßer Introduction and Theme and Variation 1 (treble clef notes may be played 8ve lower), from Variations on a Favourite Styrian Folk Song, Eisengräßer: Variations for Contra Bass on a Favourite Styrian Folk-Song (Recital Music) or Festival Performance Solos: String Bass (Carl Fischer, piano accompt.)
7 attrib. Giovannino Staccato e arioso, 3rd movt from Sonata in A minor (Yorke)
8 B. Marcello Adagio (Andante) and Allegro, 1st and 4th movts from Sonata in G, Op. 2 No. 6 (IMC) or B. Marcello: Six Sonatas (G. Schirmer)
9 S. Paxton The Bush aboon Traquair (A Scots Air) and Vivace, 2nd and 3rd movts from Sonata in D, Op. 3 No. 2, trans. Elliott (Bartholomew)
10 Vivaldi Largo, 1st movt from Sonata No. 1 in B♭, RV 47) trans. Zimmermann (IMC) or Vivaldi: Complete Sonatas for Violoncello (Bärenreiter) or Vivaldi: Six Sonatas for Violoncello (Schott)

LIST B
1 Beethoven Sonatina, arr. Zimmerman Solos for the Double Bass Player (G. Schirmer)
2 J. F. Burgmüller Nocturne No. 1, arr. Heyes (Recital Music)
3 Gabriel-Marie La Cinquantaine, arr. Elliott (Bartholomew) or arr. Suzuki Suzuki Bass School, Vol. 4 (Alfred)
4 Christian Gouinguené Adagio (Leduc)
5 Keÿper Romance, Keÿper: Romance and Rondo (Yorke) or Concert Pieces for Double Bass (Bärenreiter)
6 L. Mendelssohn Menuett, arr. Close & Sassmannshaus Concert Pieces for Double Bass (Bärenreiter)
7 Anon, formerly attrib. Pergolesi Tre giorni, (with 1st repeat in Bärenreiter edn) arr. Close & Sassmannshaus Concert Pieces for Double Bass (Bärenreiter) or arr. Zimmermann Festival Performance Solos: String Bass (Carl Fischer, piano accompt.)
8 Merle Caballero Festival Performance Solos: String Bass (Carl Fischer, piano accompt.)
9 Madenski Marzenie Miniatures, Book 1 (Recital Music)
10 John Walton A Deep Song (Yorke)

LIST C
1 D. Bourgeois Allegro commondo, No. 3 from Fantasy Pieces for Double Bass (Brass Wind)
2 Gavin Bryars Room 42 Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
3 I. Carroll Fantasia in E minor, No. 1 from Three Pieces for Double Bass (Forsyth)
4 V. Elliott Odd Man Out (Yorke)
5 Teppo Hauta-Aho A Little Waltz (Pieni Valssi), Teppo’s Tunes (Recital Music)
6 David Heyes Tapio, No. 3 from Finnish Sketches (Recital Music)
7 A. H. Hill The Jester A. H. Hill: Four Pieces for Double Bass (Stainer & Bell)
8 Nölck Tempo di ballo, from Petit album de concert, arr. Close & Sassmannshaus Concert Pieces for Double Bass (Bärenreiter)
9 Pascal Proust Arcades (Combre)
10 Villoldo El Choclo, arr. Tailor for Contrabass (Editions Marc Reift)

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