ABRSM Double Bass Grade 6 (2016-2019)

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:

1 Capuzzi Rondo (Allegro): 3rd movt from Concerto in D (Yorke)
2 Galliard Adagio and Allegro: 1st and 2nd movts from Sonata in D minor, trans. Drew. String Festival Solos, Double Bass Vol. 2 (Alfred, piano accomp)
3 Giordani Larghetto. Two Eighteenth-Century Pieces, arr. Sterling (Stainer & Bell)
4 B. Marcello Largo and Allegro: 3rd and 4th movts from Sonata in F, Op. 2 No. 1. Marcello: Six Sonatas (G. Schirmer)
5 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)
6 Vivaldi Allegro: 4th movt from Sonata No. 1 in B♭, RV 47. Vivaldi Complete Sonatas for Violoncello (Bärenreiter) or separately, trans. Zimmermann: (IMC)

1 Beethoven Sonatina. No. 6 from Solos for the Double Bass Player, arr. Zimmermann (G. Schirmer)
2 Gabriel-Marie La Cinquantaine. No. 6 from Suzuki Bass School, Vol. 4 (Alfred, piano accomp., or separately, arr. Elliott (Bartholomew)
3 Keÿper Romance: No. 1 from Romance and Rondo (Yorke)
4 John Merle Caballero. Festival Performance Solos – String Bass (Carl Fischer, piano accomp.)
5 Pascal Proust Arcades (Combre)
6 John Walton A Deep Song (Yorke)

1 L. Bernstein America (from West Side Story) (observing repeats). Amazing Solos for Double Bass, arr. Schofield (Boosey & Hawkes)   (Accompanied)
2 Bottesini Study No. 40 or No. 50: from Method for Double Bass, Part 1 (Yorke)    (Solo)
3 Derek Bourgeois Allegro commodo: No. 3 from Fantasy Pieces for Double Bass (Brass Wind)    (Solo)
4 Gavin Bryars Room 42. Time Pieces for Double Bass, Vol. 2, arr. Slatford (ABRSM)   (Accompanied)
5 P. M. Dubois Le gai cascadeur (Le Rideau Rouge)   (Accompanied)
6 Teppo Hauta-aho A Little Waltz (Pieni Valssi): from Teppo’s Tunes (Recital Music)   (Accompanied)
7 Sturm Andante and Moderato: Nos 3 and 4 from 110 Studies for String Bass, Op. 20, Vol. 1 (IMC)    (Solo)

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