ABRSM Double Bass Grade 7 (2016-2019)

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

Grade 7 Scales
ABRSM Double Bass Scales Grades 6-8

Grade 7 Sight-reading
ABRSM Double Bass Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 6-8

Grade 7 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 7 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 7 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 6-8 (book and CD)

Grade 7 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

LIST A
1 Capuzzi Allegro: 1st movt from Concerto in D (Yorke)
2 Corelli Preludio (Largo) and Giga (Allegro): 1st and 4th movts from Sonata in D minor [C minor], trans. Zimmermann (IMC)
3 De Fesch Sarabande (Largo) and Minuet: 3rd and 4th movts from Sonata in G (IMC)
4 B. Marcello Largo and Allegro: 3rd and 4th movts from Sonata in G minor, Op. 2 No. 4. Marcello Six Sonatas (G. Schirmer) or separately: IMC)
5 Mozart Rondo (Tempo di minuetto): 3rd movt from Bassoon Concerto, K. 191, trans. Sankey (IMC)
6 Vivaldi Largo and Allegro: 1st and 2nd movts from Sonata No. 2 in F, RV 41 (low Cs and Ds may be adapted) Vivaldi Complete Sonatas for Violoncello (Bärenreiter🙂 or separately, trans. Zimmermann: (IMC)

LIST B
1 Ratez Cantabile: No. 2 from Six pièces caractéristiques, Op. 46 (separately: Billaudot) or Ratez Characteristic Pieces, Book 1 (Recital Music)
2 Rossini Une larme (Recital Music)
3 Saint-Säens Aria ‘Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix’, arr. McTier (McTier Music)
4 Vaughan Williams Romanza (observing 8vas): 2nd movt from Concerto for Bass Tuba (tuba edition: OUP)
5 Verdi Aria (from Rigoletto). No. 10 from Solos for the Double Bass Player, arr. Zimmermann (G. Schirmer)
6 J. P. Waud Novelette. No. 35 from Yorke Solos for Double Bass, Vol. 1 (Yorke)

LIST C
1 Bottesini Study No. 71 or No. 109: from Method for Double Bass, Part 1 (Yorke)   (Solo)
2 Derek Bourgeois Pomposo or Tempo di valse: No. 2 or No. 4 from Fantasy Pieces for Double Bass (Brass Wind)   (Solo)
3 Paul Breuer Allegro ma non troppo: 1st movt from Sonatine (Breitkopf & Härtel)    (Accompanied)
4 Teppo Hauta-aho Erkon Elegia (Recital Music)   (Solo)
5 Norman Hester The Bull Steps Out (Yorke)   (Accompanied)
6 B. Hummel Allegro: 1st movt from Sonatina, Op. 69b (Simrock)   (Accompanied)
7 Dennis Leogrande May I? (Spartan Press)   (Accompanied)

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