ABRSM Double Bass Grade 8 (2016-2019)

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

Grade 8 Scales
ABRSM Double Bass Scales Grades 6-8

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

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

Grade 8 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

LIST A
1 Cimador Allegro: 1st movt from Concerto in G (Yorke)
2 H. Eccles Adagio and Corrente (Allegro con spirito): 3rd and 2nd movts from Sonata in G minor, trans. Zimmermann (IMC)
3 Pergolesi Comodo and Presto: 1st and 4th movts from Sinfonia in F, separately trans. Elliott: (Bartholomew) or Three Sonatas for Double Bass and Piano (trans. Drew: University of Miami)
4 Pichl Allegro moderato: 1st movt from Concerto in C (Bartholomew)
5 Tartini Adagio cantabile, trans. Drew (St Francis Music Publications)
6 Telemann Lento and Allegro, or Lento and Allegro: 1st and 2nd, or 3rd and 4th movts from Sonata in D, TWV 41:D6, trans. Sankey (IMC)
7 Vivaldi Largo and Allegro, or Largo and Allegro: 1st and 2nd, or 3rd and 4th movts from Sonata No. 6 in B♭, RV 46. Vivaldi Complete Sonatas for Violoncello (Bärenreiter) or separately, trans. Zimmermann (IMC)

LIST B
1 Bellini, arr. Bottesini Final de La somnambule. No. 3 from Bottesini Arias for Double Bass and Piano (Yorke)
2 Bottesini Rêverie in D (McTier Music MM 203)
3 Dittersdorf Adagio: 2nd movt from Concerto No. 2. Dittersdorf Concertos for Double Bass (Yorke)
4 Fauré Après un rêve, trans. Zimmermann (IMC)
5 Gouffé Concertino, Op. 10 (Billaudot)
6 Nielsen Romanze: No. 1 from Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2, trans. Drew (St Francis Music Publications)
7 Tuláček Valse miniature. No. 2 from Tuláček Three Pieces for Double Bass and Piano (Recital Music)

LIST C
1 Christopher Benstead Finale (Presto): No. 4 from Four Episodes (Yorke)     (Accompanied)
2 Bottesini Study No. 110 or No. 114: from Method for Double Bass, Part 1 (Yorke)     (Solo)
3 Derek Bourgeois Allegro pesante or Allegro commodo: No. 5 or No. 8 from Fantasy Pieces for Double Bass (Brass Wind)    (Solo)
4 Dragonetti No. 7 or No. 8: from 12 Waltzes (Henle)    (Solo)
5 Piazzolla Kicho (starting at Allegro) (Tonos)    (Accompanied)
6 A. Reynolds Hornpipe (Bartholomew)    (Accompanied)
7 A. Ridout Grave: 1st movt from Concerto for Double Bass (Yorke)    (Accompanied)
8 Eric Scrève Sweet Bass Ballad (Combre)    (Accompanied)

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