ABRSM Guitar Grade 4 from 2019

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

Grade 4 Scales
ABRSM Guitar Scales Grade 1-5

Grade 4 Sight-reading
ABRSM Guitar Specimen Sight-Reading Grade 1-8
Additional sight reading resource – Grade 4

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. Please note that the first three pieces in each list are found in the ABRSM Guitar Exam Pieces book. Candidates may perform up to two of their three pieces accompanied by another guitar where indicated with a ?

ABRSM Guitar Exam Pieces Grade 4 (book only)
ABRSM Guitar Exam Pieces Grade 4 (book and CD)

LIST A
1 Handel Sonata for a Musical Clock, HWV 598, arr. Wright Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, Grade 4 (ABRSM)
2 Trad. Spiritual Down to the River to Pray, arr. Mermikides glissandi optional Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, Grade 4 (ABRSM)
3 ? attrib. el Sabio Cantiga (No. 166 from Cantigas de Santa Maria), arr. Goss Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, Grade 4 (ABRSM)
4 Anon. Allemande in A minor, arr. Scheit No. 1 from Renaissance Dances (Universal)
5 Anon. Balletto in D, arr. Scheit Renaissance Dances (Universal)
6 J. S. Bach Gavotte (6th movt from Suite No. 6 in D, BWV 1012), arr. Wright observing repeat The Baroque Book (Chanterelle)
7 Jelínek Bourrée, arr. Wright The Baroque Book (Chanterelle)
8 ? Purcell Rondeau (from Abdelazar), arr. Wright
One + One, Vol. 3: pupil’s part (Chanterelle) and
One + One, Vol. 3: teacher’s score (Chanterelle)
9 Rameau Tambourin (from Pièces de clavecin), arr. Yates Graded Repertoire for Guitar, Book 1 (Mel Bay)
10 attrib. T. Smyth Galliard, arr. Dodds 10 English Pieces (Capriol)

LIST B
1 N. Paganini Allegretto (from Sonata in F, M.S. 84 No. 6) Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, Grade 4 (ABRSM)
2 Smetana Vltava (from Má vlast), arr. Ryan Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, Grade 4 (ABRSM)
3 ? N. Coste Rondeau (No. 6 from Récréation du guitariste, Op. 51), arr. Wright Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, Grade 4 (ABRSM)
4 Carcassi Pastorale (No. 16 from 24 petites pièces, Op. 21) Time Pieces for Guitar, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
5 ? Granados Vals poético No. 1, arr. Batchelar & Wright Time Pieces for Guitar, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
6 Horetzky Andantino in A minor The Guitarist’s Hour, Vol. 1 (Schott)
7 Mertz Romance (Adagio) (No. 9 from Schule für die Guitare)
Classical Music for Children for Guitar (Schott, Book only, book and CD) or
Graded Repertoire for Guitar, Book 1 (Mel Bay) or P. 12 from The Guitarist’s Progress, Book 2 (Garden Music)
8 J. Ferrer Vals in E minor (No. 11 from Colección 3a de ejercicios) The Guitarist’s Progress, Book 2 (Garden Music)
9 Shand Valse in G (from Improved Method for the Guitar, Op. 100) Graded Repertoire for Guitar, Book 2 (Mel Bay)
10 Sor Petite pièce in D (No. 14 from 24 petites pièces progressives, Op. 44) No. 15 from
The Classical Book (Chanterelle)or
Sor: The Complete Studies (Chanterelle)or
Sor: The Complete Studies, Lessons, and Exercises (Tecla Editions)

LIST C
1 Panteleimon Michaeloudis Nightfall Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, Grade 4 (ABRSM)
2 Peter Wrieden Stomping the Blues (No. 6 from Nine Ladies Dancing) Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, Grade 4 (ABRSM)
3 C. Porter Anything Goes (from Anything Goes), arr. James Guitar Exam Pieces from 2019, Grade 4 (ABRSM)
4 Leo Brouwer Étude No. 8 (from Études simples)
Leo Brouwer: Études simples, Vol. 2 (Eschig) or
Leo Brouwer: Oeuvres pour guitare (Eschig)
5 David Cottam Amontillado Zebramusic (ESG Music)
6 ? Colin Downs I Spy Time Pieces for Guitar, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
7 Mirosław Drożdżowski Milonga at Sunset (No. 11 from All Year Round with the Guitar) Mirosław Drożdżowski: All Year Round with the Guitar (Euterpe)
8 Vincent Lindsey-Clark Steely Blue (from Simply Swing) Vincent Lindsey-Clark: Simply Swing (Montague Music)
9 ? Trad. Argentinian Bailecito, arr. Rivoal Chansons et danses d’Amérique latine, Vol. A (Lemoine)
10 Stanley Yates E-Jam Blues Graded Repertoire for Guitar, Book 2 (Mel Bay)

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