ABRSM Guitar Grade 8 from 2019

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

Grade 8 Scales
ABRSM Guitar Scales Grade 6-8

Grade 8 Sight-reading
ABRSM Guitar Specimen Sight-Reading Grade 1-8

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

Grade 8 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. Candidates may perform one of their three pieces accompanied by piano where indicated with a ? in the Lists.

1 J. S. Bach Gigue (4th movt from Suite in A minor, BWV 997), trans. Koonce or trans. Willard
J. S. Bach: The Solo Lute Works for Guitar (Neil Kjos Music) or
J. S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (Ariel Publications)
2 J. S. Bach Prelude (from Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1008), arr. Wright J. S. Bach: Cello Suites 1–4 (Cadenza Music)
3 Cimarosa Sonata No. 2 in A, arr. Bream Cimarosa: Three Sonatas (Faber)
4 Dowland The Frog Galliard, arr. Scheit F# tuning optional Dowland: Solowerke I (Universal)
5 Narváez Baxa de contrapunto, trans. Pujol F# tuning optional Hispanae Citharae Ars Viva (Schott)
6 M. Ponce Gavotte (4th movt from Suite in A minor) M. Ponce: Suite in A minor (Editions Musicales Transatlantiques)
7 D. Scarlatti Sonata in E minor, Kp. 292, L. 24, arr. Batchelar & Wright Scarlatti for Guitar (ABRSM)
8 ? Vivaldi Allegro giusto (1st movt from Concerto in D, RV 93, F. XII No. 15), trans. Fernández guitar to play in tuttis; ossias optional; observing repeats Vivaldi: Concerto in D, RV 93 (Ricordi)
9 S. L. Weiss Fantasie, arr. Scheit S. L. Weiss: Tombeau und Fantasie (Universal)
10 S. L. Weiss Giga, arr. Batchelar & Wright Weiss for Guitar (ABRSM)

1 Carcassi Étude in E (No. 24 from 25 études, Op. 60)
Carcassi: 25 études mélodiques progressives, Op. 60 (Chanterelle) or
Carcassi: 25 Etudes for Guitar, Op. 60 (Tecla Editions)
2 N. Coste Étude in E minor: Scherzando (No. 8 from 25 études de genre, Op. 38) Pp. 20–22 from N. Coste: 25 Studies, Op. 38 (Schott)
3 Diabelli Menuett and Trio (3rd movt from Sonata No. 2 in A) Diabelli: Three Sonatas (Schott)
4 M. Giuliani Giocoso (No. 4 from Giulianate, Op. 148) M. Giuliani: Giulianate, Op. 148 (Suvini Zerboni)
5 ? M. Giuliani Siciliana: Andantino (2nd movt from Concerto in A, Op. 30), arr. Jeffery or arr. Oubradous
M. Giuliani: Siciliana (Andantino) from the Guitar Concerto Op. 30 in A (Tecla Editions) or
M. Giuliani: Concerto in A, Op. 30 (Editions Musicales Transatlantiques)
6 Barrios Mangoré Preludio ‘Saudade’ (from La Catedral) Barrios Mangoré: La Catedral (Alfred)
7 Mertz Tarantelle (from Bardenklänge, Op. 13) Mertz: Guitar Works, Vol. 3 (Chanterelle)
8 N. Paganini Romanze (2nd movt from Grand Sonata), arr. Scheit (Universal)
9 Sagreras El colibrí Curci edn: play original ending
Sagreras: El colibrí (Ricordi) or
Sagreras: Le prime lezioni di chitarra (Edizioni Curci)
10 Tárrega Gran vals in A Tárrega: Works for Guitar, Vol. 3 (Bèrben)

1 Sérgio Assad Valseana (No. 2 from Aquarelle) Sérgio Assad: Aquarelle (Lemoine)
2 Carlevaro Ronda (No. 4 from Preludios Americanos) Carlevaro: Preludios Americanos No. 4: Ronda (Barry Editorial)
3 Carlo Domeniconi Schnee in Istanbul observing repeats Carlo Domeniconi: Schnee in Istanbul (Edition Margaux)
4 Dyens Tango en skaï (Lemoine)
5 Gangi Study No. 18 observing repeats Gangi: Metodo per chitarra, Parte 3 (Ricordi)
6 M. Ponce Valse, trans. Segovia (Schott)
7 Smith Brindle Moderato (1st movt from Sonata No. 4, ‘La breve’) Smith Brindle: Sonata No. 4, ‘La breve’ (Schott)
8 Joaquín Turina Soleares (from Hommage à Tárrega) Pp. 4–6 from Joaquín Turina: Hommage à Tárrega (Schott)
9 Villa-Lobos Andantino e andante (2nd movt from Concerto for Guitar) Villa-Lobos: Concerto for Guitar (Eschig)
10 ? Villa-Lobos Prélude No. 5 in D (from Cinq Préludes) Villa-Lobos: Collected Works for Solo Guitar (Eschig)

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