ABRSM Organ Grade 1

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

Grade 1 Scales
ABRSM Organ Scales Grades 1-8

Grade 1 Sight-reading
ABRSM Organ Specimen Sight-Reading Grades 1-8
Additional Sight Reading Resources

Grade 1 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 1-3 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 1-3 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 1-3 (book and CD)

Grade 1 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C.

LIST A
1 J. S. Bach Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein, BWV 734, Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals only Book 1 (OUP)
2 Dandrieu Duo en canon: from ‘A minuit fut fait un Reveil’, Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals only Book 1 (OUP)
3 Purcell Air in D minor, Z. T676, Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals only Book 1 (OUP)
4 Blow Air (editorial notes in b. 8 optional). No. 13 from Baroque Keyboard Pieces, Book 1 (ABRSM)
5 Handel Menuet in A minor (HWV 603). P. 29 from Organists of the 18th and 19th Centuries, Vol. 4: Handel (Willemsen XWIL671)
6 Wilton Minuetto. No. 7 from A Keyboard Anthology, 3rd Series, Book 1 (ABRSM)

LIST B
1 Beauvarlet-Charpentier Theme only: from Noël 4, ‘Laissez paître vos bêtes’. from Noëls (Willemsen XWIL869)
2 Chauvet Verset in C minor or Verset in E minor, A Graded Romantic French Anthology for Organ, Book 1 (Cramer)
3 Wachs Musette, A Graded Romantic French Anthology for Organ, Book 1 (Cramer)
4 H. Coleman The Word of God: No. 23 from 24 Interludes on Communion Hymns, Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals only Book 1 (OUP)
5 Stanley Slow: 3rd movt from Voluntary in C, Op. 5 No. 1, Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals only Book 1 (OUP)
6 D’Indy La Pernette. No. 21 from A Keyboard Anthology, 3rd Series, Book 1 (ABRSM)

LIST C
1 Bartók Free Canon: No. 36 from Mikrokosmos, Vol. 1 (piano: new definitive edition: Boosey & Hawkes)
2 H. Distler No. 10† or No. 12 (Thema): from 30 Pieces, Op. 18 No. 1. P. 19 or p. 21 from Distler New Edition of the Complete Organ Works, Vol. 3 (Bärenreiter BA 9233)
3 Philip Moore Theme only: from Variations and Fugue on ‘East Acklam’. Fanfare for Francis (Banks FJ1917)
4 Peeters Allegro moderato: No. 3 from 35 Miniatures, Op. 55 and Other Pieces for Organ (Alfred—Summy-Birchard 0602)
5 arr. N. Rawsthorne All night, all day or Go, tell it on the mountain. No. 7 or No. 362 from Really Good Songs for Junior Church (full music edition: Kevin Mayhew 1413501)
6 arr. C. Tambling Jubilate, everybody or You shall go out with joy. No. 201 or No. 351 from Really Good Songs for Junior Church (full music edition: Kevin Mayhew 1413501)

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