ABRSM Organ Grade 4

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

Grade 4 Scales
ABRSM Organ Scales Grades 1-8

Grade 4 Sight-reading
ABRSM Organ Specimen Sight-Reading Grades 1-8
Additional Sight Reading Resources

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.

LIST A
1 J. S. Bach O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 1095, Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals only Book 2 (OUP)
2 F. Couperin Trio (7e couplet du Gloria): No. 12 from Messe pour les Convents, Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals only Book 2 (OUP)
3 G. Böhm Prelude in A minor. A Graded Anthology for Organ, Book 4 (Cramer)
4 Buxtehude Puer natus in Bethlehem, BuxWV 217. No. 40 from Buxtehude New Edition of the Complete Organ Works, Vol. 5 (Bärenreiter BA 8405)
5 Hanff Auf meinen lieben Gott. No. 2 from Incognita Organo, Vol. 7: Hanff Chorale Preludes (Harmonia XHU3180)
6 J. L. Krebs Prelude in F. Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals and Pedals Book 1 (OUP)
7 Purcell Symphony to Act 5 (from The Fairy Queen). A Purcell Organ Album, arr. Setchell (OUP)
8 Sweelinck Toccata in A minor. No. 29 from Sweelinck Works for Organ and Keyboard (Dover DP13186) or The Church Organist, Vol. 2 (Kevin Mayhew)

LIST B
1 Claussmann Allegro in E, A Graded Romantic French Anthology for Organ, Book 2 (Cramer)
2 Wachs Canzona A Graded Romantic French Anthology for Organ, Book 2 (Cramer)
3 Elgar Vesper Voluntary No. 3 (from 11 Vesper Voluntaries, Op. 14) Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals and Pedals Book 1 (OUP)
4 Parry Tranquilly Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals and Pedals Book 1 (OUP)
5 C. Geissler Adagio, Op. 39 A Graded Anthology for Organ, Book 4 (Cramer)
6 Guilmant Allegro (No. 2 from Magnificat, Op. 41) A Graded Anthology for Organ, Book 4 (Cramer)
7 Oley Nun freut euch lieben Christen gemein. Incognita Organo, Vol. 47: Oley Chorale Preludes (Harmonia XHU4107)
8 Rinck Trio in F minor (Moderato). No. 9 from Incognita Organo, Vol. 15: Rinck 12 Trios (Harmonia XHU3291)

LIST C
1 John A. Behnke Go tell it on the mountain (gliss. optional). P. 29 from Jazz Inspirations for Organ, Book 1 (Bärenreiter BA 8440)
2 Demessieux Rorate Caeli or Tu es Petrus: from Twelve Choral Preludes on Gregorian Chant Themes (Alfred—SummyBirchard 0603)
3 Wilbur Held O little town of Bethlehem. The Church Year (Cramer)
4 Karel Jirák Prelude No. 3 (from Five Little Preludes and Fugues, Op. 77). A Graded Anthology for Organ, Book 4 (Cramer)
5 Herbert Paulmichl Vater, in deine Hände empfehl ich meinen Geist!: No. 8 from Die Sieben Worte Jesu am Kreuze, Op. 189 (Doblinger 02451)
6 N. Rawsthorne Flourish for an Occasion: from 12 Fanfares and Trumpet Tunes for Festive Occasions (pedals edition: Kevin Mayhew 1400209)
7 Betty Roe Bishop’s Blues. Swing Gently ( pedals edition: Kevin Mayhew 1400326)
8 Gordon Young Praeludium: 1st movt from Cathedral Suite (Willemsen XWIL510);

<– Back to Organ Exam Music

Sign up for News & Offers