ABRSM Organ Grade 8

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

Grade 8 Scales
ABRSM Organ Scales Grades 1-8

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

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 J. S. Bach Allegro, Grave and Fuga: 1st, 2nd and 3rd movts from Concerto in D minor (after Vivaldi), BWV 596. Complete editions: Bärenreiter Vol. 8 (BA 5178) or Breitkopf & Härtel Vol. 5 (EB 6585); or separately: Peters (EP 3002)
2 J. S. Bach Fantasia: from Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542. Complete editions: Bärenreiter Vol. 5 (BA 5175) or Breitkopf & Härtel Vol. 3 (EB 6583) or No. 4 from Peters Vol. 2 (EP 241)
3 J. S. Bach Prelude or Fugue: from Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 541. Complete editions: Bärenreiter Vol. 5 (BA 5175) or Breitkopf & Härtel Vol. 2 (EB 6582) or No. 2 from Peters Vol. 2 (EP 241)
4 J. S. Bach 1st movt from Trio Sonata No. 1 in E♭, BWV 525 or 1st movt from Trio Sonata No. 4 in E minor, BWV 528. Complete editions: Bärenreiter Vol. 7 (BA 5177) or Breitkopf & Härtel Vol. 6 (EB 6586) or Peters Vol. 1 (EP 240)
5 J. S. Bach Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 736. Complete editions: Bärenreiter Vol. 3 (BA 5173) or Breitkopf & Härtel Vol. 9 (EB 6589) or No. 5 from Peters Vol. 7 (EP 246)
6 Buxtehude Praeludium in D minor (with Fuga), BuxWV 140. No. 9 from Buxtehude New Edition of the Complete Free Organ Works, Vol. 1 (Bärenreiter BA 8221)
7 Buxtehude Toccata in F (with Fuga), BuxWV 157. No. 21 from Buxtehude New Edition of the Complete Free Organ Works, Vol. 2 (Bärenreiter BA 8222) or Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals and Pedals Book 3 (OUP)
8 Byrd Fantasia in C. No. 15 from English Organ Music, Vol. 1 (Novello NOV010191)
9 J. L. Krebs Fugue: from Prelude and Fugue in C. No. 1 from Krebs Complete Organ Works, Vol. 1 (Breitkopf & Härtel EB 8411)

LIST B
1 Bairstow Toccata-Prelude on ‘Pange Lingua’: from Prelude, Elegy and Toccata-Prelude (Stainer & Bell H349)
2 Boëllmann Allegretto con moto: 2nd movt from Deuxième Suite, Op. 27. Boëllmann Complete Organ Works, Vol. 2 (Bärenreiter BA 8425)
3 Elgar Imperial March, Op. 32, arr. Hesford (Fentone F387-401)
4 Gigout Scherzo in E (from 10 Pièces). Toccatas, Carillons and Scherzos for Organ (Dover DP19613)
5 Karg-Elert Nun danket alle Gott (Op. 65 No. 59). No. 13 from Karg-Elert 14 Chorale-Improvisations for Organ from Op. 65 (Breitkopf & Härtel EB 8374)
6 Mendelssohn Allegretto: 3rd movt from Sonata in B♭, Op. 65 No. 4. No. 26 from Mendelssohn Complete Organ Works, Vol. 2 (Bärenreiter BA 8197) or Mendelssohn Complete Organ Works, Vol. 4 (Novello NOV010218) or Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals and Pedals Book 3 (OUP)
7 Reger Te Deum in A minor: No. 12 from 12 Stücke, Op. 59 (Breitkopf & Härtel EB 8510)
8 L. Vierne Aubade: No. 1 from Pièces de Fantaisie, Book 4, Op. 55 (Bärenreiter BA 9230 or Carus)
9 Whitlock Allegretto: No. 1 from Five Short Pieces. Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals and Pedals Book 3 (OUP)

LIST C
1 L. Berkeley Impromptu for Organ (Chester CH55960)
2 Langlais Hymne d’Actions de grâces: No. 3 from Trois Paraphrases Grégoriennes, Op. 5 (Combre C05247; or separately: Combre P02317)
3 Leighton Fantasy on ‘Helmsley’: No. 1 from Six Fantasies on Hymn Tunes, Op. 72 (Basil Ramsey BR94)
4 Matthew Martin Pedals. Organworks! (UMP)
5 Messiaen Joie et clarté: No. 6 from Les corps glorieux, Vol. 3 (Leduc AL20072)
6 Messiaen La Vierge et L’Enfant: No. 1 from La Nativité du Seigneur, Vol. 1 (Leduc AL19266)
7 Richard Proulx Fanfare for Organ. Oxford Service Music for Organ, Manuals and Pedals Book 3 (OUP)
8 Lionel Rogg Toccata: from Partita sopra ‘Nun freut euch’ (UMP)
9 Einar Trærup Sark Toccata Primi Toni, Op. 11 (Hansen WH26827)

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