ABRSM Piano Grade 5 (2021-2022)

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

Grade 5 & Arpeggios Scales
ABRSM Piano Scales & Arpeggios Grade 5

Grade 5 Sight-reading
ABRSM Piano Specimen Sight-Reading Grade 5
Additional Sight Reading Resources
ABRSM More Piano Sight Reading Grade 5
Join the Dots Grade 5

Grade 5 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 5 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 Piano Exam Pieces book:
ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces Grade 5 (book only)
ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces Grade 5 (book and CD)

THREE PIECES: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three Lists, A, B and C;

List A
1 J. F. F. Burgmüller La chevaleresque (No. 25 from 25 études faciles et progressives, Op. 100)
2 T. A. Arne Presto (2nd movt from Sonata No. 6)
3 Handel Toccata in G minor, HWV 586
4 J. S. Bach Invention No. 8 in F, BWV 779, J. S. Bach: Two-part Inventions (ABRSM) or J. S. Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias (Henle) or Core Classics, Grades 5–6 (ABRSM)
5 Beethoven Bagatelle in G minor, Op. 119 No. 1, A Keyboard Anthology, 1st Series, Book 3 (ABRSM) or Core Classics, Grades 4–5 (ABRSM) or Classics for the Developing Pianist, Book 3 (Alfred)
6 J. H. Fiocco Andante (from Pièces de clavecin, Op. 1) J. H. Fiocco: Eight Keyboard Pieces (ABRSM)
7 Haydn Allegro (1st movt from Sonata in G, Hob. XVI:G1) Pp. 41–43 from Haydn: Selected Keyboard Sonatas, Book 1 (ABRSM) or Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Vol. 5 (Alfred)
8 Hummel Allegro in C (No. 2 from Six pièces très faciles, Op. 52) Hummel: 16 Short Pieces (ABRSM)
9 J. L. Krebs Toccata in E♭, Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Vol. 6 (Alfred)
10 Mozart Theme, Var. 1 and Var. 5 (from 12 Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, maman”, K. 265) Mozart: 12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je Maman”, K. 265 (Henle) or Mozart: “Ah, vous dirai-je Maman”, 12 Variations in C major, KV 265 (Bärenreiter)

List B
1 A. Beach Arctic Night (No. 1 from Eskimos, Op. 64)
2 Nevada Starry Dome (No. 15 from Piano Meditation)
3 Tchaikovsky Douce rêverie (No. 21 from Album pour enfants, Op. 39)
4 R. R. Bennett Little Elegy, R. R. Bennett: Little Elegy (Novello) or Variations for Judith (Variations For Judith (chimesmusic.com)
5 Granados La huérfana (No. 9 from Cuentos de lasjuventud, Op. 1) Granados: Stories of the Young, Op. 1 (ABRSM)
6 S. Heller Study in E minor, Op. 47 No. 15, with repeat, S. Heller: 20 Miscellaneous Studies (ABRSM)
7 Massenet Mélodie (No. 5 from 10 Pièces de genre, Op. 10) French Romantic Repertoire, Level 1 (Faber)
8 Mompou La barca (from Impresiones íntimas) Mompou: Impresiones íntimas (Unión Musical Ediciones) or Mompou: Música para piano (Unión Musical Ediciones)
9 Pachulski Prelude in C minor, Op. 8 No. 1, A Romantic Sketchbook for Piano, Book 3 (ABRSM)
10 Schumann Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (No. 1 from Kinderscenen, Op. 15) Schumann: Kinderscenen, Op. 15 (ABRSM) or Schumann: Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15 (Henle)

List C
1 Gillock Mister Trumpet Man (from New Orleans Jazz Styles)
2 Heather Hammond Changing Times (from Cool Piano 5)
3 Prokofiev Tarantella (No. 4 from Musiques d’enfants, Op. 65)
4 Agay Blue Waltz, The Joy of Boogie and Blues (Yorktown Music Press)
5 Alwyn The Sea is Angry, Pianoworks Collection 2 (OUP)
6 Bartók Winter Solstice, Song (No. 38 from For Children, Vol. 1) Bartók: For Children, Vol. 1 (Boosey & Hawkes)
7 Victoria Borisova-Ollas Silent Island, Spectrum 3 (ABRSM)
8 Ludovico Einaudi Elegy for the Arctic, this edition only Pp. 7–9, from Ludovico Einaudi: Extra Elements (Chester)
9 Pinto March, Little Soldier! (No. 3 from Scenas infantis) gliss. optional, Pinto: Scenas infantis (G. Schirmer)
10 Catherine Rollin Love Theme (from Lyric Moments, Book 2) Catherine Rollin: Lyric Moments, Book 2 (Alfred)

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