ABRSM Singing Grade 2, from 2018

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

Grade 2 Sight Singing
ABRSM Specimen Sight Singing Practice, Grades 1-5
Additional sight reading resource – Grade 2

Grade 2 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)

Accompanied Song Pieces, Grade 2
Jump to LIST A, LIST B, LIST C

LIST A
1 del Campo Mi caballo blanco (My White Horse) (omitting verse 3 and ending at b. 26; upper part in bb. 21-24).
D min (d’- b♭”):
No. 26 from Junior Voiceworks 1: 33 Songs for Children (OUP) (Eng & Span)

2 arr. H. Hughes Little Boats. D min (d’- d”): 20th-Century Easy Song Collection (Boosey & Hawkes)
D min: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)

3 MacLachlan The Dark Island (verses 1 & 2).
F (b♭ – c”): arr. Barratt. The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)

4 H. Roberton Westering home.
A (c#’- e”): publ. separately (Roberton 72378)
A: Songs of Scotland (Boosey & Hawkes)
A: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)

5 Trad. Brazilian Repousa tranquillo, O meigo Jesus (Lullaby for Baby Jesus).
G min (d’- e♭”): arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of Christmas (Boosey & Hawkes) (Eng)

6 Trad. Canadian Land of the silver birch.
D min (d’- d”): arr. Stannard. No. 23 from Junior Voiceworks 1: 33 Songs for Children (OUP)
D min: arr. Bullard. The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (ABRSM)

7 Trad. English A-roving.
F (c’- f”): arr. Hodge et al. No. 7 from Strawberry Fair (Collins Music; formerly published by A & C Black)
F: arr. Apple ♭y and Fowler.
No. 71 from Sing Together! (OUP), Melody Edition , Piano Score Edition)
F: arr. Turnbull. Singing Time! Grade 2 (Bosworth BOE005029)

8 Trad. English The Mermaid (omitting verse 3).
D (c#’- d”): arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of England (Boosey & Hawkes)
D (d’- d”): arr. Hodge et al. No. 29 from Strawberry Fair(Collins Music; formerly published by A & C Black)
D (d’- d”): arr. Appleby and Fowler.
No. 90 from Sing Together! (OUP), Melody Edition , Piano Score Edition)
C (b – c”): arr. Litten. The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (ABRSM)

9 Trad. English The Oak and the Ash.
F min (c’- e♭”): arr. Appleby and Fowler. No. 86 from Sing Together! (OUP), Melody Edition , Piano Score Edition)
F min: arr. Bullard. The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
E min: arr. Hodge et al.
No. 26 from Strawberry Fair(Collins Music; formerly published by A & C Black)
E min: arr. Turnbull. Singing Time! Grade 2 (Bosworth BOE005029)

10 Trad. English Sussex Carol (On Christmas Night) (this version only).
E♭ (d’- e♭”): arr. Pegler and Wedgwood. It’s Never Too Late to Sing: Christmas (Faber)

11 Trad. Irish Cockles and Mussels.
G (d’- d”): arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of Ireland (Boosey & Hawkes)
G: arr. Hodge et al.
No. 6 from Strawberry Fair(Collins Music; formerly published by A & C Black)
G: arr. Appleby and Fowler.
No. 64 from Sing Together! (OUP, Melody Edition , Piano Score Edition)
G: arr. Clark. Songs You Think You Know (Faber)
G: arr. Turnbull. Singing Time! Grade 2 (Bosworth BOE005029)
G or F: arr. Wedgwood. The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 high or low</a)(Faber)

12 Trad. Irish I will walk with my love. (F)
A♭ (e♭’- f”): arr. Hughes. Irish Country Songs (highlights edition) (Boosey & Hawkes)
F: arr. Hughes. The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
E♭: arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of Ireland (Boosey & Hawkes)

13 Trad. Irish Let him go, let him tarry. (F)
B♭ (d’- e♭”): arr. Harrop. No. 48 from Ta-ra-ra boom-de-ay (Collins Music; formerly published by A & C Black)
B♭ or G: arr. Pegler. The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low)(Faber)

14 Trad. Irish The Mallow Fling
E (d#’- e”): arr. Appleby and Fowler. No. 92 from Sing Together! (OUP, Melody Edition , Piano Score Edition)
E: arr. Bullard. The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
D: arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of Ireland (Boosey & Hawkes)

15 Trad. Italian Ma bella bimba (How beautiful, the ballerina).
B♭ (d’- d”) or G: arr. Pegler (observing repeat). The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 high or low) (Faber) (Ital/Eng)
G: arr. Moore.
No. 7 from Ready to Sing…Folk Songs (Alfred 17173) (Ital/Eng)

16 Trad. Italian/T. Cottrau Santa Lucia.
C (d’- e”) or B♭: The Language of Song: Elementary (high or low) (Faber) (Ital)
C or A: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grades 1-3 (high or medium-low) (Peters EP71761 or EP71762 (Ital/Eng)
C or Ab: arr. Althouse (omitting repeat). No. 1 from International Folk Songs for Solo Singers (medium-high or medium-low) (Alfred 16959 or 16960) (Ital/Eng)
C: Italian Songs & Arias (Mel Bay MLB95480) (Ital/Eng)

17 Trad. Scottish Loch Lomond.
G (d’- e”): arr. Appleby and Fowler. No. 93 from Sing Together! (OUP, Melody Edition , Piano Score Edition)
F: arr. Wedgwood (omitting verse 3). It’s Never Too Late to Sing: Songbook (Faber)

18 Trad. Scottish The winter it is past (omitting verses 3 & 4).
F (f ‘- f”): arr. T horpe Davie. No. 57 from The Saltire Scottish Song Book (Hardie Press HP11)
D: arr. Blackwell. The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (ABRSM)

19 Trad. Welsh Pan Gyfyd yr Heulwen (When Morning is Breaking).
A (e ‘- e”): arr. Hargest Jones. Caneuon Cymru (Boosey & Hawkes: piano accomp. available in Songs of Wales) (Welsh) or Songs of Wales (Boosey & Hawkes) (English)
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LIST B
1 W. H. Anderson A Child’s Prayer.
E (c#’- e”): publ. with B2 (Roberton 75261)

2 W. H. Anderson The Old Shepherd’s Prayer.
F min (e ‘- e♭”): publ. with B1 (Roberton 75261)
D min:
publ. separately (Roberton 1049)

3 W. H. Anderson The Sweet Nightingale.
D (d’- e”): publ. separately (Roberton 75332)
D: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)

4 Anon. Basque Gabriel’s Message (The Angel Gabriel) (any two verses).
A min (e’- e”): arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of Christmas (Boosey & Hawkes)
G min: arr. Pegler and Wedgwood. It’s Never Too Late to Sing: Christmas (Faber)

5 Anon. Cornish Sans Day Carol (verses 1 & 3).
E♭ (d’- e♭”): arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of Christmas (Boosey & Hawkes)
E♭ or C: arr. Pegler. The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (low)(Faber)

6 Anon. English The Coventry Carol.
G min (f#’- d”): arr. Shaw. No. 22 (2nd version) from The Oxford Book of Carols (OUP)
G min: arr. Shaw. Singing Time! Grade 2 (Bosworth BOE005029)
G min: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)

7 Anon. Gaelic Morning has broken (verses 1 & 2) or Leanabh an aigh (Child in the manger) (verses 1 & 4).
D (d’- e”): arr. Turnbull. Singing Time! Grade 2 (Bosworth BOE005029) (Eng)
D♭:
No. 30 from Songs of Praise (OUP) (Eng)
D♭: arr. Barratt. The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM) (Scottish Gaelic/Eng)

8 Anon. Japanese Japanese Snow Song (Yuki) (omitting bb. 24-42).
F (f’- d”) or e ♭: arr. Brownsey and Lantz.
No. 5 from Songs of the Far East for Solo Singers (medium-high/medium-high with CD or medium-low/medium-low with CD) (Alfred 43490 or 43487) (Japanese & Eng)

9 Aubrey Beswick Twilight: No. 2 from Pick ‘n’ Choose.
E♭ (e♭’- e♭”): Aubrey Beswick Pick ‘n’ Choose 1 (Universal UE 16393):
E♭ The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)

10 Brahms Erlaube mir, fein’s Mädchen (My dear, into the garden permit me to go).
G (d’- f #”) or F: No. 2 from Brahms Deutsche Volkslieder, Vol. 1 (high or low) (IMC1022 or IMC1115) (Ger/Eng)

11 Davis, Onorati & Simeone The Little Drummer Boy (verses 1 & 3).
C/D (c’- c”): It’s Never Too Late to Sing: Christmas (Faber)

12 Eilers Bacak Dreamer.
G (b – d”): No. 24 from Junior Voiceworks 1: 33 Songs for Children (OUP)

13 Christopher Field The Swing: No. 4 from A Garland of Song.
D (d’- d”): Christopher Field A Garland of Song (Recital Music RM910)
D: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (ABRSM)

14 Jenkyns The Little Spanish Town.
E min (d#’- e”): publ. separately (upper part in final 11 bars) (Novello NOV160071)
E min: Singing Time! Grade 2 (upper part in final 11 bars) (Bosworth BOE005029)
E min: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)

15 Lin Marsh The Cuckoo Clock: No. 1 from Serendipity Solos. F (c’- e ♭”): (Faber)

16 Lin Marsh Earth, Sea and Sky.
F (c’- f”): Junior Songscape: Earth, Sea and Sky (any 2 verses; part 1 in final 4 bars) (Faber)
F or e♭ : The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low)(Faber)

17 Lin Marsh Monsters!
A min (e’- e”): The Graded Song Collection (Faber)
A min: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (ABRSM)

18 Nina Perry The Frog.
D (d’- d”): publ. separately (OUP)
D: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)

19 Schubert Wiegenlied -‘Schlafe, schlafe, holder, susser Knabe’ (Cradle Song/ Lullaby), Op. 98 No. 2, D. 498.
G (d’- e”) or F: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grades 1-3 (high or medium-low)(Peters EP71761 or EP71762) (Ger/Eng)
G or F: The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 high or low (Faber) (Ger/Eng)
F: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (
ABRSM) (Ger/Eng)

20 Schumann Schmetterling (Butterfly), Op. 79 No. 2 (omitting verse 2).
D (f#’-g”) or B♭: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grades 1-3 (high or medium-low)(Peters EP71761 or EP71762) (Ger/Eng)
B♭: Singing Time! Grade 2 (Bosworth BOE005029) (Eng)

21 Alan Simmons Roller Ghoster (upper part).
C (c’- d”): Singing Sherlock, Book 2 (Boosey & Hawkes)
22 arr. Stanford The Cuckoo (Der Kukkuk).
F (e ‘- c”): 20th-Century Easy Song Collection (Boosey & Hawkes) (Eng/Ger)

23 Trad. German Guter Mond, du gehst so stille (Lovely Moon/Gentle moon, so peacefully shining).
E (e ‘- c#”): arr. Farrar (1st voice) (Ashdown EA15662) (Eng/Ger)
E: arr. Bullard. The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (ABRSM) (Ger/Eng)

24 Trad. Korean Arirang.
A♭/B♭ (e♭’- f”) or F/G: arr. Poorman and Lim. No. 1 from Songs of the Far East for Solo Singers (medium-high/medium-high with CD or medium-low/medium-low with CD) (Alfred 43490 or 43487) (Korean/Eng)
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LIST C
1 Bart I’d do anything (solo adaptation only): from Oliver! B♭ (b♭ – d”): Kids’ Musical Theatre Collection, Vol. 1 (Hal Leonard HL00230029-Music Sales)
B♭: The AB RSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (ABRSM)

2 Aubrey Beswick Coconut Man: No. 4 from Pick ‘n’ Choose.
F (c’- e”/g “): Aubrey Beswick Pick ‘n’ Choose 1 (Universal UE 16393)
F: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)

3 Brown & Freed Singin’ in the Rain: from Singin’ in the Rain.
G (d’- d”):
vocal selections (50th Anniversary Edition) (chorus only) (Alfred 26121)
G: arr. Marsh (part 1 in final 6 bars). Junior Songscape: Stage and Screen (Faber)
G: arr. Marsh. The Faber Music Theatre Songbook (Faber)
G: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (chorus only) (ABRSM)
G or F: The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low</a)(Faber)

4 Burke & van Heusen Busy Doing Nothing (chorus, any one verse, chorus and coda).
G (d’- e”): arr. Marsh. Junior Songscape: Children’s Favourites (Faber)

5 Churchill & Morey Love is a song that never ends (chorus only, once through, with suitable intro.): from Bambi.
G (d’- e”):
publ. separately (Campbell Connelly & Co. CC10505)
G: Stage & Screen – The Black Book (Wise AM92249)

6 George M. Cohan Give my regards to Broadway (omitting B♭. 5-36): from Little Johnny Jones.
G (d’- d”): arr. Beck.
No. 2 from Ready to Sing…Broadway (Alfred 35808)

7 Coots & Gillespie Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (without repeat).
C (b – e”): It’s Never Too Late to Sing: Christmas (Faber)

8 Dacre Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two) (verse 1). (M)
G (d’- e”): arr. Turner (upper line only). No. 22 from Best of Children’s Songs (Schott ED 12948)
G: 100 Years of Popular Music: 1900 (Faber)
G or F: arr. Pegler. The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low) (Faber)
F: No. 11 from The National Songbook (Novello NOV492393)

9 Dicks & Rudge A Windmill in Old Amsterdam (omitting verse 3).
G (b♭ – e”): The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (ABRSM)

10 Fain & Lawrence (after Tchaikovsky) Once Upon a Dream: from Sleeping Beauty.
F (d’- f”): The New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs (6th edition) (Hal Leonard HL00313100-Music Sales)

11 Flanders & Swann The Hippopotamus (verses 1 & 2).
B♭ (b ♭ – e ♭”): The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (ABRSM)
A:
No. 40 from Apusskidu: Songs for Children (second edition) (Collins Music; formerly published by A & C Black)
A: arr. Marsh. Junior Songscape: Children’s Favourites (Faber)
G: The Songs of Michael Flanders & Donald Swann (Faber)
G: The Graded Song Collection (Faber)

12 Gay & Butler The sun has got his hat on: from Me and My Girl.
C (c’- e”): arr. Marsh. Junior Songscape: Children’s Favourites (Faber)

13 Heneker Flash, Bang, Wallop!: from Half a Sixpence.
G (d’- d”)
or F: The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3(high or low) (Faber)
F: arr. Marsh (omitting DS). Junior Songscape: Stage and Screen (Faber)
F: arr. Marsh (omitting DS). The Faber Music Theatre Songbook (Faber)

14 Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice Any Dream Will Do (omitting 4th-11th bars on final page): from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
A (a – d”): Kids’ Musical Theatre Collection, Vol. 1 (Hal Leonard HL00230029-Music Sales)

15 Lin Marsh Something Spooky: No. 5 from Spooky Songs.
G min (d’- d”): Lin Marsh Spooky Songs (Faber)
G min: Singing Sherlock, Book 2(Boosey & Hawkes)

16 C. Porter True Love: from High Society.
G (c’- c”): The Best of Cole Porter (Faber)
G: Cole Porter 100th Anniversary (Alfred VF1713)
G:
No. 3 from Everlasting Voices (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP 72672a or 72672b))

17 Rodgers & Hammerstein Getting to know you: from The King and I.
C (e ‘- e”): vocal selections (Williamson HLW00312227)
C: The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (Williamson HL00313207)
A: The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology, Soprano Vol. 3 (Hal Leonard-Faber)

18 Rodgers & Hammerstein In my own little corner: from Cinderella. (F)
F (d’- d”): The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (Williamson HL00313207)
F: The Broadway Ingenue: 37 Theatre Songs for Soprano (to end of p. 67) (Hal Leonard–Faber)
F: Kids’ Book of Vocal Solos (Hal Leonard HLE90001388-Music Sales)
F: The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology, Soprano Vol. 3 (to end of p. 35) (Hal Leonard-Faber)
F: Musical Theatre Collection for Young Women Singers (Hal Leonard HLE90001476-Music Sales)

19 Betty Roe Poco Poppa Pizza and Mama Piccolo: from The Most Wanted Faces.
D (c#’- d”): Songs from the Betty Roe Shows, Vol. 2 (Thames TH978633)
D: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)

20 Peter Rose & Anne Conlon The Jaguar (omitting repeat): from Yanomamo.
D min (a – e”):
vocal score (Weinberger)
D min: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (ABRSM)

21 Rose, Stock & Cavanaugh The Umbrella Man.
C (b – d”): No. 25 from Harlequin (Collins Music)

22 Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil Castle on a Cloud: from Les Miserables. (F)
A min (a – c”): Kids’ Musical Theatre Collection, Vol. 1 (Hal Leonard HL00230029-Music Sales)
A min: stage vocal selections (Wise MF10149)
A min: film vocal selections (Wise MF10150)

23 Stephen Schwartz River Lullaby (from -˜Deliver Us’): from The Prince of Egypt.
C/D (g – d”):
vocal selections (pp. 9-12 with suitable intro. and ending) (Cherry Lane Music Company CLM02500026)
C/D: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 2 (ABRSM)

24 Richard & Robert Sherman The Beautiful Briny (omitting repeat): from Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
F (b – d”):
vocal selections (Campbell Connelly & Co CCA111970)

25 Richard & Robert Sherman Hushabye Mountain: from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
D min (c# ‘- e♭”) or C min: The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low)(Faber)
C min:
musical selections (Alfred TSF0070)
C min:
stage selections (Alfred PFM0515)

26 Richard & Robert Sherman A Spoonful of Sugar (any two verses): from Mary Poppins.
G (d’- d”):
film vocal selections (not stage selections) (Hal Leonard HLD00360439-Music Sales)
G: The New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs (6th edition) (Hal Leonard HL00313100-Music Sales)
G: Stage & Screen – The Black Book (Wise AM92249)

27 Richard & Robert Sherman Stay Awake: from Mary Poppins.
C (b – a “):
film vocal selections (not stage selections) (Hal Leonard HLD00360439-Music Sales)
28 Warren & Dubin Forty-Second Street (this version only): from 42nd Street.
D min (d’- d”): arr. Beck.
No. 1 from Ready to Sing…Broadway (Alfred 35808)

29 Woods When the red, red robin.
F (d’- e♭”): No. 33 from Ta-ra-ra boom-de-ay (Collins Music; formerly published by A & C Black)

30 Young & Hayman When I fall in love: from One Minute to Zero.
E♭ (b♭ – d”): The Definitive Jazz Collection (2nd edition) (Hal Leonard-Faber)

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