ABRSM Singing Grade 3, from 2018

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

Grade 3 Sight Singing
ABRSM Specimen Sight Singing Practice, Grades 1-5
Additional sight reading resource – Grade 3

Grade 3 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 3
Jump to LIST A, LIST B, LIST C

LIST A
1 T. S. Allen Erie Canal.
B♭ min (a♭/b♭-a♭’): arr. Edwards. No. 2 (p. 18: solo version)
from Changing Voices: Songs within an octave for teenage male singers (Peters EP 72482)

2 Barnby Sweet and low.
D (f#’-e”): arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of England (Boosey & Hawkes)
D: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

3 Denza Funiculi, funicula (A Merry Life/ Tonight, my girl/ Last night, my Nina).
E♭ (d’-f “) or C: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grades 1-3 (high or medium-low) (Peters EP71761 or EP71762) (Ital/Eng)
C: Italian Songs & Arias (Mel Bay MLB95480) (Ital/Eng)
C: arr. Pegler. The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM) (Ital/Eng)

4 Dunhill Elsie Marley.
A (c#’-e”): arr. Appleby and Fowler. No. 59 from Sing Together! (OUP, Melody Edition , Piano Score Edition )

5 Elgar Ave, verum corpus (Hail, true body), Op. 2 No. 1 (this version only).
G (d’-e”): arr. Field. The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM) (Latin/Eng)

6 Foster Camptown Races.
E (e’-g#”), D or B♭ : arr. Althouse. Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2(medium-high or medium-low) (Alfred 41547, 16300 or 16301)
D (d’-d”) or C: arr. Pegler. The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low) (Faber)

7 Langlais Regina coeli.
G min (d’-f”): P. 38 from Marian Hymns, Vol. 2 (Barenreiter BA 9268) (Latin)

8 Purcell Ah! how pleasant ’tis to love, Z. 353.
C (g’-g”) or A: Purcell 40 Songs (high or low) (IMC2071 or IMC2072)
C or A: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grades 1-3 (high or medium-low) (Peters EP71761 or EP71762)
A: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

9 Trad. Leave her, Johnny (omitting verse 2).
E♭ (e♭’-c”) or B♭ : arr. Edwards. No. 1 from Changing Voices: Songs within an octave for teenage male singers (Peters EP 72482)

10 Trad. Willow Song.
D min (d’-d”) or C min: arr. Hobbs. No. 5 from Everlasting Voices (medium-high or medium-low) (Peters EP 72672a or 72672b)

11 Trad. English The Blacksmith. (F)
E min (d’-e”): arr. Blackwell. The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM)
D min: arr. Armstrong. The Language of Folk, Book 1 (Faber)

12 Trad. English Bonny at Morn (omitting verse 3).
C min (b♭-c”): arr. Armstrong. The Language of Folk, Book 2 (Faber)

13 Trad. English Polly Oliver
. E♭ (c’-f”): arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of England (Boosey & Hawkes)
E♭ : arr. Appleby and Fowler.
No. 47 from Sing Together! (OUP, Melody Edition , Piano Score Edition)
E♭ : arr. Chappell. Singing Time! Grade 3 (Bosworth BOE005030)
D or C: arr. Pegler. The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low)(Faber)
C: arr. Hodge et al. No. 43 from Strawberry Fair (Collins Music; formerly published by A & C Black)

14 Trad. German/W. Taubert (Op. 27 No. 5) Wiegenlied ‘Schlaf in guter Ruh’ (Cradle Song ‘Sleep in peaceful sleep’).
D (d’-f#”) or B♭ : arr. Althouse. No. 3 from International Folk Songs for Solo Singers(medium-high or medium-low) (Alfred 16959 or 16960) (Ger/Eng)
C: arr. Barratt (verses 1 & 2). The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM) (Ger/Eng)

15 Trad. Irish I have a bonnet trimmed with blue. (F)
F (f’-d”): arr. Hughes. Irish Country Songs (highlights edition) (Boosey & Hawkes)

16 Trad. Irish I know where I’m goin’. (F)
A ♭ (g’-e♭”): arr. Hughes. Irish Country Songs (highlights edition) (Boosey & Hawkes)
G ( f#’-d”): arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of Ireland (Boosey & Hawkes)
G ( f#’-d”): arr. Rutter. No. 1 from Three Folk-Songs for Upper Voices (OUP)
G/A♭ ( f#’- e♭ “) or E/F: arr. Wedgwood. The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low) (Faber)

17 Trad. Irish The Sunflower ‘Believe me, if all those endearing young charms’.
F (f’-f”): The Library of Folk Songs (Amsco AM961521)
F or E ♭: arr. Quilter. Roger Quilter Collected Songs (high or low) (Boosey & Hawkes)
D: arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of Ireland(Boosey & Hawkes)
D: arr. Barratt. The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

18 Trad. Maori Pokarekare Ana.
A (e’-d”): arr. Bullard (omitting verses 3 & 4). The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM) (Maori/Eng)
G: arr. Class (omitting bb. 33-48). Hayley Westenra: Pure (Wise AM979946) (Maori)

19 Trad. Scottish Afton Water (Flow gently, sweet Afton).
F (c’-f”): arr. T horpe Davie (omitting verses 3 & 4). No. 10 from The Saltire Scottish Song Book (Hardie Press HP11)
E: arr. Appleby and Fowler.
No. 69 from Sing Together! (OUP, Melody Edition , Piano Score Edition)
E: arr. Turnbull. Singing Time! Grade 3 (Bosworth BOE005030)

20 Trad. Scottish The Banks of Allan Water (verses 1 & 2).
A (c#’-e”): arr. Hargest Jones. Songs of Scotland (Boosey & Hawkes)
A: arr. Barratt. The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

21 Trad. Ukrainian, arr. W. H. Anderson In the garden flowers are growing: No. 2 from Ukrainian Folk Songs.
G min (d’-e♭ “): W. H. Anderson Two Ukrainian Folk Songs (Roberton 1048)
G min: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

22 Trad. Welsh Llwyn Onn (The Ash Grove).
A (d-e): arr. Hargest Jones. Caneuon Cymru (Boosey & Hawkes: piano accomp. available in Songs of Wales)(Welsh) or Songs of Wales (Boosey & Hawkes) (English)
G (c-e): arr. Appleby and Fowler.
No. 70 from Sing Together! (OUP, Melody Edition , Piano Score Edition) (Eng)
G (c-e): arr. Turnbull. Singing Time! Grade 3 (Bosworth BOE005030) (Eng)
G (c-e): arr. Barratt. The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM) (Welsh/Eng)
F (b♭ “-d): arr. Hywel. Caneuon Enwog Cymru 1 (Famous Songs of Wales 1) (Gwynn Publishing 9020)(Welsh/Eng)

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LIST B
1 Anon. Japanese Uji River (omitting bb. 43-62)
E min (d-e) or D min: arr. Gray. No. 10 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) (Eng & Japanese)

2 Anon. Welsh The Gower Wassail.
B min (b-e): arr. Hargest Jones (verses 1, 2 & 6). Songs of Christmas(Boosey & Hawkes)
B min or A min: arr. Pegler. The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low) (Faber

3 Beethoven Feuerfarb’ (Fire Colour), Op.52 No. 2.
G (d-e): No. 10 from Beethoven 67 Songs (verses 1 & 6) (Peters EP 180) (Ger)
G: No. 5 from Beethoven Complete Songs, Vol. 1 (verses 1 & 8) (Henle HN 533) (Ger)
F: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (verses 1 & 6) (ABRSM)(Ger/Eng)

4 Dorothy Buchanan Peace Song (verses 1 & 2).
F min: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM)

5 W. Davies God be in my head.
A (e-d): No. 236 from Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard (Hymns Ancient & Modern)
A: arr. Jenkins. Sing Solo Sacred (high or low) (OUP)
A: Singing Time! Grade 3 (Bosworth BOE005030)
A: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

6 Christopher Field Sea Shell: No.5 from A Garland of Song.
G (d-d): (Recital Music RM910)
7 Finzi Ferry me across the water, Op. 1 No. 7.
A min (c-e): 20th-Century Easy Song Collection (Boosey & Hawkes)
A min: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

8 Fuenllana De los alamos vengo (From the popular groves I come)
F (f-c: treble clef ) or D (d-a: bass clef ): arr. Edwards. No. 15 from Changing Voices: Songs within an octave for teenage male singers (Peters EP 72482) (Span)

9 Grieg To brune Ojne (Zwei braune Augen) (Two Brown Eyes), Op. 5 No. 1.
G (d-e) or F: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grades 1-3 (high or medium-low) (Peters EP 71761 or 71762) (Dan/Ger/Eng)
G or F: The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low) (Faber) (Ger/Eng)

10 Jenkyns The Owls.
F min (c-d♭ ):publ. separately (Novello NOV160069)
F min: Singing Time! Grade 3 (Bosworth BOE005030)
F min: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

11 Lin Marsh Butterfly No.4 from Serendipity Solos.
D (c#-e): Lin Marsh Serendipity Solos (Faber)
D or C: The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low)(Faber

12 Lin Marsh Hallowe’en Witches: No. 2 from Spooky Songs.
E min (a- c ): (Faber)

13 Lin Marsh The Wicked Lady.
C min (c’-e♭ “): The Graded Song Collection(Faber)

14 Mendelssohn Gruss (Greeting), Op. 19 No. 5.
D(d#’- f#”) or C: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grades 1-3 (high or medium-low) (Peters EP 71761 or 71762) (Ger/Eng)
D or B♭ : The Language of Song: Elementary (high or low) ( (Faber) (Ger)
D: Singing Time! Grade 3 (Bosworth BOE005030) (Ger/Eng)

15 Mendelssohn Lieblingsplatzchen (Favourite Haunt/The Favourite Spot/Favourite Little Place), Op. 99 No. 3 (omitting verse 3).
G (f#’-e”) or F: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grades 1-3 (high or medium-low) (Peters EP 71761 or 71762 (Ger/Eng)
G:
No. 17 from Elisabeth Schumann Liederbuch (Universal UE 9559) (Ger/Eng)
F: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM)(Ger/Eng)

16 Murray & Lockton I’ll walk beside you.
E♭ (c’-e♭ “):publ. separately (Faber)
E♭: The Graded Song Collection (Faber)

17 arr. Roberton Dalmatian Cradle Song.
(c’-d”):publ. separately (Roberton 75012)
(c’-d”): The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

18 Schubert Heidenröslein (The Wild Rose), Op. 3 No. 3, D. 257.
G (g’-g”) or E: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grades 1-3 (high or medium-low) (Peters EP 71761 or 71762) (Ger/Eng)
G or D: The Language of Song: Elementary (high or low) ( (Faber) (Ger)
E: Singing Time! Grade 3 (Bosworth BOE005030) (Eng/Ger)

19 Schubert Minnelied ‘Holder klingt der Vogelsang’ (Love-song), D. 429.
E (d#’-f#”) or D: The Art of Song (revised & expanded edition), Grades 1-3 (high or medium-low) (Peters EP 71761 or 71762) (Ger/Eng)
D: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM) (Ger/Eng)

20 Stanford Windy Nights, Op. 30 No. 4.
D min (d’-f”):publ. separately (Roberton 75306)
D min: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

21 Thiman The Path to the Moon.
A♭ (e♭ ‘-f”): 20th-Century Easy Song Collection (Boosey & Hawkes)
A♭ : The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

22 Thorsteinson Kirkjuhvoll (The Elven Church).
G min (d’-f”) or F min: Icelandic Art Songs, First Collection (high or low) (Isalog Music) (Ice/Eng)

23 Trad. Chinese Jasmine Flower (Mo li hua).
E♭ (e♭ ‘- e♭ “) or C: arr. Wagner. No. 6 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) (Eng)

24 Poroarson Kom Eg upp Kvislarskaro (As I Climbed the Mountainside).
E min (e’-e”) or D min: Icelandic Art Songs, First Collection (high or low) ) (Isalog Music)(Ice/Eng) D min: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM)(Ice/Eng)
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LIST C
1 Adler & Ross Heart: from Damn Yankees.
F (c’- d”): arr. Beck. No. 3 from Ready to Sing…Broadway (Alfred 35808)

2 Arlen & Harburg If I Only Had a Brain: from The Wizard of Oz.
F (c’-e”): vocal selections (any one character; chorus only, with suitable intro.) (Alfred TSF0038) (NB: 70th Anniversary Deluxe Songbook not suitable for exam use)
F: The Harold Arlen Songbook (any one character; chorus only, with suitable intro.) (Hal Leonard-Faber)
F: arr. Beck.
No. 6 from Ready to Sing…Broadway (Alfred 35808)

3 Burt Bacharach & Hal David Raindrops keep falling on my head: from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
F (c’-e”): Stage & Screen – The White Book (Wise AM92248)
D:
No. 33 from The National Songbook 2 (Novello NOV492404)

4 Bart Who will buy♭: from Oliver!
D min (d’-d”): film vocal selections (omitting repeat) (Lakeview Music LK56070)
D min: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (omitting repeat) (ABRSM)
C min: stage vocal selections (starting p. 104 with suitable intro. and ending before Sops/Baritones entry) (Lakeview Music LK56195)
C min:
No. 21 from vocal score (starting 1 bar before fig. J and ending before Rose Seller entry) (Lakeview Music LK56088)

5 I. Berlin Let’s Face the Music and Dance: from Follow the Fleet.
C (c’-e”) or B ♭ : The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low)(Faber)

6 L. Bernstein My House: from Peter Pan.
(c’-f”): 20th-Century Easy Song Collection (Boosey & Hawkes)
(c’-f”): Leonard Bernstein Song Album (Boosey & Hawkes)
(c’-f”): The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

7 Blane & Martin Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
B♭ (b♭ “- e♭ “): It’s Never Too Late to Sing: Christmas (Faber)

8 Leslie Bricusse & A. Newley The Candy Man: from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (omitting repeats).
D♭ (a♭- e♭ “): Kids’ Musical Theatre Collection, Vol. 1 (Hal Leonard HL00230029-Music Sales)
C:
film vocal selections (omitting bb. 2-13; with suitable ending) (Hal Leonard HL00313181-Music Sales)

9 Brown & Freed All I do is dream of you: from Singin’ in the Rain.
C (c’- d”): vocal selections (50th Anniversary Edition) (Alfred 26121)
C: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM)

10 Carl Davis & Hiawyn Oram Ride Out the Storm: from The Mermaid.
E min (d’-e”): Junior Songscape: Stage and Screen (Faber)
E min: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM)

11 Fain & Webster The Deadwood Stage: from Calamity Jane.
A♭ (c’- e♭ “): No. 1 from vocal score (from 4 bars before fig. 3 to fig. 7) (Faber)
A♭ or G: The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low) (Faber)
G: Stage & Screen – The White Book (omitting repeat) (Wise AM92248)

12 Gilkyson The Bare Necessities (verses 1 & 2): from The Jungle Book.
F (c’-d”): The New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs (6th edition) ((Hal Leonard HL00313100-Music Sales)
F: Stage & Screen – The Black Book (Wise AM92249)
F: Singing Time! Grade 3 (Bosworth BOE005030)

13 Harline & Washington When you wish upon a star (omitting bb. 5-12): from Pinocchio.
C (g /b- d”): Kids’ Musical Theatre Collection, Vol. 1(Hal Leonard HL00230029-Music Sales)

14 Hart & Butler Nellie the Elephant (omitting verse 2 and ending with coda).
C min/C (b- d”): arr. Marsh. Junior Songscape: Children’s Favourites (Faber)
C min/C: arr. Marsh. The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM)

15 Kent & Burton The White Cliffs of Dover (chorus only, once through, with suitable intro.).
E♭ (e♭ ‘- e♭ “): I’ll Be Seeing You…Songs of World War II (IMP)

16 Lerner & Loewe Wouldn’t it be Loverly: from My Fair Lady.
G (d’-e”) or F: The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low) (Faber)
F: vocal selections (F major section only; ending in 1st-time bar) (Faber)
F: The Broadway Ingenue: 37 Theatre Songs for Soprano (Hal Leonard-Faber)
F: Essential Audition Songs for Kids (Faber)
F: The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology, Soprano Vol. 3 (Hal Leonard-Faber)

17 Alan Menken & Howard Ashman Beauty and the Beast: from Beauty and the Beast.
F (a-d”): arr. Marsh. The Faber Music Theatre Songbook (Faber)

18 Rodgers & Hammerstein It’s a grand night for singing (omitting the Interlude): from State Fair.
G (d’-e”): vocal selections (Williamson HLW00312403)

19 Rodgers & Hammerstein I whistle a happy tune: from The King and I. (whistling section may be vocalized)
B♭ (d’-d”): vocal selections (Williamson HLW00312227)
B♭ : The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (Williamson HL00313207)
B♭ : Kids’ Book of Vocal Solos (Hal Leonard HLE90001388-Music Sales)
B♭ : The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology, Soprano Vol. 2 (revised edition) (Hal Leonard-Faber)

20 Rodgers & Hart Blue Moon (starting at chorus (‘Blue moon’), once through, with suitable intro.).
E♭ (d ♭ ‘-c”): Essential Ella: 20 Ella Fitzgerald Classics (Faber)
E♭: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM)

21 Betty Roe I’m learning to read: from The Banky Field. (M)
(d’-e♭ “): Songs from the Betty Roe Shows, Vol. 2 (Thames TH978633)
(d’-e♭ “): The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)
22 Betty Roe ‘Orrible Little Blue-Eyes: from The Barnstormers. (F)
G (d’-e”): Songs from the Betty Roe Shows, Vol. 1 (Thames TH978632)
G: The ABRSM Songbook, Book 3 (ABRSM)

23 Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones Try to remember (any two verses): from The Fantasticks.
G (b-d”):publ. separately (Faber)
G: arr. Beck. No. 11 from Ready to Sing…Broadway (Alfred 35808)

24 Richard & Robert Sherman Chim Chim Cher-ee: from Mary Poppins.
D min (d’-e”) or C min: The Best of Singing, Grades 1-3 (high or low)(Faber)
C min:
film vocal selections (not stage selections) (Hal Leonard HLD00360439-Music Sales)
C min: Stage & Screen – The Black Book (Wise AM92249))
C min: Junior Songscape: Stage and Screen (part 1 from b. 45) (Faber)
C min: arr. Marsh. The Faber Music Theatre Songbook (Faber)

25 Richard & Robert Sherman Feed the birds: from Mary Poppins.
(g/b-d”): film vocal selections (not stage selections) (Hal Leonard HLD00360439-Music Sales)
(g/b-d”): Kids’ Book of Vocal Solos (Hal Leonard HLE90001388-Music Sales)
(g/b-d”): Musical Theatre Collection for Young Women Singers (Hal Leonard HLE90001476-Music Sales)
(g /b- d”): Kids’ Musical Theatre Collection, Vol. 1 (Hal Leonard HL00230029-Music Sales)

26 Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman The Girl I Mean to Be: from The Secret Garden. (F)
E♭ (a-c”): vocal selections (Alfred VF1792)
E♭: The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 (ABRSM)

27 Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman Round-Shouldered Man: from The Secret Garden.
(b♭ “-d#”): vocal selections (Alfred VF1792)
(b♭ “/f’-e”): arr. Beck. No. 9 from Ready to Sing…Broadway (Alfred 35808)

28 Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin Maybe: from Annie.
B♭ (b♭ “-d”): Kids’ Musical Theatre Collection, Vol. 1 (omitting 2nd repeat)(Hal Leonard HL00230029-Music Sales)
B♭: The Graded Song Collection (Faber) Ab: More Audition Songs for Kids (Wise AM966636)

29 Weiss, Peretti & Creatore Can’t Help Falling in Love.
E♭ (b♭ – d): Stage & Screen – The White Book ((Wise AM92248))
 
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