ABRSM Trumpet Grade 1 (2017-2020)

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

Grade 1 Scales
ABRSM Scales & Arpeggios for Trumpet and Treble Clef Brass, Grades 1-8

Grade 1 Sight-reading
ABRSM Specimen Sight-Reading Tests for Trumpet and Treble Clef Brass, Grades 1-5

Grade 1 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)

Grade 1 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

List A
1 Tom Davoren Romanza: from Shining Brass, Book 1, (ABRSM: treble clef/bass clef brass edition; B♭ piano accomp. published separately)
2 Philip Sparke A Knight’s Tale: from Shining Brass, Book 1, (ABRSM: treble clef/bass clef brass edition; B♭ piano accomp. published separately)
3 Christopher Gunning Pigalle: No. 9 from The Really Easy Trumpet Book (Faber)
4 Handel Minuet (from Water Music): from Time Pieces for Trumpet, Vol. 1 arr. Harris and Wallace (ABRSM)
5 James Rae Fanfare for the Wimbledon Common Man (trumpet 1): from Trumpet Debut (Universal UE 21618: piano accomp. published separately, UE 21619)
6 Susato Ronde: No. 7 from First Book of Trumpet Solos (Faber)
7 Trad. American Shaker Melody (arr.): from Grade by Grade, Trumpet Grade 1, (Boosey & Hawkes)
8 Trad. English The Barley Break, arr. Hare: from The Magic Trumpet arr. Hare (Boosey & Hawkes) or Grade by Grade, Trumpet Grade 1, (Boosey & Hawkes)
9 Trad. Spiritual All Night, All Day: from Easy Winners, (Brass Wind: treble brass edition; Bb piano accomp. published separately

List B
11. L. Bernstein One Hand, One Heart (from West Side Story), arr. Lawrance: from Grade by Grade, Trumpet Grade 1, (Boosey & Hawkes)
2 Keith Ramon Cole Granite (arr.): from Grade by Grade, Trumpet Grade 1, (Boosey & Hawkes)
3 Tom Davoren Waltz for E: from Shining Brass, Book 1, (ABRSM: treble clef/bass clef brass edition; B♭ piano accomp. published separately)
4 David A. Stowell Strollin’: from Shining Brass, Book 1, (ABRSM: treble clef/bass clef brass edition; B♭ piano accomp. published separately)
5 Peter Graham Moscow or Paris: No. 1 or No. 2 from Cityscapes for B♭ Instrument (Gramercy Music: treble/bass edition)
6 Graham Lyons On Parade: No. 5 from The Really Easy Trumpet Book (Faber)
7 James Rae Cats on Patrol or Cucumber Dance (trumpet 1): from Trumpet Debut (Universal UE 21618: piano accomp. published separately, UE 21619)
8 Trad. American When the Saints: from The Magic Trumpet arr. Hare (Boosey & Hawkes)
9 Pam Wedgwood Hot Chilli: from Really Easy Jazzin’ About (Faber

List C
1 Don Blakeson Flingaling: No. 2 from Smooth Groove for Trumpet (Brass Wind)
2 Lizzie Davis Tiny Minuet: from Polished Brass, (Brass Wind: treble brass edition
3 Edward Gregson Step by Step or Little Minuet: No. 1 or No. 3 from 20 Supplementary Tunes for Beginner Brass (Brass Wind: treble brass edition)
4 Jock McKenzie Sizhu or Bakisimba: No. 2 or No. 4 from Dance to the Beat of the World, (Con Moto: treble brass edition
5 Peter Meechan One, Two, Three!: from Shining Brass, Book 1, (ABRSM: treble clef/bass clef brass edition
6 Philip Sparke Puppet’s Dance: from Shining Brass, Book 1, (ABRSM: treble clef/bass clef brass edition
7 Philip Sparke Lullaby or Marching Home: No. 6 or No. 7 from Skilful Studies for Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel Horn or Tenor Horn (Anglo Music AMP 098-401)

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