ABRSM Trumpet Grade 8 (2017-2020)

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

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

Grade 8 Sight-reading
ABRSM Specimen Sight-Reading Tests for Trumpet and Treble Clef Brass, Grades 6-8

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. H. L. Clarke The Bride of the Waves for Trumpet or Cornet, arr. Brandenburg (Alfred TS0013)
2. Percy Code Zelda (Caprice) for Cornet (Boosey & Hawkes)
3. Glazunov Albumblatt (Belaieff BEL 508: B♭edition or Editions Marc Reift EMR 643: B♭/C edition)
4. Goedicke Concert Etude, Op. 49 (The Brass Press TP146a: B♭/C edition)
5. Haydn Allegro or Finale–Allegro: 1st or 3rd movt from Trumpet Concerto in E♭, Hob. VIIe/1 (Henle HN456
or Universal HM 223: B♭/E♭ edition)
6. J. N. Hummel Allegro con spirito or Rondo–Allegro: 1st or 3rd movt from Trumpet Concerto (Boosey & Hawkes: B♭ edition)
7. Mahler Posthorn Solo from Third Symphony, trans. Ostrander (Edition Musicus EM561)
8. Neruda Allegro (observing cadenza) or Vivace (observing cadenza): 1st or 3rd movt from Trumpet Concerto in E♭ (Musica Rara MR 1817 or Brass Wind: B♭/E♭ edition)
9. Tchaikovsky Ballet Suite: from Russian Roulette for Trumpet arr. Archibald (Brass Wind)
10. D. Wright Allegro (observing cadenza): 1st movt from Cornet Concerto (Studio Music)

List B
1. Abreu Tico Tico for Trumpet or Cornet, arr. Iveson (observing cadenza) (Brass Wind)
2. Kenny Baker Virtuosity for Trumpet or Cornet (observing cadenzas) (Studio Music)
3. Eric Ball Woodland Song for Flugelhorn or Cornet (observing cadenza) (G & M Brand)
4. Barat Andante et Scherzo (Leduc AL21324: B♭/C edition)
5. L. Bernstein Red, White and Blues: No. 6 from Contemporary Music for Trumpet (Boosey & Hawkes)
6. George Doughty Grandfather’s Clock (Air and Variations) (Wright & Round)
7. Edward Gregson In Memoriam – Dmitri Shostakovich (ending 3 bars after Fig. 39): 2nd movt from Trumpet Concerto (Novello NOV120579)
8. Joseph Horovitz Lento moderato: 2nd movt from Trumpet Concerto (Novello NOV890051)
9. Hubeau Spiritual: 3rd movt from Sonata for Trumpet (Durand: B♭/C edition)
10. Jock McKenzie Old Feet in New Dancing Shoes: from Soprano Supreme (Con Moto: E♭ edition)

List C
1. Arban Allegro in B or Allegro in G minor: No. 9 or No. 10 from 14 Studies for Cornet (Boosey & Hawkes).
Also available in Arban Cornet Method (Boosey & Hawkes)
2. J. S. Bach, arr. Piper Study in D minor or Study in E: No. 6 or No. 9 from The Well-Tempered Player (Winwood Music)
3. Derek Bourgeois Slow Waltz or Allegro: No. 4 or No. 8 from Fantasy Pieces for Trumpet (Brass Wind)
4. P. M. Davies Sonatina for Solo Trumpet (complete) (fluttertonguing optional): No. 4 from Contemporary Music for Trumpet (Boosey & Hawkes)
5. Jock McKenzie Krivo Horo or Rock: from Rhythms of Life (Con Moto: treble clef brass edition)
6. Philip Sparke Georgia’s Gigue or Threes, Fives and Sevens: No. 18 or No. 26 from Super Studies for Trumpet Cornet, Flugel Horn or Tenor Horn (Anglo Music AMP 114-401)
7. Benjamin Frank Vaughan Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon): from Ar y Mynydd Prydferth Cymreig for Cornet in B♭ (Stainer & Bell H494)
8. Allen Vizzutti Polka: from 20 Dances for Trumpet (De Haske)

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