ABRSM Viola Grade 1, 2020-2023

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

Grade 1 Scales
ABRSM Viola Scales Grades 1-5

ABRSM Viola Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 1-5

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)

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

LIST A
1 Kathy & David Blackwell Patrick’s Reel Viola Time Joggers (OUP book with CD, Viola accompt., piano accompt.)
2 Byrd La Volta (from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book), arr. Lamb & Meredith More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
3 J. Clarke Minuet, arr. Brodszky Early Music for Viola (Editio Musica Budapest)
4 Losy Bourrée, arr. Brodszky Early Music for Viola (Editio Musica Budapest)
5 Katherine & Hugh Colledge Polka Dots, No. 15 from Waggon Wheels, for Viola (Boosey & Hawkes)
6 Handel Menuet (from Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351), arr. Salter Starters for Viola (ABRSM)
7 Purcell Rigadoon, arr. Nelson with repeat, Piece by Piece 1 for Viola (Boosey & Hawkes)
8 Trad. Dance to your daddy, arr. Nelson Piece by Piece 1 for Viola (Boosey & Hawkes)
9 Suzuki Allegretto, trans. Preucil & arr. Stuen-Walker Suzuki Viola School, Vol. 1 (Alfred, book, with CD, Vol 1&2 piano accompt, Vol 1&2 book with CD)
10 Trad. English London Bridge, arr. Sparke Starter Solos for Viola (Anglo Music)

LIST B
1 Beethoven Hymn to Joy (from Symphony No. 9), arr. Wilkinson & Hart First Repertoire for Viola, Book 1 (Faber)
2 Kathy & David Blackwell Rocking Horse Viola Time Joggers (OUP book with CD, Viola accompt., piano accompt.)
3 Katherine & Hugh Colledge Full Moon, No. 22 from Waggon Wheels, for Viola (Boosey & Hawkes)
4 Katherine & Hugh Colledge On the Wing, No. 25 from Waggon Wheels, for Viola (Boosey & Hawkes)
5 Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 (from Op. 39), arr. Lamb & Meredith More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
6 Eleanor Murray & Sebastian Brown Melody, No. 3 from Tunes for my Viola (Boosey & Hawkes)
7 Christopher Norton Hebridean Song, upper note optional in b. 21, No. 11 from Microjazz for Starters, for Viola (Boosey & Hawkes)
8 Rodgers & Hammerstein Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music), arr. Davey, Hussey & Sebba, Abracadabra Viola (Third Edition) (Collins Music, book, with CD, piano accompt.)
9 Philip Sparke Modal Melody Starter Solos for Viola (Anglo Music)
10 Trad. Scottish Skye Boat Song, arr. K. & D. Blackwell , String Time Starters for Viola (OUP, pupils book, teachers book)

LIST C
1 Mary Cohen Rumba, upper part, No. 3 from Dance Duets, for Viola (Faber)
2 Thomas Gregory Fiery Fiddler with repeats, Vamoosh Viola, Book 1 (Vamoosh)
3 Jim Henson & Sam Pottle Muppet Show Opening, arr. Lawrance Winners Galore for Viola (Brass Wind, piano accompt.)
4 Edward Huws Jones Hen-Coop Rag, trans. Lamb & Meredith More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
5 Alan Menken & Ashman Under The Sea (from The Little Mermaid), arr. Lamb & Meredith More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 1 (ABRSM)
6 Sheila Nelson Flag Dance, Piece by Piece 1 for Viola (Boosey & Hawkes)
7 Christopher Norton Popular Song, No. 14 from Microjazz for Starters, for Viola (Boosey & Hawkes)
8 Trad. What shall we do with the drunken sailor?, arr. Scott Play it Again for Viola (Faber)
9 Trad. American Pick a Bale of Cotton, upper part, arr. K. & D. Blackwell Viola Time Runners (OUP, book with CD, viola accompt, piano accompt.)
10 Trad. American Yankee Doodle, arr. Sparke Starter Solos for Viola (Anglo Music)

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