ABRSM Viola Grade 2 (2016-2019)

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

Grade 2 Scales
ABRSM Viola Scales Grades 1-5

Grade 2 Sight-reading
ABRSM Viola Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 1-5

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)

Grade 2 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

List A
1 J. S. Bach Rondeau (from Orchestral Suite in B minor, BWV 1067): from More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 1 arr. Lamb and Meredith (ABRSM
2 J. S. Bach Minuet No. 1: No. 15 from Suzuki Viola School, Vol. 1 (Alfred–Summy-Birchard 0241S: piano accomp.
published separately, 0245S
3 Charpentier Prelude (from Te Deum): No. 24 from Viola Time Runners (OUP: piano accomp.
published separately
4 J.-F. Dandrieu Les bergers rustiques: No. 11 from First Repertoire for Viola, Book 2 arr. Wilkinson and Hart (Faber)
5 G. B. Martini Gavotte: No. 1 from First Repertoire for Viola, Book 2 arr. Wilkinson and Hart (Faber)
6 Playford The Twenty-Ninth of May (from The Dancing Master): from Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 1 arr. Lamb and Meredith (ABRSM

List B
1 Katherine and Hugh Colledge Snake Charmer: No. 21 from Fast Forward for Viola (Boosey & Hawkes)
2 Edward Jones Glwysen (The Fairest One) (viola melody): from The Fiddler Playalong Viola Collection arr. Huws Jones (Boosey & Hawkes)
3 Mozart Theme from Andante grazioso (from Piano Sonata in A, K.331): from Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 1 arr. Lamb and Meredith (ABRSM
4 Schumann The Happy Farmer: No. 18 from Suzuki Viola School, Vol. 1 (Alfred–Summy-Birchard 0241S: piano accomp.
published separately, 0245S
5 J. Strauss II Emperor Waltz, Op. 437: from More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 1 arr. Lamb and Meredith (ABRSM
6 Trad. North American Simple Gifts: from O Shenandoah! for Viola arr. Waterfield and Beach (Faber)

List C
1 Kathy and David Blackwell Mean Street Chase: No. 20 from Viola Time Runners (OUP: piano accomp.
published separately
2 Katherine and Hugh Colledge The Ceilidh: No. 20 from Fast Forward for Viola (Boosey & Hawkes)
3 Offenbach Galop infernal (observing 1st repeat): No. 13 from First Repertoire for Viola, Book 2 arr. Wilkinson and Hart (Faber)
4 Stravinsky Shrove-Tide Fair Themes (from Petrushka): from More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 1 arr. Lamb and Meredith (ABRSM
5 Trad. American Old Joe Clark: from O Shenandoah! for Viola arr. Waterfield and Beach (Faber
6 Trad. Scottish Mrs McLeod’s Reel (viola melody): from The Fiddler Playalong Viola Collection (Boosey & Hawkes)

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