ABRSM Viola Grade 4, 2020-2023

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

Grade 4 Scales
ABRSM Viola Scales Grades 1-5

Grade 4 Sight-reading
ABRSM Viola Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 1-5

Grade 4 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 4-5 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grades 4-5 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 4-5 (book and CD)

Grade 4 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

LIST A
1 Anon. Chanson favorite d’Henri IV, arr. Bass & Harris Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
2 Dittersdorf German Dance, arr. Doktor Solos for the Viola Player (G. Schirmer)
3 Flackton Siciliana, 3rd movt from Sonata No. 4 in C minor, Op. 2 No. 8 (Schott)
4 B. Marcello Allegretto, 4th movt from Sonata in E minor, for Viola, trans. Marchet (Stainer & Bell)
5 B. Marcello Allegretto, arr. Slokar & Luy B. Marcello: Adagio–Largo–Allegretto (Editions Marc Reift)
6 Mouret Rondeau (from Premier suite de fanfares), arr. Lamb & Meredith More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
7 Purcell Rondeau, from Abdelazar, for Viola, arr. Arkell (Fentone)
8 Rameau Riguadon, trans. Applebaum String Festival Solos for Viola, Vol. 2 (Alfred, piano accompt.)
9 Rieding Allegro moderato, 1st movt from Concerto in B minor, Op. 35, trans. Sassmannshaus Bärenreiter)
10 Tchaikovsky March (from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a), arr. Nelson Piece by Piece 2 for Viola (Boosey & Hawkes) [[there appears to be two identical books listed. is this the right one?]]

LIST B
1 Timothy Baxter Idyll New Pieces for Viola, Book 2 (ABRSM)
2 Handel How beautiful are the feet (from Messiah, HWV 56), arr. Lamb & Meredith More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
3 Verdi Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (from Nabucco), arr. Lamb & Meredith More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
4 Haydn Poco adagio (from ‘Emperor’ Quartet), arr. Wilkinson & Hart First Repertoire for Viola, Book 3 (Faber)
5 MacDowell To a Wild Rose (No. 1 from Woodland Sketches, Op. 51), arr. Birtel, MacDowell: To a Wild Rose, Op. 51/1 (Schott) or Classical Highlights for Viola (Schott)
6 J. P. E Martini Plaisir d’amour, arr. Maganini Concert Album for Viola (Edition Musicus)
7 Schubert The Trout, Op. 32, D. 550, arr. Bass & Harris Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
8 Schumann Träumerei (No. 7 from Kinderscenen, Op. 15), arr. Loy Viola Music for Beginners (Editio Musica Budapest)
9 Tartini Sarabanda, arr. Loy Viola Music for Beginners (Editio Musica Budapest)
10 Shostakovich Romance (from The Gadfly, Op. 97), arr. Otty (SJ Music)

LIST C
1 Baratto Paprika (Csárdás) for Viola (Editions Marc Reift)
2 Timothy Baxter Alla greco New Pieces for Viola, Book 2 (ABRSM)
3 Farrés Quizás, quizás, quizás, arr. Huws Jones viola melody The Fiddler Playalong Viola Collection (Boosey & Hawkes)
4 G. M. Rodríguez La cumparsita, arr. Huws Jones viola melody The Fiddler Playalong Viola Collection (Boosey & Hawkes)
5 Gardel Por una cabeza, arr. Lamb & Meredith More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
6 Patsy Gritton Drama Queen, No. 3 from Character Pieces, Book 2, (SJ Music)
7 Leonardi Capriccio Polka Viola Recital Album, Vol. 4 (Bärenreiter)
8 Prokofiev March (from Musiques d’enfants, Op. 65), arr. Wilkinson & Hart First Repertoire for Viola, Book 3 (Faber)
9 Philip Sparke March of the Toy Soldiers, No. 3 from Super Solos, for Viola (Anglo Music)
10 John Williams Cantina Band (from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), arr. Galliford, Neuburg & Edmondson Classic Movie Instrumental Solos for Viola (Alfred)

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