ABRSM Viola Grade 4 (2016-2019)

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 J.-L. Adam Hongroise: No. 6 from L’Alto classique, Vol. C arr. Classens (Combre P04438)
2 Anon. La nouvelle carel: from Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 arr. Bass and Harris (ABRSM)
3 Dittersdorf German Dance: No. 7 from Solos for the Viola Player arr. Doktor (G. Schirmer HL50490424)
4 Handel Gavotte: from Starters for Viola arr. Salter (ABRSM)
5 Handel How beautiful are the feet (from Messiah, HWV 56): from More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 arr. Lamb and Meredith (ABRSM)
6 Telemann Bourrée (viola to play in tuttis): 5th movt from Suite in D, arr. Bergmann and Forbes (Schott ED 10196)

List B
1 Haydn Poco adagio (from ‘Emperor’ Quartet): No. 19 from First Repertoire for Viola, Book 3 arr. Wilkinson and Hart (Faber)
2 Kuchynka Canzonetta (Recital Music RM086)
3 MacDowell To a Wild Rose, Op. 51 No. 1, arr. Birtel (Schott EDO 9908)
4 Seitz Andante cantabile: 2nd movt from Student Concerto in D (transposed to G), Op. 22 (Bärenreiter BA 8986)
5 Vaughan Williams Andante tranquillo (‘The Pride of Kildare’): No. 5 from Six Studies in English Folksong: from Solos for Young Violists, Vol. 4 (Alfred–Summy-Birchard 18750X) or Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folksong (Stainer & Bell H49: piano accomp. published separately, H47)
6 Verdi Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (from Nabucco): from More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 arr. Lamb and Meredith (ABRSM)

List C
1 Mary Cohen Magic Carpet Ride: No. 11 from Superstudies for Solo Viola, Book 2 (Faber)
2 Timothy Kraemer Happy (from Mood Swings): from More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 arr. Lamb and Meredith ABRSM)
3 Prokofiev March (from Musiques d’enfants, Op. 65): No. 17 from First Repertoire for Viola, Book 3 arr. Wilkinson and Hart (Faber)
4 Trad. English Sailor’s Hornpipe (observing repeats): No. 16 from First Repertoire for Viola, Book 3 arr. Wilkinson and Hart (Faber)
5 G. M. Rodriguez La Cumparsita (viola melody): from The Fiddler Playalong Viola Collection, arr. Huws Jones (Boosey & Hawkes)
6 John Williams Star Wars (Main Theme): from Classic Movie Instrumental Solos for Viola a, arr. Galliford, Neuburg and Edmondson (Alfred 35128)

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