ABRSM Viola Grade 5 (2016-2019)

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

Grade 5 Scales
ABRSM Viola Scales Grades 1-5

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

Grade 5 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 5 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

List A
1 J. S. Bach Gigue: from Cello Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007: from Bach Six Cello Suites, trans. Rowland-Jones (Peters EP 7489) or trans. Forbes (Chester CH01401)
2 Blavet Sicilienne: No. 1 from L’Alto classique, Vol. C, Classens (Combre P04438)
3 Daquin Rigaudon: No. 9 from L’Alto classique, Vol. C, Classens (Combre P04438)
4 Flackton Allegro moderato: 2nd movt from Sonata No. 4 in C minor, Op. 2 No. 8 (Schott ED 10957 )
5 Haydn Hungarian Rondo: from More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2, arr. Lamb and Meredith (ABRSM)
6 Telemann Gigue (viola to play in tuttis): 7th movt from Suite in D, arr. Bergmann and Forbes (Schott ED10196)

List B
1 Bridge Berceuse: from Four Pieces for Viola (Faber)
2 Finzi Carol (ignoring ossia): No. 3 from Five Bagatelles, trans. Leigh Jacobs (Boosey & Hawkes)
3 Mozart Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (from The Magic Flute): from Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 arr. Bass and Harris (ABRSM)
4 Reger Romanze, arr. Birtel (Schott ED 21220)
5 Rimsky-Korsakov Chanson indoue (Hindu Song): No. 2 from L’Alto classique, Vol. C, Classens (Combre P04438)
6 Schumann Dedication (Op. 25 No. 1): from More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 arr. Lamb and Meredith (ABRSM)

List C
1 Rebecca Clarke Chinese Puzzle: from Shorter Pieces for Viola (OUP )
2 Joplin The Entertainer: from Three Ragtimes arr. Birtel (Schott ED 20459)
3 Martinu Pierrot’s Serenade (from Puppets, Book 3): from Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 arr. Bass and Harris (ABRSM)
4 Noack First section only (observing DS but omitting Trio): from Heinzelmännchens Wachtparade (Flibbertigibbets), Op. 5 (Schott EDO 9793)
5 Prokofiev The Montagues and the Capulets (from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64): from More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 arr. Lamb and Meredith (ABRSM)
6 Trad. American Boston Fancy: No. 16 from Solos for the Viola Player arr. Doktor (G. Schirmer HL50490424)

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