ABRSM Viola Grade 6, 2020-2023

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

Grade 6 Scales
ABRSM Viola Scales Grades 6-8

Grade 6 Sight-reading
ABRSM Viola Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 6-8

Grade 6 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 6 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 6 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 6-8 (book and CD)

Grade 6 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

LIST A
1 J. S. Bach Menuet 1 and Menuet 2, from Cello Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007, trans. Rowland-Jones or trans. Forbes J. S. Bach: Six Cello Suites (Peters or Chester)
2 Caix d’Hervelois La marche du Czar, arr. Classens L’Alto classique, Vol. C (Combre)
3 Leclair Tambourin, arr. Classens L’Alto classique, Vol. C (Combre)
4 Handel Andante larghetto and Allegro ,1st and 2nd movts from Sonata in G minor, Op. 1 No. 6, trans. Pilkington (Stainer & Bell)
5 Robin Ireland Allegro, from Étude No. 2, starting at b. 39, Robin Ireland: Concert Etudes for Viola (Spartan Press)
6 Kalliwoda Notturno No. 2, from Six Nocturnes, Op. 186 for Viola, (Peters) or Concert Pieces for Viola (Bärenreiter)
7 Senaillé Allegro, 2nd movt from Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 No. 9, arr. Morgan (Stainer & Bell)
8 Telemann Allegro, 2nd movt from Sonata in A minor, TWV 41:a6, for Viola (Schott) or Telemann: Two Sonatas for Viola da Gamba or Viola (Essercizii Musici) (Amadeus)
9 Telemann Allegro (2nd movt from Concerto in G, TWV 51:G9) (Bärenreiter)
10 Vivaldi Allegro (1st movt from Concerto in G minor, RV 417), arr. Bársony & Nagy (Editio Musica Budapest)

LIST B
1 Albéniz Tango (No. 2 from España, Op. 165), arr. Classens L’Alto classique, Vol. C (Combre)
2 Brahms Andante (from String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18), arr. Lamb & Meredith More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)
3 Rebecca Clarke Lullaby P. 2 from Rebecca Clarke: Shorter Pieces for Viola (OUP)
4 Fauré Berceuse, Op. 16, arr. Sassmannshaus Concert Pieces for Viola (Bärenreiter)
5 Viotti Andante, arr. Ritter Concert Pieces for Viola (Bärenreiter)
6 Joachim No. 1 from Hebräische Melodien, Op. 9, lower 8ve optional in bb. 58–59 Joachim: Hebrew Melodies for Viola, Op. 9 (IMC or Breitkopf & Härtel)
7 Mendelssohn Song without Words, Op. 38 No. 2, arr. Forbes, P. 11 from Chester Music for Viola (Chester)
8 Schubert Ave Maria, Op. 52 No. 6, arr. Birtel, Classical Highlights for Viola (Schott)
9 Schumann No. 4, from Märchenbilder, Op. 113, for Viola (Peters or Henle)
10 Schweikert Romanze, trans. La-Deur, Schweikert: Romanze for Cello (Violin/Viola) (Furore Verlag)

LIST C
1 A. Beach Berceuse, No. 2 from Three Pieces for Viola, Op. 40, trans. Grant (Spartan Press)
2 Beethoven Rondo, for Viola, WoO 41, arr. Forbes (Schott)
3 R. R. Bennett The Czar of Muscovy, No. 6 from Six Country Dances, arr. Jacobs for Viola (Novello)
4 C. Dancla Fantasia – La Cenerentola, Op. 86 No. 7, trans. Barber Solos for Young Violists, Vol. 2 (Alfred)
5 Patsy Gritton Presto for Frankie, No. 2 from Character Pieces, Book 3 (SJ Music)
6 A. H. Hill Novelette with repeat A. H. Hill: Two Pieces for Viola (Stainer & Bell)
7 B. Hummel Presto, 3rd movt from Kleine Suite, Op. 19c (Simrock)
8 Pascal Proust Avril (De Haske)
9 Vaughan Williams Carol (No. 2 from Suite for Viola, Group 1) (OUP)
10 Weill & Brecht Mack the Knife (from The Threepenny Opera), arr. Reiter, More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)

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