ABRSM Viola Grade 7, 2020-2023

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

Grade 7 Scales
ABRSM Viola Scales Grades 6-8

Grade 7 Sight-reading
ABRSM Viola Specimen Sight-Reading, Grades 6-8

Grade 7 Aurals
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 7 (book only)
ABRSM Specimen Aural Tests, Grade 7 (book and CD)
ABRSM Aural Training in Practice, Grades 6-8 (book and CD)

Grade 7 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

LIST A
1 attrib. J. C. Bach Allegro molto ma maestoso, 1st movt from Cello Concerto in C minor, arr. Casadesus for Viola (Salabert)
2 J. S. Bach Gigue, from Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008, from Bach Six Cello Suites, trans. Rowland-Jones, (Peters) or trans. Forbes (Chester)
3 Bonporti Fantasia and Bizzarria, 3rd and 4th movts from Invenzione in B♭, Op. 10 No. 3), arr. Martos & Nagy, Bonporti: Two Inventions for Viola (Kunzelmann)
4 Caix d’Hervelois La Chambor (Allemande), trans. Marchet (IMC)
5 Grazioli 1st movt, from Sonata in F, arr. Marchet, (Stainer & Bell) or arr. Tertis, A Second Lionel Tertis Album (Weinberger)
6 Haydn Divertimento (3rd movt), trans. Piatigorsky Solos for Young Violists, Vol. 3 (Alfred)
7 Robin Ireland Classical,from Étude No. 3, Robin Ireland: Concert Etudes for Viola (Spartan Press)
8 Telemann Overture, 1st movt from Suite in D, viola to play in tutti, arr. Bergmann & Forbes, Telemann: Suite in D (Schott) [[Can’t fond this one]]
9 Vivaldi Largo and Allegro, 1st and 2nd movts from Sonata No. 4 in B♭, RV 45, trans. Primrose for Viola (IMC) [[Can’t find this edition]]
10 Weber Theme and Variations 1, 2 and 3, from Variationen über das österreichische Volkslied ‘A Schüsserl und a Reind’rl’, für Viola (Peters)

LIST B
1 Bloch Processional, from Meditation and Processional (G. Schirmer)
2 Bridge Pensiero, Bridge: Two Pieces for Viola (Stainer & Bell)
3 Coates Ballad, Op. 13, A Second Lionel Tertis Album (Weinberger)
4 Barbara Heller Sonnenhut, No. 10 from Klangblumen, (Schott)
5 Hensel Adagio, arr. Kalinowska & Kalinowsky for Viola (Furore Verlag) [[Two of these with differing prices. Can you check I’ve got the right one]
6 A. H. Hill Poem, A. H. Hill: Two Pieces for Viola (Stainer & Bell)
7 Rachmaninoff Vocalise (No. 14 from 14 Songs, Op. 34, trans. Silverthorne (Boosey & Hawkes) [[Can’t find this one]]
8 Schubert Adagio, 2nd movt from Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821, arr. von Wrochem for Viola (Bärenreiter) or arr. Doktor Solos for the Viola Player (G. Schirmer, with CD)
9 Schumann No. 1 from Märchenbilder, Op. 113 for Viola (Peters or Henle)
10 Tchaikovsky Passionate Confession, arr. Bullard More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 (ABRSM)

LIST C
1 Bartók An Evening in the Village, trans. Váczi Bartók: An Evening in the Village & Slovak Peasant’s Dance (Editio Musica Budapest) [[Can you check this is the right book?]]
2 Colin Cowles Blues Variations, for Viola (Spartan Press)
3 Dimitrescu Village Dance, arr. Szeredi-Saupe, Music for Viola III (Editio Musica Budapest) [[ This title is too general to search on, it brings up just about everything :-)]]
4 Genzmer Molto vivace e sempre marcato, 3rd movt from Sonatine for Viola (Peters)
5 Amanda Harberg Lullaby, No. 1 from For Sydney (Presser)
6 Hindemith Meditation for Viola (Schott)
7 Husa Elegie, 2nd movt from Suite for Viola, Op. 5, (AMP)
8 Bryan Kelly Allegro, 1st movt from Sonatina for Viola, (Spartan Press)
9 Kiel No. 3, from Drei Romanzen, Op. 69, (Kunzelmann or Musica Rara)
10 Vaughan Williams Prelude (No. 1 from Suite for Viola, Group 1) (OUP)

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