ABRSM Viola Grade 7 (2016-2019)

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 J. S. Bach Allemande: from Cello Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007: from Bach Six Cello Suites, trans. Rowland-Jones (Peters EP7489) or trans. Forbes (Chester CH01401)
2 J. S. Bach Allegro ma non tanto: 2nd movt from Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G, BWV 1027: from Bach Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba (Viola), BWV 1027–1029 (Bärenreiter BA5186 or Henle HN684)
3 Caix d’Hervelois La Chambor (Allemande), trans. Marchet (IMC 446)
4 Grazioli Andante: 1st movt from Sonata in F, arr. Tertis: from A Second Lionel Tertis Album (Weinberger)
5 Haydn Divertimento (3rd movt), trans. Piatigorsky: from Solos for Young Violists, Vol. 3 (Alfred–Summy-Birchard 18670X)
6 Telemann Recitativo and Arioso and Vivace: 3rd and 4th movts from Sonata in E minor for Viola da Gamba, TWV 41:e5 Telemann Two Sonatas for Viola da Gamba or Viola (Essercizii Musici) (Amadeus BP 0640) or Music for Viola 1, arr. Szeredi (Editio Musica Budapest Z.12846)

List B
1 Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 3 in F, arr. Forbes (observing repeats) (Peters EP 7725: published with Hungarian Dance No. 1)
2 Coates Ballad, Op. 13: from A Second Lionel Tertis Album (Weinberger)
3 Naumann Molto allegro con fuoco: No. 3 from Drei Fantasie-Stücke, Op. 5 (Amadeus BP 1328)
4 Schubert Adagio: 2nd movt from Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821, arr. von Wrochem(Bärenreiter BA5683). Also available as: No. 10 from Solos for the Viola Player, arr. Doktor (G. Schirmer HL50490424)
5 Sitt Mazurka, Op. 132 No. 2: from Solos for Young Violists, Vol. 3, (Alfred–Summy-Birchard 18670X)
6 Tchaikovsky Passionate Confession, arr. Bullard: from More Time Pieces for Viola, Vol. 2 , arr. Lamb and Meredith (ABRSM)

List C
1 Bartok An Evening in the Village, arr. Váczi (Editio Musica Budapest Z.5453: published with Slovak Peasant’s Dance)
2 Patsy Gritton Viva Barcelona!: No. 4 from Four Character Pieces (SJ Music D2006-2)
3 Hindemith Meditation (Schott ED 3684)
4 Julian Jacobson The Gothenburg Waltz (Waltz-Impromptu No. 1) (Bardic Edition BDE 114)
5 Bryan Kelly Allegro giocoso: 3rd movt from Sonatina (Spartan Press SP958)
6 Vaughan Williams Prelude: No. 1 from Suite for Viola, Group 1 (OUP)

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