ABRSM Viola Grade 8, 2020-2023

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

Grade 8 Scales
ABRSM Viola Scales Grades 6-8

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

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

Grade 8 Pieces
One piece must be chosen from each of Lists A, B and C:

LIST A
1 J. S. Bach Prelude, from Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008, from Bach Six Cello Suites, trans. Rowland-Jones, (Peters) or trans. Forbes (Chester)
2 J. S. Bach Vivace, 1st movt from Sonata No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029, J. S. Bach: Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba (Viola), BWV 1027–1029 (Bärenreiter or Henle)
3 Grazioli 2nd and 3rd movts, from Sonata in F, arr. Marchet (Stainer & Bell) or arr. Tertis, A Second Lionel Tertis Album (Weinberger)
4 Handel Allegro, 3rd movt from Concerto in B♭, trans. Arnold (Viola World)
5 Hoffmeister Rondo, 3rd movt from Concerto in D) (Peters or Henle)
6 Schubert Sonata Movement, D. 471, arr. Forbes for Viola (Stainer & Bell)
7 A. Stamitz Rondeau, 3rd movt from Concerto in B, (Schott)
8 Telemann Adagio (Dolce) and Allegro, 1st and 2nd movts from Fantasia No. 7 in A♭, TWV 40:20, Telemann: 12 Fantasias For Unaccompanied Viola (Viola World) or Telemann: 12 Fantaisies, TWV 40:14–40:25 (Billaudot)
9 Telemann Lento and Allegro, 1st and 2nd movts from Cello Sonata in D, TWV 41:D6, trans. Vieland (IMC)
10 Zelter Allegro con fuoco, 1st movt from Concerto in E♭, (Kunzelmann)

LIST B
1 Berlioz Sérénade, 3rd movt from Harold en Italie, arr. Macdonald (Bärenreiter)
2 Bloch Meditation from Meditation and Processional (G. Schirmer)
3 Brahms Andante un poco adagio, 2nd movt from Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1, Brahms: Two Sonatas, Op. 120 (Peters or Henle)
4 Fauré Elégie, Op. 24, trans. Katmis (IMC) or arr. SzerediSaupe Music for Viola III (Editio Musica Budapest)
5 Glazunov Elégie, Op. 44 (Belaieff or Henle)
6 Joachim No. 3 from Hebräische Melodien, Op. 9 for Viola (IMC or Breitkopf & Härtel)
7 Nikolay Kapustin Largo, 2nd movt from Sonata for Viola, Op. 69 (Schott)
8 Mendelssohn Adagio: Allegro, 1st movt from Sonata in C minor (IMC or Henle)
9 Tchaikovsky Melodia, No. 3 from Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42, arr. Ducrocq for Viola (Billaudot)
10 Villa-Lobos Aria (Cantilena), from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, arr. Primrose for Viola (AMP)

LIST C
1 Leroy Anderson Fiddle-Faddle, arr. Arnold Leroy (Viola World)
2 A. Beach Mazurka, No. 3 from Three Pieces, Op. 40, trans. Grant (Spartan Press)
3 N. Boulanger Pièce no. 3 en C+ mineur, from Trois pièces, trans. Leduc (Leduc)
4 Britten Reflection (Faber)
5 Rebecca Clarke Morpheus (OUP)
6 Husa Marciale, 3rd movt from Suite for Viola, Op. 5 (AMP)
7 Robin Ireland Metre Change Study 1, from Étude No. 9, Robin Ireland: Concert Etudes for Viola (Spartan Press)
8 Reger Molto vivace, 4th movt from Suite No.1 in G minor, Op. 131d) Reger: Three Suites for Solo Viola, Op. 131d (Peters)
9 Rimsky-Korsakov The Bumble-Bee, arr. Szeredi-Saupe Music for Viola III (Editio Musica Budapest)
10 Vaughan Williams Christmas Dance, No. 3 from Suite for Viola, Group 1)(OUP)

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