ABRSM Viola Grade 8 (2016-2019)

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 Allemande and Courante: from Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: from Bach Six Cello Suites, trans. Rowland-Jones, (Peters EP7489) or trans. Forbes (Chester CH01401)
2 J. S. Bach Vivace: 1st movt from Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029: from Bach Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba, (Bärenreiter BA5186 or Henle HN684)
3 Beethoven Theme and Variations: 6th movt from Notturno, Op. 42, arr. Primrose (omitting Var. 1 and observing Marcia) (Schott ED10091)
4 Boccherini Moderato: 1st movt from Sonata in C minor (Schott VAB 46)
5 Hoffmeister Rondo: 3rd movt from Concerto in D (Peters EP9857 or Henle HN739)
6 A. Stamitz Rondeau: 3rd movt from Concerto in B♭ (Schott VAB 29 )
7 Telemann Siciliana and Vivace: 1st and 2nd movts from Fantasia No. 9 in E minor: from Telemann 12 Fantasias for Unaccompanied Viola, arr. Arnold (Viola World VWP100188)

List B
1 Brahms Vivace: 4th movt from Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1 (Peters EP3896 or Henle HN988)
2 Coates First Meeting (Souvenir): from A Lionel Tertis Album (Weinberger)
3 Glazunov Élégie, Op. 44 (Belaieff BEL 200 or Henle HN 1241)
4 Jansa Cantilène, Op. 84 (Amadeus BP 1762 or Schott BSS 53719)
5 Nedbal Romantisches Stück, Op. 18 (Doblinger DOBL 3579)
6 H. Ritter Pastorale and Gavotte, Op. 32 No. 1: from Solos for Young Violists, Vol. 4 (Alfred–Summy-Birchard 18750X)
7 Tchaikovsky Nocturne, Op. 19 No. 4, arr. Davis and Borisovsky (IMC 536)

List C
1 Leroy Anderson Fiddle-Faddle, arr. Arnold (Viola World VWP100210)
2 Bloch Affirmation: 3rd movt from Suite Hébraïque (G. Schirmer GS28608 )
3 Rebecca Clarke Untitled: from Shorter Pieces for Viola (OUP)
4 Finzi Fughetta: No. 5 from Five Bagatelles, trans. Leigh Jacobs (Boosey & Hawkes)
5 Gordon Jacob Dance: from Air and Dance (starting at b. 54): from Solos for Young Violists, Vol. 4 (Alfred–SummyBirchard 18750X)
6 W. Lloyd Webber Vivo: 3rd movt from Sonatina (Stainer & Bell H369)
7 Vaughan Williams Galop (observing cadenza): No. 3 from Suite for Viola, Group 3 (OUP)

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