Please use the links below to find the titles recommended in the Trinity College Exam Syllabus:
Clarinet Pieces for Grade 8
Three pieces are to be played, two pieces from group A and one piece from group B, to form a balanced programme. Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition (see page 13). One E♭ clarinet or bass clarinet item may be selected.n
Pieces marked ? can be found in Clarinet Grade 8 Pieces 2017-2020
Bernstein, Sonata, 2nd movt: Andantino ?
Brahms, Sonata in Eb, op. 120 no. 2, 1st movt: Allegro amabile ?
Horovitz, Sonatina, 3rd movt ?
Lyons, Sonata for Clarinet & Piano, 4th movt ?
Poulenc, Sonata, 3rd movt ?
Weber, Concerto no. 1 in F minor, op. 73, 1st movt: Allegro ?
Arnold, Clarinet Concerto no. 2, 3rd movt, (Faber) 0571506224
Arnold, Sonatina, 1st movt: Allegro con brio, (Lengnick) AL1000
Bowen, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, 1st movt: Allegro moderato, (Emerson) E166
Brahms, Sonata in F minor, op. 120 no. 1, 1st movt: Allegro appassionato, (Wiener Urtext) UT 50015
Cooke, Sonata in B♭, 1st movt or 2nd movt, (Novello) NOV120130
Crusell, Concerto no. 3 in B♭, op. 11, 1st movt: Allegro risoluto, (Universal) UE18267
Finzi, Fughetta, from Five Bagatelles op. 23, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060030253
Grovlez, Sarabande & Allegro [complete], (Leduc) AL21268
McCabe, Fantasy, no. 3, from Three Pieces for Clarinet, (Novello) NOV120135
Mendelssohn, Sonata in Eb, Adagio and Allegro moderato, (Bärenreiter) BA8151
Milhaud, Sonatine, 1st movt, (Durand) DF 11512
Mozart, Concerto K. 622, 1st movt: Allegro or 3rd movt: Rondo-Allegro [A or B♭edition], (Bärenreiter) BA4773-90 (Clarinet in A) / BA4773-38 (Clarinet in B♭)
Muczynski, Time Pieces, op. 43, 1st movt, (Presser) 114-40410
Pierné, Andante Scherzo, (Billaudot) CC2421
Rota, Sonata in re, 1st movt, (Ricordi) NR133179
Saint-Saëns, Sonata, op. 167, 4th movt: Molto allegro, (Durand) DF01006300
Spohr, Concerto no. 1 in C minor, op. 26, 3rd movt: Rondo, (Peters) EP2098a
Weber, Grand Duo Concertant, op. 48, 1st movt, (Peters) EP3317
Weiner, Peregi Verbunk [complete], (EMB) Z460
Jacob, Scherzo and Trio ?
Stravinsky, No. 3 (from Three Pieces for Clarinet) ?
Uhl, Study no. 16 ?
Arnold, Fantasy, (Faber) 0571500293
J S Bach, trans. Giampieri, Corrente, no. 8, from 21 Pieces for Clarinet, (Ricordi) ER2621
R R Bennett, Sonatina for Solo Clarinet, 1st movt, (Novello) NOV120549
Berkeley, No. 3, from Three Pieces for Clarinet, (Chester) CH55492
Cavalinni, No. 13 or no. 16, from 30 Caprices for Clarinet, (Ricordi) ER1202
Harris, Sonata de Camera, 2nd and 3rd movts, (Queens Temple) QT2
Harvey, I Got Rhythm, from Three Etudes on Themes of Gershwin, (Emerson) E177
Kovács, Hommage a M. de Falla, (Edition Darok) EDL2103
Matthews, Actaeons, no. 3, from Three Roman Miniatures, (Faber) 0571565328
Mayer, Raga Music, nos. 1, 3, 6 and 7, (Lengnick) AL03958
Paubon, Lifar from Soliloques, (Billaudot) G 5205 B
Rae, No. 31: Nasty! or No. 33: Sassaiolo or No. 37: Mr Pritchard’s Bad Hair Day, from Mosaics Clarinet book 2, (Trinity) TG 009296
Rae, Hocus Pocus, no. 38, from 38 More Modern Studies, (Universal) UE21554
Roxburgh, Waters on a Starry Night, no. 2, from Wordsworth Miniatures, (UMP) M224404128
Shaw, No. 2 or no. 4, from Artie Shaw’s Jazz Technic Book 2 – 14 Clarinet Etudes, (Warner) 00-EL9502
Thurston, Zoltán Kodály Galánta Dances, no. 14, from Passage Studies for B♭ Clarinet book 3, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060028212
Uhl, Study no. 2, from 48 Studies book 1, (Schott) KLB 12
Debussy, Syrinx, (Emerson) E700
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