Trinity Clarinet – Initial Grade

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Clarinet Pieces for Initial Grade
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

Pieces marked ? can be found in Clarinet Initial Pieces 2017-2020

Group A
Dring, Evening Song ?
Harris, Pony Ride ?
Rae, Stillness ?
Trad., Scarborough Fair ?
Trad. Russian, The Birch Tree ?
Yarrow/Lipton, Puff the Magic Dragon ?
Brahms, Lullaby, Clarinet All Sorts Grades 1-3, (Trinity Faber) 0571521126
Dring, Jog Trot, Jack Brymer Clarinet Series 1 Elementary, (Weinberger) M570050833
Gibbons, The Silver Swan, Clarinet All Sorts Grades 1-3, (Trinity Faber) 0571521126
Harris, Liquorice Waltz or March of the Guinea Pigs, Clarinet Basics (Faber, pupils book, teachers book, pupils book & CD) 0571522823
Harris, Spanish Memory, Summer Sketches, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060081699
Haydn, Andante, Easy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, (Pan) PEM87
Lyons, A Story Book Waltz, Compositions, (Useful) U129 (for C Clarinet)/ U22 (for B♭ clarinet) 
Norton, Martial Arts, Microjazz 1, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060109096
Rae, Limelight Waltz, Clarinet Debut, (Universal) UE 21526
Rae, Rum Point, Play It Cool, (Universal) UE 21102
Sparke, Missing You, no. 5 or Russian Winter, no. 6, Starter Solos, (Anglo) AMP 151-400
Trad., Morning Has Broken, A Clarinettist’s Choice, (Fentone) F724
Trad., Song of the Volga Boatmen, First Book of Clarinet Solos, (Faber) 0571506283
Trad., When the Saints Go Marching In, What Jazz ‘n’ Blues Can I Play? Clarinet, (IMP) 4771A

Group B
Cleaton, Whistle While You Walk ?
Sparke, Across Chelsea Bridge ?
Trad. Sea Shanty, I’m Bound Away ?
Harris, Study no. 4 or no. 6 or no. 8, 80 Graded Studies book 1, (Faber) 0571509517
Lawrence, Russian Dance or Theme from 9th Symphony, Winners Galore, (Brass Wind) 0314
Lyons, No. 5, Clarinet Studies, (Useful) U30
Rae, Into the Wings, no. 6, 40 Modern Studies, (Universal) UE 19735
Rae, Off to the Match!, Mosaics Clarinet book 1, (Trinity) TG 009289
Rae, The Comfort Zone, Jazz Scale Studies Clarinet, (Universal) UE 21351
Rae, Windsor March, 38 More Modern Studies, (Universal) 21554
Sparke, Concorde, Starter Studies, (Anglo) AMP080401
Trad., Irish Lullaby, no. 7, 55 for Fun, (Fentone) F376
Trad., This Old Man or Row Your Boat, Top Tunes for Clarinet, (Mayhew) 3611182

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