Trinity Guitar Exams 2020-2023 – Grade 5

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

Trinity Sight Reading Pieces Initial to Grade 5 (Trinity) TCL 015082

Trinity Aural Test Books Grades 1 to 5

Trinity Theory of Music Workbook Grade 5

Technical Work
Candidates prepare section 1 and either section 2 or section 3.

All requirements are in Trinity’s Guitar Scales, Arpeggios & Studies from 2016: Initial – Grade 5. (Trinity) TCL 015082

1. Technical Exercise (music may be used)
Technical exercise in F# minor (q = 126)

2. Scales & arpeggios
3. Studies (music may be used) — candidates prepare 1a or 1b, 2a or 2b, and 3a or 3b (three studies in total). Candidates choose one study to play first. Examiners then select one of the remaining two prepared studies to be performed.

1a Incognito or 1b Over the Moon [for tone and phrasing]
2a Mistral or 2b And So It Ends [for articulation]
3a Mare Nectaris or 3b All Barre One [for idiomatic elements]

Candidates perform a balanced programme of three pieces, chosen from the list below. A maximum of two duets (marked ?) may be played. An own composition may be played instead of one listed piece.

Pieces marked ? can be found in Trinity’s graded exam book Classical Guitar Exam Pieces 2020–2023: Grade 5 (Trinity) TCL019325

1. Brouwer, Omaggio a Tárrega no. 5, Nuevos estudios sencillos (Chester) CH64273
2. Carcassi, Etude no. 2 in A minor 25, Melodic and Progressive Studies op. 60 (Chanterelle) ECH0470
3. Cordero, El caminante, Pequeña Suite (Doberman) DO886
4. Cottam, Mariana, Zebramusic (ESG) 076
5. Daw, Inveraray Castle, ?
6. Dowland arr. Hegel, Preludium ?
7. Fellow, Stonehenge, Fingerfood Light (Schott) ED22598
8. Ferrer, Allegro moderato (no. 2 from Colección 2a), 24 estudios (Schott) GA569
9. Garcia, Etude no. 3: Flocon de neige, 25 études esquisses (Mel Bay) 95430
10. Giuliani, Allegretto (no. 3 from 24 prime lezioni progressive op. 139) ?
11. Giuliani, Allegro in C, The Guitarist’s Collection book 1 (Mayhew) 3611140
12. Guzman, Dedicatoria ?
13. Koshkin, Le pélerin, Raise the Bar Guitar: Grades 3–5 (Trinity) TCL016560
14. Lauro, El negrito, Raise the Bar Guitar: Grades 3–5 (Trinity) TCL016560
15. Lauro, La gatica, Two Venezuelan Waltzes (Universal) UE29173
16. Machado, Sambinha ?, Modinha Brasileira (Lemoine) HL24821
17. Montes, Stay, Nueve preludios azules (Trinity) TCL019110
18. De Murcia, Allegro, Prélude & Allegro (Eschig) ME6808
19. Norton arr. Nestor, Holidays ?
20. O’Carolan arr. Fiorentino, The Lament for Terence McDonough ?, Celtic Music for Classical Guitar (Carisch) ML2601
21. Pearson, Skater’s Waltz ?
22. Piazzolla arr. Ryan, Vuelvo al sur, Play Piazzolla (Boosey) M060119712
23. Ryan, Memories of Summer ?
24. Sagreras, Maria Luisa: Mazurka (from Tres piezas fáciles op. 19), Guitar Works: 48 Early Works & Transcriptions or First Repertoire for Solo Guitar book 2 (Chanterelle) ECH0883 or (Faber) 0571507395
25. Saumell, El pañuelo de Pepa ? ?
26. Smith, Immram, Atmospheres & Adventures (Trinity) TCL019127
27. Sor, Andante (no. 8 from 24 leçons progressives op. 31) ?
28. Sor, Andante (no. 21 from 24 petites pièces progressives op. 44), The Complete Studies for Guitar (Chanterelle) ECH0491
29. Stachak, Country Étude ?
30. Stachak, Irish Étude, Characteristic Études vol. 1 (Euterpe) EU1801

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