Trinity Guitar Exams – Grade 1

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

Sight reading pieces Initial to Grade 3

Guitar Scales Initial to Grade 5

Trinity Aural Test books Grades 1 to 5

Pieces
Three pieces are to be played, at least one from each group, to form a balanced programme. Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition. A maximum of two duets (marked ?) may be played. If duets are chosen, the accompaniment must be played in the exam.

Pieces marked ? are included in the Trinity Repertoire books for this grade

Group A
Anon. (Italian 17th C), Balletto, ?
Küffner, Andantino op. 80, ?
Mozart, Theme from The Magic Flute, ?
Sagreras, arr. Cracknell, Marcha, ??
Trad. American, arr. Sollory, Cape Cod Girls, ??
Trad. Spanish, arr. Sollory, Inés, ?
Longworth & Walker, Café Rico, Guitar Basics Workouts, (Faber) 0571536883
Ryan, Snake in a Basket, Scenes for Guitar book 1, (Camden) CM260
Sollory, The Moon on the Water, Jooby Tunes, (Camden) CM243, ?
Trad. Japanese, arr. Sollory, Akita Obako, Songs from the East, (Camden) CM268

Group B
Norman, arr. Powlesland, James Bond Theme, ?
Powlesland, Spellbound, ?
Rak, Un après-midi d’été (Summer Afternoon), ?
Searle, Old York, ??
Sollory, Mona Lisa, ?
Trad. Brazilian, Samba Olé, ?
Trad. South American, Tutú Marambá, ?
Longworth & Walker, It’s So Calypso Good, Guitar Basics Repertoire, (Faber) 0571536875
Mourat, Swing en La, Facilissimo, (Transatlantiques) EMT1676
Nuttall, Rocky Road, On the Way, (Countryside) CTY007
Powlesland, Paradise Island, The Real Guitar Book vol. 3, (Camden) CM245
Trad. Brazilian, arr. Rivoal, Nesta Rua, Chansons et Danses d’Amérique Latine vol. A, (Lemoine) HL25161, ?
Tromp, Metamorphosis, String Fingers, (XYZ)1211

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