Trinity Jazz Clarinet – Grade 5

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Trinity Scales and Arpeggios – Grades Initial to 8
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Trinity Aural Test books Grades 1 to 5

Clarinet Pieces for Grade 5
Three pieces are to be played, two pieces from group A and one piece from group B, to form a balanced programme. One or two of these must be a piece containing improvisation, which is indicated with an asterisk (*). Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition.

Group A
Buttall, Eclogue [without suggested optional solo], (Saxtet) 319
Cullen, Parachuting, no. 2, 13 Ways of Getting There, (Schott) ED 12846
Desmond, Take Five, Take Ten for Clarinet and Piano, (Universal) UE 19736
Ellington, Sophisticated Lady, Take Ten for Clarinet and Piano, (Universal) UE 19736
Gorb, Side Street Blues, Up Front Album for Clarinet, (Brass Wind) 0306
Gumbley, Heading West, Cops, Caps and Cadillacs, (Saxtet) 306
Harvey, Stomping Stella or Backgarden Blues, Jazzy Clarinet 2, (Universal) UE 19361
Harvey, HappiJazz, Three Harveynian Showpieces, (Reedimensions) RD 033
L’Estrange, Wanna Walk with Me?* (with improv.), Jazz Sessions — Clarinet, (Faber)
Ledbury, In the Pink, Jazzed Up Too for Clarinet, (Brass Wind) 1306
Miles, Bathwater Blues, Creative Variations vol. 1, (Camden) CM181
Miles/Wilson, Mystique* (p. 14, CD track 8) or Question and Answer Revisited* (p. 35, CD track 26), The Scales Wizard, (Camden) CM187
Mower, Flat Fives*, Musical Postcards for Clarinet, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Mower, That’s Enough of That!, Not The Boring Stuff, (Itchy Fingers) IFP029
Norton, Hot Potato or Puppet Theatre, The Microjazz Clarinet Collection 2, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Pogson, South Sea Bubble, The Way To Rock, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Rae, Last, but not Least*, Jazz Zone — Clarinet, (Universal) UE 21031
J Wilson, Blues for Joseph*, Creative Variations vol. 1, (Camden) CM181
J Wilson, Module 5: A or B or C*, Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation, (Trinity) GSM 10547

Group B
Gumbley, Lift Off or The Escalator, Solo Flight, (Brass Wind) 2303
Holcombe, Goin’ to See the Man or Neon Nights, 12 Intermediate Jazz Studies, (Musicians Pubs) JE007
Lyons, Study no. 36, Clarinet Studies, (Useful) U30
R Purcell, Sold as Seen or Suck It and See, Scaling the Heights, (Astute) AM24211
Rae, Street Moves, no. 19, Style Workout for Solo Clarinet, (Universal) UE 21301
Rae, No. 13, Track and Field, (Reedimensions) RD047
Rae, No. 44 or no. 47 or no. 48 or no. 49, Jazz Clarinet Studies, (Faber) – Formerly no. 58 or no. 61 or no. 62 or no. 63 from Progressive Jazz Studies for B♭ Clarinet: Easy Level. (Faber) Candidates may use either edition.
J Wilson, Blue Funk or 7ths in Swing, Times Ten: Jazz Studies for Clarinet, (Camden) CM152

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