Trinity Timpani Exams: 2017-2019

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Aural
Trinity Aural Test books Grades 1 to 5
Trinity Aural Test books Grades 6 to 8

Pieces
Two pieces are to be played, freely chosen from the list below, to form a balanced programme. At least one accompanied piece must be performed. Pieces published with an accompaniment are indicated with an asterisk (*). Pieces published with an accompaniment must not be played unaccompanied. Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition

Percussion Teacher’s Book: Ensembles & Accompaniments: containing extra ensemble parts for group teaching and a CD of all piano accompaniments. (Trinity) TG 006370

Grade 1 Pieces
Barratt, Alpenstock*, or Kettle Waltz* or Pick Up Your Sticks!*, Bravo! Percussion book 1 (Boosey) BH4300133
Faulkner, Day Out* or Ländler* or Lazy and Long* or Spiky and Short*, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG005656
Obradovic/Faulkner, Basically Beethoven*, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656

Grade 1 Study. Candidates should prepare the following study:
Obradovic/Faulkner Grade 1 Study, from, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656

Grade 2 Pieces
Alan, Twilight Outrider*, 1st Recital Series for Timpani (Curnow, piano accomp) CMP0852-03-400
Barratt, Classical Minuet* or Fanfare* or March Past Kiev*, Bravo! Percussion book 1 (Boosey) BH4300133
Barratt, Schmaltzy Waltz*, Bravo! Percussion book 2 (Boosey, piano accomp – Ad Lib.) BH4300134
Bartlett, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square or See–Saw or Waltz of Sorts, Play Percussion: 50 Short Pieces for Timpani (UMP) M2244-00052
Faulkner, Hi Five!* or Jiggity Jig* or On Parade*, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 05656
Rossini, William Tell*, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656

Grade 2 Study. Candidates should prepare the following study:
Obradovic/Faulkner, Grade 2 Study, from, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656

Grade 3 Pieces
Barratt, Bravura*, Bravo! Percussion book 1 (Boosey) BH4300133
Barratt, Flight Past* or Rolling By*, Bravo! Percussion book 2 (Boosey, piano accomp – Ad Lib.) BH4300134
Bartlett, Enjoy the Trip(let)!, Percussion World — Timpani (Trinity)
Bartlett, 6 Syncopate or Gimme Five! or Pocketful o’ Paradiddles, Play Percussion: 50 Short Pieces for Timpani (UMP) M2244-00052
Faulkner, May Dance* or Troika Tune* or Gopak*, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656
Kendle, Nimble Stix, Percussion World — Timpani (Trinity)
Muczynski Movement no. 2, Three Designs for Three Timpani, Solos for the Percussion Player (Schirmer) GS33209
Slawson, Beat Four Hits the Floo or Gut Buster, Dynamic Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 39038

Grade 3 Study. Candidates should prepare the following study;
Obradovic/Faulkner, Grade 3 Study, from, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656

Grade 4 Pieces
Barratt, Burlesca*, Bravo! Percussion book 2 (Boosey, piano accomp – Ad Lib.) BH4300134
Bartlett, Roll Up, Roll Down!, Play Percussion: 50 More Short Pieces for Timpani (UMP) M2244-00052
Bartlett, Sweet Sixteenths, Percussion World — Timpani (Trinity)
Bomhof, Ballad, no. 5, Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Faulkner, Circus Polka*, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656
Faulkner, Music for a Solemn Occasion*, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) G 005656
Joplin, Maple Leaf Rag*, 1st Recital Series for Timpani (Curnow, piano accomp.) CMP0852-03-400
Kendle, Galop, Percussion World — Timpani (Trinity)
Slawson, Different Strokes, Dynamic Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 39038

Grade 4 Study. Candidates should prepare the following study;
Obradovic/Faulkner, Grade 4 Study, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656

Grade 5 Pieces
Bartlett, Faintly Funky or Take Your Time, Play Percussion: 50 Short Pieces for Timpani (UMP) M2244-00052
Bomhof, Tripletude, no. 6 or Changing Meters I, no. 7, Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Faulkner, My Homeland*, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656
Muczynski, No. 1 or no. 3, 3 Designs for Three Timpani (Schirmer) GS35357
Obradovic/Faulkner, Blues*, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656
Tcherepnin, Sonatina, 3rd or 4th movt* [version for 3 timpani], Solos for the Percussion Player (Schirmer) GS33209
Whaley, Statement for Timpani (Meredith)
Woud, Study no. 1 or Study no. 4, Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

Grade 5 Study. Candidates should prepare the following study;
Obradovic/Faulkner, Grade 5 Study, from, Pieces and Studies for Timpani Grades 1–5 (Trinity) TG 005656

Grade 6 Pieces
Bartlett, Paradiddle Fiddle! or Tango Timpano or Where’s the Downbeat?!, Play Percussion: 20 Short Solos for Timpani (UMP) M2244-00755
Bomhof, Dancing Timpani, no. 8 or March, no. 9 or Memory no. 10, Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Caroll, Misterioso or Variations, Exercises, Etudes and Solos for Timpani (Batterie) BT1500
Hext, Mischievous March*, Percussion World — Timpani (Trinity)
O’Reilly, Primeval Dance, Solos for the Percussion Player (Schirmer) GS33209
Rabbio, Solo II or Solo VIII, Contest & Recital Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 37480
Slawson, Tamale Timbales, Dynamic Solos for Timpani (Alfred) 39038
Woud, Study no. 7 or Study no. 8, Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

Grade 6 Study. Candidates should prepare the following study;
Woud, Study no. 10, Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP 00991775-401

Grade 7 Pieces
Bartlett, Fourths, of course!, Play Percussion: 20 Short Solos for Timpani (UMP) M2244-00755
Bomhof, Changing Meters II, no. 12 or Happiness, no. 14 or Gracious no. 15, Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Caroll, Prelude, Exercises, études and solos for timpani (Batterie) BT1500
Evans, Shades of Bartók (Southern Percussion)
Fink, Sonatina, Solo book for Timpani vol. 2 (Simrock) EE2868
Hext, (Trinity) Variations*, Percussion World — Timpani (Trinity)
Ridout, Sonatina for Timpani — Movement 1 or Movement 3 (Boosey) BH4300039
Woud, No. 5 or No. 17, The Timpani Challenge — 30 Performance Studies (Pustjens)
Woud, Study no. 18 or Study no. 20, Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

Grade 7 Study. Candidates should prepare the following study;
Woud, Study no. 12, Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

Grade 8 Pieces
Beck Any two movements from Sonata for Timpani (Boston) BMC13776
Bomhof, Eightnology no. 16 or Changing Meters III, no. 17 or Performing Timpani no. 18, Solo Pieces for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0970888-401
Carter, Saëta, Solos for the Percussion Player (Schirmer) GS33209
Frock, Beguine and Samba, Seven Solo Dances for the Advanced Timpanist (Hal Leonard) HL03770400
Hext, Dialogues*, Percussion World — Timpani (Trinity)
Ukena, No. II Funk (Hal Leonard) HL03775549
Woud, No. 23, The Timpani Challenge — 30 Performance Studies (Pustjens)
Woud, Study no. 22 or Study no. 25, Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

Grade 8 Study. Candidates should prepare the following study;
Woud, Study no. 29, Symphonic Studies for Timpani (De Haske) DHP0991775-401

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