Please use the links below to find the titles recommended in the Trinity College Exam Syllabus:
Trinity Scales and Arpeggios – Grades Initial to 8
Trinity Sight reading Grades 1 to 8
Trinity Aural Test books Grades 1 to 5
Viola Pieces for Grade 1
Candidates perform a balanced programme of three pieces, chosen from the list below. Only one duet may be chosen. Only one unaccompanied piece may be chosen. Pieces by at least two composers must be played. An own composition may be played instead of one listed piece. Pieces marked ?must be unaccompanied
Althaus, arr. Sassmannshaus, March of the Little Soldiers (solo or duet), Viola Recital Album vol. 1, (Bärenreiter) BA8990
Arlen, arr. Davey, We’re Off to See the Wizard, Abracadabra Viola, (A & C Black, book only, book with CD, piano accomp) 9781408114582
Beethoven, arr. Gregory, Ode to Joy, Vamoosh Viola book 1, (Vamoosh, piano accomp) VAM11
K & D Blackwell, Rocking Horse (duet or piano accomp), Viola Time Joggers, (OUP, book with CD, Viola accomp., piano accomp.) 9780193221178
Cobb & Yandell, Busy Bee, Take Your Bow: Viola, (Trinity) TCL018052
Cohen, Blast Off! or Rocking Rowboats, Superstudies for Viola book 1, (Faber) 0571514227, ?
Cohen, Puttin’ on the Blue Check Shirt, Bags of American Folk, (Faber) 0571534171, ?
Hand, Song of the Norsemen (slurs not required), Progressive Pieces for Viola, (Schott) ED11259
Handel, arr. K & D Blackwell, Finale (from The Water Music) (duet or piano accomp), Viola Time Runners, (OUP, book with CD, viola accomp., piano accomp.) 9780193221185
Huws Jones, Back-Scratcher or Purry Slurry, Ten O’Clock Rock, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) M060097928
Lumsden & Wedgwood, Clever Compsognatus, Jurassic Blue, (Faber) 0571521797
Nelson, On the Ice or Promenade, Piece by Piece book 1, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060092626
Norton, Popular Song or Snooker Table, Microjazz for Starters, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060082573
Rodgers, arr. Davey, Edelweiss, Abracadabra Viola, (A & C Black, book only, book with CD, piano accomp) 9781408114582
Terzibaschitsch, Marsch der Gänse, Violaträume, (Holzschuh) VHR3428
Thomas, Simon’s Song, Seven Easy Pieces, (Banks) MT112
Trad., arr. Cohen, Home on the Range, Bags of American Folk, (Faber) 0571534171, ?
Trad., arr. Davey, Summer Is Icumen In, Abracadabra Viola, (A & C Black, book only, book with CD, piano accomp) 9781408114582
Trad., arr. Gregory, Clown Dance, Vamoosh Viola book 2, (Vamoosh) VAM12, piano accomp.
Trad., arr. Huws Jones, Nyth y Gwcw (The Cuckoo’s Nest) (duet – candidate plays easy viola part, teacher plays viola melody), The Fiddler Playalong Viola Collection, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060117855
Trad., arr. Nelson, Dance to Your Daddy, Piece by Piece book 1, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060092626
Trad., arr. Waterfield & Beach, Land of the Silver Birch, O Shenandoah!, (Faber) 0571522890
Widger,Over the Bridge, Viola Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Bow, (Spartan) SP406
Wilkinson & Bass, Computer Games, Viva Viola!, (Faber) 0571512925
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