Trinity – Viola Grade 2, 2020-2023

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Viola Pieces for Grade 2
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

J S Bach, arr. Dodd, Gavotte (from Cello Suite no. 6), Viola Album, (Schott) ED10900
Bass, Edinburgh Walkways or London Walkways, Viola Walkways, (Piper) PPVA005
R R Bennett, Fives or Work Song, Up Bow, Down Bow, (Novello) NOV120514
Brahms, arr. Wilkinson & Hart, Waltz, op. 39 no. 16, First Repertoire for Viola book 2, (Faber) 0571512941
Byrd, arr. Nelson, Wolsey’s Wilde, Piece by Piece book 2, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060092640
Campagnoli, ed. Kreuz, Presto, no. 24 (duet – candidate plays top part), Select Studies for the Viola book 2, (Stainer) 7657B
Charpentier, arr. Gregory, Prelude, Vamoosh Viola book 2, (Vamoosh, piano accomp) VAM12
K & H Colledge, Cakewalk, Shooting Stars, (Boosey & Hawkes, viola part, book with CD, viola & piano) M060103452
K & H Colledge, The Ceilidh, Fast Forward, (Boosey & Hawkes, viola part, book with audio access, viola & piano) M060135439
Dancla, Chasse du jeune Henry, no. 17, 36 Melodious and Easy Studies, op. 84, (Schott) ED9981, 🎻
Handel, arr. Nelson, Gavotte (from Suite no. 14), Piece by Piece book 2, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060092640
Haydn/Mazas, ed. Kreuz, Andante, no. 21 (duet – candidate plays top part), Select Studies for the Viola book 1, (Stainer) 7657A
Holst, arr. Gregory, Jupiter, Vamoosh Viola book 2, (Vamoosh, piano accomp) VAM12
Holzer-Rhomberg, Mazurka, Fiedel-Max für Viola – Der grosse Auftritt vol. 3, (Holzschuh) VHR3832, piano accomp.
Kabalevsky, Night on the River, op. 27 no. 4, Viola Music for Beginners, (EMB) 14155
Martini, arr. Wilkinson & Hart, Gavotte, First Repertoire for Viola book 2, (Faber) 0571512941
Mazas, ed. Kreuz, Moderato, no. 26 (duet – candidate plays top part; ornamentation optional), Select Studies for the Viola book 1, (Stainer) 7657A
Nelson, Willow Water, Piece by Piece book 2, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060092640
Purcell, arr. Dodd, Rondeau (from The Fairy Queen), Viola Album, (Schott) ED10900
Rae, Big Chief Sitting Bull (part 1), Viola Debut, (Universal) UE21620
Rae, The Guv’nor, Play It Cool, (Universal) UE21369
Terzibaschitsch, Sicilienne, Violaträume, (Holzschuh) VHR3428
Thomas, Matthew’s March, Seven Easy Pieces, (Banks) MT112
Trad., arr. Huws Jones, Red-Haired Boy (duet or piano accomp), The Fiddler Playalong Viola Collection, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060117855
Trad., arr. Nelson, Mango Walk, Piece by Piece book 2, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060092640
Trad., arr. Waterfield & Beach, All the Pretty Little Horses or The Railroad Corral, O Shenandoah!, (Faber) 0571522890
Widger, Walking the Fingerboard, Viola Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Bow, (Spartan) SP406
Wilkinson & Bass, Banana Bay, Viva Viola!, (Faber) 0571512925

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