Trinity – Viola Grade 4, 2020-2023

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Viola Pieces for Grade 4
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, trans. Rowland-Jones, Bourrée I (from Cello Suite no. 3 in C, BWV 1009), 6 Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012, (Peters) EP7489, 🎻
Bartók, trans. Károly, Slovak Peasant’s Dance, An Evening at the Village & Slovak Peasant’s Dance, (EMB) 5453
R R Bennett, All in a Garden Green, Six Country Dances, (Novello) NOV090750
Bizet, arr. Lanning, Farandole (from L’Arlésienne Suite no. 2), The Classic Experience, (Cramer) CRA90536
A Clarke, arr. Otty, Avelette, Four Love Songs, (S J Music) D1992-3
Cohen, Magic Carpet Ride, Superstudies for Viola book 2, (Faber) 0571514510, 🎻
Copland, Ching-a-Ring Chaw (from Old American Songs, Set 2), Copland for Viola, (Boosey & Hawkes) M051490561
Corelli, arr. Kreuz, Tempo a piacere, no. 4, Select Studies for the Viola book 3, (Stainer) 7657C, 🎻
Dancla, Thème varié de l’Oratorio ‘Judas Maccabaeus’, no. 30, 36 Melodious and Easy Studies, op. 84, (Schott) ED9981, 🎻
Donaldson, arr. Huws Jones, Makin’ Whoopee, The Fiddler Playalong Viola Collection, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060117855
Dvorák, ed. Arnold, Scherzo (3rd movt from Sonatina, op. 100) (scherzo only – not trio), (Viola World)
Elgar, arr. Lanning, Chanson de matin, op. 15 no. 2, The Classic Experience, (Cramer) CRA90536
Ellington, arr. Harrison, It Don’t Mean a Thing, Amazing Solos: Viola, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060094156
Gardel, arr. Gregory, Tango por una Cabeza, Vamoosh Viola book 3, (Vamoosh, piano accomp.) VAM13
Gounod, arr. Classens, Ave Maria, L’Alto classique vol. B, (Combre) P03580
B Hummel, Andante cantabile (2nd movt from Sonatina no. 2 for Viola & Piano, op. 52b), (Simrock) M221108555
Mozart, arr. Harrison, Allegro, Amazing Solos: Viola, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060094156
Purcell, Sarabande & Hornpipe, Airs and Dances, (PWM) 6168
Rameau, arr. Nelson, Rigaudon 1 and 2, Keytunes I, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060071157, piano accomp. Rodríguez, arr. Huws Jones, La Cumparsita, The Fiddler Playalong Viola Collection, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060117855,
Rubinstein, arr. Classens, Mélodie, L’Alto classique vol. C, (Combre) P04438
Saint-Saëns, arr. Wilkinson & Hart, L’éléphant, First Repertoire for Viola book 3, (Faber) 057151295X
D Scarlatti, arr. Forbes, Sonata, Kp 34, Baroque Pieces for Viola and Piano, (OUP) 9780193564640
Schubert, arr. Nelson, Ballet Music (from Rosamunde), Keytunes I, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) M060071157
Tchaikovsky, arr. Nelson, March (from The Nutcracker Suite), Piece by Piece book 2, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060092640
Trad., arr. K & D Blackwell, Afton Water, Solo Time for Viola book 2, (OUP) 9780193513297
Vaughan Williams, arr. Barber, Spurn Point and Young Henry the Poacher, Solos for Young Violists vol. 4, (Summy-Birchard) 18750X

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