Trinity – Viola Grade 5, 2020-2023

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Viola Pieces for Grade 5
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. Forbes, A Merry Tune (from the Peasant Cantata, BWV 212), Baroque Pieces for Viola and Piano, (OUP) 9780193564640
J S Bach, arr. Forbes, Gigue (from Suite no. 1), The Solo Cello Suites arranged for Viola, (Chester) CH01401, 🎻
J S Bach, arr. Preucil, Gavotte in G minor, Suzuki Viola School vol. 3, (Summy-Birchard, viola part, piano accomp.) 0243S
Bernstein, I Feel Pretty, West Side Story Instrumental Solos: Viola, (Boosey & Hawkes) M051106493
Bridge, Berceuse or Cradle Song, Four Pieces for Viola and Piano, (Faber) 0571513271
Chapple, For Latin Lovers, Composers Series 7: First Collection for Viola and Piano, (Bosworth) BOE005033
Dvorák, arr. Preucil, Humoresque, Suzuki Viola School vol. 3, (Summy-Birchard),viola part, piano accomp.) 0243S,
Elgar, arr. Klengel, Sospiri, op. 70, (Breitkopf) EB4436
Fauré, arr. Birtel, Après un rêve, op. 7 no. 1, (Schott) ED9962
Flackton, Siciliana and Variations (3rd and 4th movts from Sonata no. 4 in C minor, op. 2 no. 8), (Schott) ED10957
Gluck, arr. Arnold, Melody (from Orfeo), (Viola World) VWP017
Gluck, arr. Doktor, Gavotte (from Don Juan), First Solos for the Viola Player, (Schirmer) GS33133
Granados, arr. Forbes, Spanish Dance no. 5: Andaluza, Popular Pieces, (OUP) 9780193566125
Handel, arr. Arnold, 1st movt (from Concerto in B♭), (Viola World) VWP079
Haydn, arr. Piatigorsky, Divertimento (3rd movt), Solos for Young Violists vol. 3, (Summy-Birchard) 18670X,
B Hummel, Allegro (1st movt from Little Suite for Viola & Piano, op. 19c), (Simrock) M221108579
B Hummel, Allegro maestoso or Finale-Toccata (1st or 3rd movt from Sonatina no. 2 for Viola & Piano, op. 52b), (Simrock) M221108555
B Hummel, Maestoso (1st movt from Sonatine no. 1 for Viola & Piano, op. 35b), (Simrock) M221100320
Johns, Midnight Blue (omit piano intro), (Broadbent & Dunn) 12403
Joplin, arr. Cowles, Fig Leaf Rag or The Chrysanthemum, Ragtime Favourites, (Fentone) F854
Méhul, arr. Doktor, Romance, Solos for the Viola Player, (Schirmer) GS32926
Prokofiev, arr. Forst, Kijé’s Wedding (from Lieutenant Kijé Suite, op. 60), (Musicus) M696
Purcell, Canzonet, Airs and Dances, (PWM) 6168
Shostakovich, arr. Otty, Romance (from The Gadfly), (S J Music) D1990-4
Tchaikovsky, arr. Forbes, Humoreske, op. 10 no. 2, Popular Pieces, (OUP) 9780193566125
Tchaikovsky, Waltz, First Solos for the Viola Player, (Schirmer) GS33133
Telemann, Courante (from Suite in D major), (Schott) ED10196
Trad., arr. R Clarke, I’ll Bid My Heart Be Still, Shorter Pieces for Viola and Piano, (OUP) 9780193865990
Trad., arr. Doktor, Boston Fancy, Solos for the Viola Player, (Schirmer) GS32926
Trad. Spiritual, arr. Doktor, Were You There?, Solos for the Viola Player, (Schirmer) GS32926
Vivaldi, arr. Klengel, Giga, op. 2 no. 2, Classical Pieces for Viola vol. 2, (Peters) EP3853B

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