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 6 to 8
Orchestral Extracts required for the technical exam can be found in Orchester Probespiel: Viola
Viola Pieces for Grade 6
Candidates perform a balanced programme of three pieces, chosen from the list below. 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. One piece may be played on violin, chosen from the Grade 6 Violin list Pieces marked 🎻 must be unaccompanied
J S Bach, Andante (3rd movt from Gamba Sonata in D major, BWV 1028), Three Gamba Sonatas, BWV 1027-1029, (Henle) HN684
J S Bach, arr. Forbes, Bourrée 1 (5th movt from Suite no. 4 in Eb) or Menuetto 1 & 2 (from Suite no. 1 in G), The Solo Cello Suites arranged for Viola, (Chester) CH01401, 🎻
Bohm, Moto Perpetuo, Suzuki Viola School vol. 5, (Summy-Birchard) 0249SX, piano accomp.
Bonporti, Bizzarria (4th movt from Invenzione terza, op. 10 no. 3), Two Inventions for Viola, (Kunzelmann) GM1195
Caix d’Hervelois, arr. Preucil, La Milanese (no. 1) or Tambourin and Gavotte (nos. 4 and 6) (from Suite in A), Suzuki Viola School vol. 7, (Summy-Birchard) 0493, piano accomp.
Cohen, Sarabande with Variations, Technique Takes Off!, (Faber) 0571514197, 🎻
Fiocco, Allegro, (Viola World) VWP015
Flackton, Allegro (2nd movt from Sonata in G major, op. 2 no. 6), (Schott) ED10115
Gritton, Presto for Frankie, Character Pieces book 3, (S J Music) D2006-2
Handel, ed. Pilkington, Andante larghetto and Allegro (1st and 2nd movts from Sonata in G minor, op. 1 no. 6), (Stainer) H244
Leclair, arr. Classens, Tambourin, L’Alto classique vol. C, (Combre) P04438
Marais, La Matelotte and Le Basque (nos. 3 and 4 from Four French Dances), Suzuki Viola School vol. 5, (Summy-Birchard) 0249SX, piano accomp.
Marcello, 1st and 2nd movts (from Sonata in E minor), (IMC) 2382
Marcello, arr. Preucil, Largo and Allegro (1st and 2nd movts from Sonata in G), Suzuki Viola School vol. 5, (Summy-Birchard) 0249SX, piano accomp.
Mazas, The Broad Stroke, no. 2 or Various Bowings, no. 17, Etudes spéciales, op. 36 book 1, (Schirmer) GS26257, 🎻
Mendelssohn, arr. Forbes, Song Without Words, op. 38 no. 2, Chester Music for Viola, (Chester) CH00817
Telemann, arr. Preucil, Presto (4th movt from Concerto in G), Suzuki Viola School vol. 4, (Summy-Birchard) 0244S, piano accomp.
Vivaldi, trans. Bársony & Nagy, Allegro (3rd movt from Concerto in G minor, RV 417), (EMB) 12616
R R Bennett, The Czar of Muscovy, Six Country Dances, (Novello) NOV090750
Brahms, arr. Tertis, Minnelied, Lionel Tertis: The Early Years book 1, (Comus) 105
Bridge, Élégie, Four Pieces for Viola and Piano, (Faber) 0571513271
R Clarke, Lullaby, p. 2, Shorter Pieces for Viola and Piano, (OUP) 9780193865990
Debussy, arr. Arnold, Rêverie, (Viola World) VWP119
Elgar, arr. Arnold, Chanson de nuit, op. 15 no. 1, Chanson de matin & Chanson de nuit, (Novello) NOV120854
Glazunov, arr. Ginot, Sérénade espagnole, op. 20, (Jobert) JJ06589
Gritton, Jazz-Dance, Character Pieces book 3, (S J Music) D2006-2
B Hummel, Andante sostenuto (2nd movt from Little Suite for Viola & Piano, op. 19c), (Simrock) M221108579
Ireland, arr. Tertis, The Holy Boy, Lionel Tertis: The Early Years book 2, (Comus) 106
Le Beau, Träumerei, Drei Stücke für Viola, op. 26, (Furore) 3220
Marais, L’Agréable (no. 1 from Four French Dances), Suzuki Viola School vol. 5, (Summy-Birchard) 0249SX, piano accomp.
Reger, arr. Werdin, Scherzo, no. 4, Six Pieces, op. 47, (Doblinger) 03589
Schumann, Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck (4th movt from Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures), op. 113), (Peters) EP2372,
Sibelius, arr. Hermann, Valse triste, op. 44 no. 1, (Breitkopf) EB2284
Sitt, Moderato or Andante sostenuto or Allegro (1st or 2nd or 3rd movt from Album Leaves, op. 39), Solos for Young Violists vol. 4, (Summy-Birchard) 18750X
Stravinsky, arr. Forst, Dance of the Princesses (from The Firebird), (Musicus) M887
Tertis, Sunset, Lionel Tertis: The Early Years book 1, (Comus) 105
Vaughan Williams, Carol (from Group 1), Suite for Viola and Orchestra, (OUP) 9780193694057
Vaughan Williams, arr. Forbes, Fantasia on Greensleeves, (OUP) 9780193593015
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