Trinity – Viola Grade 8, 2020-2023

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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 8
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 8 Violin list. Pieces marked 🎻 must be unaccompanied

Group A
J S Bach, arr. Forbes, Prelude (1st movt from Suite no. 2 in D minor), The Solo Cello Suites arranged for Viola, (Chester) CH01401, 🎻
Beethoven, Romance in F, op. 50, Two Romances, op. 40 & op. 50, (Peters) EP2413
Beethoven, arr. Forbes, Theme and Variations (except nos. 2 & 4), 7 Variations on Mozart’s ‘Bei Männern’ from The Magic Flute, (Peters) EP7049
Boccherini, Largo and Allegro alla militaire (1st and 2nd movts from Sonata no. 3 in G), (IMC) 821
Bonporti, Lamentevole and Balletto (1st and 2nd movts from Invenzione sesta, op. 10 no. 6), Two Inventions for Viola, (Kunzelmann) GM1195
Brahms, Vivace (4th movt from Sonata in F minor, op. 120 no. 1), (Wiener) UT50015
Brunetti, Rondeau allegretto (3rd movt from Sonata in D), (Amadeus) BP2464
Chandoshkin, Rondo ‘La chasse’ (3rd movt from Concerto in C), Solos for Young Violists vol. 5, (Summy-Birchard) 18830X
Dimitrescu, Romanian Peasant Dance, op. 15 , Solos for Young Violists vol. 3, (Summy-Birchard) 18670X
L Fuchs, Any two of: Andante (no. 3), Giocoso (no. 4), Allegro piacevole (no. 5), Fifteen Characteristic Studies for Viola, (OUP) 9780193850125, 🎻
Handel, Allegro molto (3rd movt from Concerto in B minor), (Eschig) ME1311
Hoffmeister, ed. A Copland, Allegro con spirito (1st movt from Viola Concerto in B♭ major), (Schott) ED11247
Maconchy, Allegro deciso and Andantino (2nd and 3rd movts from Five Sketches for Viola), (Chester) CH55784, 🎻
Mazas, Short Detached Strokes and Octaves, no. 23, Etudes spéciales, op. 36 book 1, (Schirmer) GS26257, 🎻
Milhaud, Air and Final (3rd and 4th movts from Sonata no. 1), (Heugel) HE31119
Minsky, trans. Dalton, Like Crazy, Three American Pieces for Unacompanied Viola, (OUP) 9780193858459, 🎻
Mozart, arr. Szaleski, Theme with Variations (from Divertimento in D, K 334) (except nos. 3 & 5), (PWM) 6167
Stamitz, Rondeau (3rd movt from Concerto in B♭ major), (Schott) VAB29
Vaňhal, Allegro moderato (1st movt from Sonata in F, op. 5 no. 3), (Wollenweber) WW42

Group B
Berlioz, Serenade (3rd movt from Harold in Italy), (Bärenreiter) BA5457-90
Brahms, arr. Forbes, Hungarian Dance no. 1, Hungarian Dances nos. 1 & 3, (Peters) EP7725
Bridge, arr. Britten, There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook, (Thames) TH978297
R Clarke, Morpheus, (OUP) 9780193864368
Fauré, arr. Katims, Elegy, op. 24, (IMC) 896
Franck, Allegretto poco mosso (4th movt from Sonata in D), (Viola World) VWP100111
Ibert, arr. Neuberth, Aria, (Leduc) AL18041
Le Beau, Polonaise, Drei Stücke für Viola, op. 26, (Furore) 3220
Liszt, arr. Tertis, Liebestraum (Notturno no. 3), Lionel Tertis: The Early Years book 1, (Comus) 105
W Lloyd Webber, Allegro comodo (1st movt from Sonatina for Viola and Piano), (Stainer) H369
Milhaud, La Parisienne (no. 4 from 4 Visages), (Heugel) HE33329
Nardini, Allegro moderato (1st movt from Sonata in F minor), (IMC) 1894
Rivier, Allegro vivace e leggiero (3rd movt from Concertino for Viola), (Salabert) SLB5844
Schubert, Allegro moderato (1st movt from Sonata in A minor ‘Arpeggione’, D 821), (Bärenreiter) BA5683
Svendsen, Romance, (Peters) EP9016A
A R Thomas, Rainbow Bridge to Paradise, (Nimbus) NMP1044, 🎻
Villa-Lobos, arr. Primrose, Aria (from Bachianas Brasilieras no. 5), (Schirmer) GS22443
Wieniawski, arr. Arnold, Romanza (from Concerto no. 2, op. 22) , (Viola World) VWP100133

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