Trinity – Viola Initial Grade, 2020-2023

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Trinity Scales and Arpeggios – Grades Initial to 8

Trinity Sight reading Grades 1 to 8

Trinity Aural Test books Grades 1 to 5

Viola Pieces for Initial Grade
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 đŸŽ» must be unaccompanied

Arbeau, arr. K & D Blackwell, Sword Dance (viola I part), String Time Starters, (OUP) 9780193411531
K & D Blackwell, City Lights or Daydream or Happy Go Lucky or Rhythm Fever or Rowing Boat (duet or piano accomp), Viola Time Joggers, (OUP, book with CD, Viola accomp., piano accomp.) 9780193221178
K & D Blackwell, More Mini Mozart, no. 68 (candidate plays theme then chooses one of the rhythm variations), Viola Time Starters, (OUP) 9780193365827
Cobb & Yandell, Bossy Boots or Clockwork Clown or On the Ranch or Sad Smile, Take Your Bow: Viola, (Trinity) TCL018052
Cohen, Rockets to the Rescue, Superstudies for Viola book 1, (Faber) 0571514227, đŸŽ»
K & H Colledge, Oom-pah Band or See-saw, Stepping Stones, (Boosey & Hawkes, viola part only, viola and piano) M060087424
K & H Colledge, Waterfall, Waggon Wheels, (Boosey & Hawkes, Book with CD, or with audio access) M060135521
Hand, Lazy River (slurs not required), Progressive Pieces for Viola, (Schott) ED11259
Lumsden & Wedgwood, Jungle Footprints (scream optional), Jackaroo, (Faber) 057152169X
Lumsden & Wedgwood, Strong Iguanodon, Jurassic Blue, (Faber) 0571521797
Nelson, I Am a River, The Essential String Method book 2, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp.) M060105081
Nelson, Jonathan Rat or Lullaby or Rainy Day or Sail in a Pail, Right from the Start, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060074660
Terzibaschitsch, Der Kuckuck, ViolatrÀume, (Holzschuh) VHR3428
Trad., arr. Cohen, Li’l Liza Jane, Bags of American Folk, (Faber) 0571534171, đŸŽ»
Trad., arr. Davey, Merrily We Roll Along, Abracadabra Viola, (A & C Black, book only, book with CD, piano accomp) 9781408114582
Trad., arr. Gregory, Old MacDonald or The Grand Old Duke of York, Vamoosh Viola book 1, (Vamoosh, piano accomp) VAM11,
Trad., arr. Nelson, Drink to Me Only, Piece by Piece book 1, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060092626
Trad., arr. Nelson, French Folk Song or Moravian Carol, The Essential String Method book 2, (Boosey & Hawkes, piano accomp) M060105081
Trad., arr. Sassmannshaus, Pit a Pat Rain (solo or duet), Viola Recital Album vol. 1, (BĂ€renreiter) BA8990
Trad., arr. Terzibaschitsch, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, ViolatrÀume, (Holzschuh) VHR3428
Wohlfahrt, arr. Nelson, Polka, Piece by Piece book 1, (Boosey & Hawkes) M060092626

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