Trinity – Violin Grade 8, 2020-2023

Trinity College LogoPlease 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 4 to 8

Trinity Aural Test books Grades 6 to 8

Violin Pieces for Grade 8
Candidates must perform a balanced programme of three pieces, chosen from the list below or a piece from either group on the Grade 8 Scottish Traditional Fiddle list (maximum of one) or an own composition. A maximum of one unaccompanied or Scottish traditional fiddle item may be played and no more than one duet may be played. One piece may be played on viola with a piece selected from the Viola Grade 8 list. Pieces must be by at least two composers.

The pieces below marked 📚 can be found in Violin Exam Pieces 2020–2023: Grade 8

Group A
1. J S Bach, Allegro, 4th Movt from Sonata No. 4, BWV 1017 📚
2. J S Bach, Allegro Assai, 3rd Movt from Concerto In E, BWV 1042 (Peters)
3. J S Bach, Giga, from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1001–1006, Three Sonatas And Three Partitas for Solo Violin, BWV 1001–1006 (Bärenreiter) (Unaccompanied)
4. Baltzar, Divisions On A Ground (John Come Kiss Me Now), Raise The Bar Violin: Grades 6–8 (Trinity) (Unaccompanied)
5. Beethoven, Rondo, 3rd Movt from Sonata No. 1 In D, Op. 12 No. 1, Violin Sonatas Vol. 1 (Peters)
6. Finzi, ed. Little, Hornpipe Rondo, from Violin Concerto, The Boosey & Hawkes Violin Anthology (Boosey & Hawkes)
7. Granados, Rondalla Aragonesa, No. 6 from Danzas Españolas 📚
8. Haydn, Allegro Moderato, 1st Movt from Concerto No. 2 In G, Hob Viia/4 (Without Cadenza) (Peters)
9. Haydn, Presto, 3rd Movt from Violin Concerto In C, Hob Viia:1 📚
10. Kabalevsky, Allegro Molto E Con Brio, 1st Movt from Violin Concerto In C, Op. 48 (Peters)
11. Mozart, Allegro Vivace, 1st Movt from Sonata In C, Kv 296, Violin Sonatas Vol. 2 (Wiener)

Group B
1. Alwyn, Allegro E Grazioso, 1st Movt from Sonatina 📚
2. Chaminade, Romanza, No. 2 from Trois Morceaux, Op. 31 📚
3. De Falla, Danza Rituelle Du Feu, from El Amor Brujo (Chester)
4. Elgar, Bizarrerie, Raise The Bar Violin: Grades 6–8 (Trinity)
5. Grieg, Allegretto Espressivo Alla Romanza, 2nd Movt from Sonata No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 45 (Peters)
6. Kodály, Adagio (EMB)
7. Suk, Un Poco Triste, Four Pieces, Op. 17 Vol. 2 (Simrock)
8. Wieniawski, Romanze, from Violin Concerto No. 2, Raise The Bar Violin: Grades 6–8 (Trinity)
9. Williams, Remembrances, Three Pieces from Schindler’s List (MCA)
10. Wilson, Elegy For Solo Violin (Unaccompanied) 📚

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