The ABRSM Cello syllabus for 2020-2023 offers teachers and students more
choice than ever before, with new features that will appeal to learners at all
grades. The repertoire lists have been refreshed and are organised in a
revised structure which moves away from lists devised solelyby period of
composition and instead concentrates more on the style of the music. There is
also a focus on cross-string teaching at the lower grades, with some of the
same pieces being set for multiple instruments.
The Cello Exam Pieces books bring together, for the first time, a selection of
nine pieces from the syllabus at Grades 1-5, covering lists A, B and C.
Meticulously edited and presented, these volumes comprise rich and varied
repertoire from which to create an exciting programme for anexam or concert.
Each volume also includes helpful footnotes and syllabus information.
Audio recordings of the nine pieces in each book are available for Grades 1-5
on CD as part of the Score, Part & CD editions.
A1) Adam Carse Minuet: from The Fiddler’s Nursery, trans. Max
A2) Henry Purcell Come, ye Sons of Art, arr. Black & Harris
A3) Trad. English Parson’s Farewell: from The English Dancing Master,
B1) Lionel Bart As long as he needs me: from Oliver!, arr. Iles
B2) Ludwig Lebell Ballade: No. 7 from Eight Very Easy Pieces
B3) Trad. Irish Down by the salley gardens, arr. Bullard
C1) Joseph Barbera, William Hanna & Hoyt Curtin The Flintstones, arr. Iles
C2) Mihaly Hajdu Allegro: No. 2 from Two Pieces
C3) Trad. Irish Staten Island, arr. Bullard