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) Jacques Aubert Forlane: from La reine des Peris, Act III, arr.
A2) Beethoven Contredanse: No. 3 from 12 contredanses, WoO 14, arr.
A3) Anon. Musette, BWV Anh. II 126, arr. Blackwell
B1) Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg Over the Rainbow: from The Wizard of
Oz, arr. Galliford & Neuberg
B2) Rainer Mohrs Arietta 2015
B3) Tchaikovsky Melodie antique francaise: No. 16 from Album pour
enfants, Op. 39, arr. Blackwell
C1) Kathy & David Blackwell Wild West
C2) Pam Wedgwood Hungarian Stomp: No. 2 from Jazzin’ About
C3) Monty Norman The James Bond Theme, arr. Iles