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) Anon. Hungarian Saltus hungaricus, arr. Pejtsik
A2) B. G. Marcello Allegro: fourth movement from Sonata in G, Op. 2 No. 6
A3) Giuseppe Chinzer Allegro: third movement from Sonatain G minor, Op. 1
B1) Margaret Hubicki Summer Song: No. 3 from Three Summer Sketches
B2) C. W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits: from Orfeo ed Euridice,
arr. Black & Harris
B3) Tchaikovsky Douce reverie: No. 21 from Album pour enfants, Op. 39,
C1) Howard Blake Dance of the Snowmen: No. 3 from The Snowman Suite, arr.
Legg & Gout
C2) Charles Collins & Fred W. Leigh My Old Man, arr. Legg & Gout
C3) Grieg Anitras dans: from Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op. 46, arr.