The ABRSM Violin 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 Violin Exam Pieces books feature a selection of nine pieces from the
syllabus at Grades 1-8, covering lists A, B and C. Meticulously edited and
presented, these volumes comprise rich and varied repertoirefrom which to
create an exciting programme for an exam or concert. Each volume also includes
helpful footnotes and syllabus information.
Audio recordings of the nine pieces in the book are available for Grades 1-8
on CD as part of the Score, Part & CD editions.
A1) Haydn German Dance: No. 8 from 12 German Dances, Hob. IX:10, arr.
A2) Trad. Welsh Y Delyn Newydd, arr. Blackwell
A3) Peter Martin Hornpipe: No. 2 from Little Suite No. 3
B1) Bartok Round Dance: No. 17 from For Children, Vol.1, arr. Davies
B2) Beethoven Ode to Joy: from Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, fourth movement,
B3) Trad. Scottish Skye Boat Song, arr. Gritton
C1) Neil Mackay Tango: No. 2 from Four Modern Dance Tunes
C2) Trad. What shall we do with the drunken sailor?, arr. Bullard
C3) Robert & Richard Sherman Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: from Chitty Chitty
Bang Bang, arr. Iles