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) Mozart Allegretto: from Clarinet Quintet, K. 581, fourth movement,
A2) Christian Petzold Menuet in G, BWV Anh. II 114, arr.Huws Jones
A3) Purcell Minuett: No. 7 from The Double Dealer, Z. 592, arr.
B1) Mahler Theme: from Symphony No. 1, third movement, arr. Gritton
B2) Trad. Chinese Bamboo in the Breeze, arr. Huws Jones
B3) Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel & Herbert
Kretzmer Castle on a Cloud: from Les Miserables, arr. Bullard
C1) Katherine & Hugh Colledge The Ceilidh: No. 20 from Fast Forward
C2) Timothy Kraemer Angry Tango: from More Mood Swings
C3) Trad. Hungarian Hol haltal az ejjel cinegemadar?: No. 5 from Tiz
Konnyu Hegedu-Zongoradarab, arr. Szervansky