ABRSM Encore Piano, Book 1 (Grades 1-2)
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A collection of some of the most popular exam pieces from grades 1 and 2 over the last few decades.
Compiled by Karen Marshall.
For teachers, we’ve made sure that the content is perfectly balanced at every level. For quick reference, each piece has a note highlighting skills to focus on. Encore is packed full of music that will:
- Motivate students – all the pieces have been chosen for their ongoing popular appeal
- Form a bank of rich content, so you can pick and choose pieces to help each student improve
- Introduce new skills and techniques, to prepare exam candidates for the next level
Whether you’re working through our exams, playing informally, or planning a performance, Encore is full of music you’ll want to play again and again!
Cradle Song, No. 17 from The First Lessons, Op. 117 [Cornelius Gurlitt]
Theme and First Variation, from 5 Happy Variations on a Russian Folksong, Op. 51 No. 1 [Dmitri Kabalevsky]
Das Echo, No. 14 from Maiblümchen, Op. 61 [Theodor Oesten]
African Dance [John Rowcroft]
Das Ballet: No. 19 from Handstücke für angehende Klavierspieler (Pieces for aspiring players) [Daniel Gottlob Türk]
Chattanooga Choo Choo [Harry Warren]
Vampire Blues [Kevin Wooding]
Musette in D, BWV Anh. II 126 [Anon.]
Ecossaise in Eb, WoO 86 [Ludwig van Beethoven]
The Prince of Denmark’s March: Round O [Jeremiah Clarke]
Balletto [Georg Lohlein]
Mozzie [Elissa Milne]
Cloudy Day, No. 6 from Microjazz I [Christopher Norton]
The Bee [Alec Rowley]
Lullaby: No. 5 from ‘Six Sketches’ [Charles Villiers Stanford]
Strange Things Happen [Sarah Watts]
Garage Sale [Pam Wedgwood]
Gavotte in C, Op. 81, Lesson 3 [James Hook]
Giga: Third movement from Lesson in C, Op. 12 No. 2 [Samuel Arnold]
A Song of Erin: No. 8 [Thomas Dunhill]
The Old Cuckoo-Clock [N. Batschinskaja]