ABRSM Encore Piano, Book 3 (Grades 5-6)

ABRSM Encore Piano, Book 3 (Grades 5-6)

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A collection of some of the most popular exam pieces from grades 5 and 6 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!


Miniature in D minor, No. 2 from 10 Miniatures en forme d’Études, Op. 8 [Alexander Gedike]
Vivace assai: No. 11 from XII petites pièces [Joseph Haydn]
Air in F, from the ‘Water Music’, HWV 464 [George Frideric Handel]
Rondo: Sonatina in E, Op. 12 No. 12, second movement [James Hook]
Of Foreign Lands and People (Von fremden Landern und Menschen), Op. 15 No. 1 [Robert Schumann]
By the Brook, No. 6 from Album for the Young, Op. 25 [Génari Karganov]
To a Wild Rose: No. 1 from Woodland Sketches, Op. 51 [Edward MacDowell / Rowsby Woof]
Jackson Street Blues [Martha Mier]
Invention No. 14 in B flat, BWV 785 [Johann Sebastian Bach]
Columbine Dances, No. 1 from Puppets, Vol. 1 [Bohuslav Martinu]
Waltz in A flat: No. 15 from Waltzes, Op.39 [Johannes Brahms / Kevin Hathway]
Modulations (from Blue Piano) [Mike Cornick]
Soirée Polka [Stephen Collins Foster]
Adagio: 1st movement from Sonata in D, Op. 1 No. 4 [Baldassare Galuppi]
Song without Words [Felix Mendelssohn]
Gymnopédie No. 1 [Erik Satie]
Vals Poetico (Poetic Waltz) No. 5 [Enrique Granados / Kevin Hathway]
The Blue Pool (No. 5 from On the Cool Side) [Brian Chapple]
Adagio: 2nd movt from Sonata in C, WoO 51 [Ludwig van Beethoven]

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