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Grade Piano Exam Pieces 2017 2018 Piano Exam Pieces ABRSM Grade 6 Selected from the 2017 &2018 syllabus EES Fa Gas Oa @ Piano Exam Pieces ABRSM Grade 6 Selected from the 2017 & 2018 syllabus Date of exam Contents Editor for ABRSM: Richard Jones page LSTA 1 Johann Sebastian Bach Invention in A minors, BWV 784. No. 18 of 15 Inventions from Aufrichtige Antettung : 2 George Frideric Handel Courante: third movement from Partita in © minor, HWV 444 4 3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo: third movement from Sonata in C, K. 545 i uste 1 Niels Wilhelm Gade Scherzo: No.2 from Akvareler, Op. 19 10 2 Oskar Merikanto Valse lente, Op.33 2 3 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Skryabin Prelude in E: No.9 from 24 Preludes, Op. 11 M uistc 1 Béla Bart6k Joc cu bata: No. from Romain népi tancok 16 2 Melville A. Leven Cruella de Vil (ftom The 101 Dalmations), art. Pete Churchill 18 3 Karen‘Tanaka Masquerade a Other pieces for Grade usta 4 J.8.Bach Andante: 31a! mou from Pastorellain F, BWV 596, tans, Whitaker P.16 fom Bach Drascripions for Piao (OUP) 5 Beethoven Andante: 1st movt from Sonata in G minor, Op.48 No.1-Sonata published individually (ABRSM) oF Beethoven, The 35 Piano Sonatas Vol. (ABRSM) 8 D.Scarlatt Sonata in F, Kp. 378 (L. 276) Scala, 8 Sonatas for Keyboard (Barenrelter or No, 123 from Scarat, 200 Sonatas Vol. (Eitio Musica Budapest) uste 4 Cervantes Los tes golpes. Beyond the Romantic Spt, Book (Alfred) 5 Hummel Andantino in flat (No.5? ftom Klaverschule). No.8 from Hummel, 16 Short Pieces ABRSM) © Martina Polka (alryTate): No.4 from Louk, Book 1 (Bltentelter) or Loutky, Books 1-8 (Barenrelter) uste 4 Mike Cornick Modulations from Blue Piano (Universal) or Encore, Book’ (ABRSM) 5 DelloJolo Moderate: 1st movt from Suite for Piano (G. Schirmer) a 20th Cenrury Amerlean Composers Upper Intermediate Lovel(G. Sehiemer) 6 Khachaturian Study: No.5 from Pltures of Oiled (Boosey & Hawkes) ‘st plished in 2016 by ABS rushing Ld Unauoriedpaoeopying legs sic ognation ya Bree Siwhally omedssinyofABRSM, 2 Fond ace, iss No pce pabaon Corry sae Bi dy Pos {andor 1H), Unie Kings ‘nay oreprduced, coda vested ned a and by Cbg i snd ‘B20iGby The ssacated Howl theRoalSehootsof asic tmany orm ory anyimens withoattbe ‘vio on materials omastlnabte sures egal make nauineied opis a this cena Invention in A minor BWV 784 No. 13 of 15 Inventions from Aufrichtige Anleitung J.8.Bach : i1665-1750) {In 1722-9 Bach entered 30 newiy composed pleces into the Clavierbchlein (Liule Keyboard Book) for his young son Wilhelm Friedemann. The fist 15,each enttled‘Praeamuluny, were in two contrapuntal parts and the second 15, each entitled Fantasia in thre parts. Shorly aterwards, in early 1728, be wrote outa fair copy of the 30 pieces under the title ‘Auftichtige Anleicung’ (Sincere Instruction), bringing them into thle definitive form, The two-part pieces were now entiledInventi’ (Iavention), and the three-part pieces ‘Sinfonia. According othe new ttle page, the Inventions and Sinfonia were designed to foster good playing in two and three pats, to help students to invent and develop good musical ideas, and above allo strive nt a canabile tye of playing and acquire a strong foreraste for composition’ “The Invention in A minor, selected here, is bulk an the principle of imitation between the two hands, fst led by he right hand, and later (0.6) by the left. No less significant in cantabil pices of this kin isthe period structure (a period being equivalent co sentence in language. This piece falls into thtee periods, each masked by a clear eadence. The fst perlod cadences in G major (key I) at b. 6; the second, in E minor (key) at, 13;anel the chr, in A manor bey Dat the end. Dynamics are eft tothe player's discretion, Source: autograph far copy (1723), Staatsbibliothek 2 Berlin, Preufischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabtellung, Muss Bach P16 © 1904 by The Associated Boud ofthe Royal School of Music Reprod from) Osc endans & Shjonas, BWV 772-01, dey Richard Jones (ABRSIN) 4 Cision ‘Srnake Unautheriaes Courante eis Third movement from Partita in C minor, HWV 444 G. F. Handel (1885-1759), 2 4 “The Patt in C minor, from which this Courante is selected, is thought to be one of Handel eariest keyboard works, perhaps composed round 1705-6 wine he was only about 20 and living in the North German city of ttamiburg There he played the violin, and later harpsichord, ln the Hamburg opera. At that time, 10, he composed keyboard pieces, arias, cantatas, and his frst opere Almira. Te Patt fs made up of five movements - Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Gavotte and Menuet. Athough the Courante has a French tte ike the other movements itis ‘tien n he style ofan Kaliancorrente. The wordcorrene’ means'running, so dances of this type arein quick ple time, with evenly flowing semiquavers in the right hand, French courantes, on the other hand, are slower and tend to oscillate between § and ff time. Editorial square brackets above the stave ¢—) denote hemiola rhythm two bars of wipe ime ae to be accented as they were three bars of