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SLLECTED PIANO EXAM PIECES

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ABRSM Piano exams


Pieces
This album contains nine pieces from ABRSM's 2011 &2012 Piano syllabus. In the exam, candidates must play three pieces, one chosen from each of the three syllabus lists (A, B and C). Candidates are free to choose from the pieces printed in this album and/or from the other pieces set for the grade a ftrll list is given on the opposite page as well as in the 2011 & 2012 syllabus booklet. All the pieces are valid from I |anuary 2011 until 31 December 2012, with a permitted overlap into 2013 as follours: UK & Republic of lreland- until the end of Period A (spring exams) 2013 All other countries- until3l December 2013
The pieces in this album have been taken from a variety of different sources. \,Vhere appropriatg the pieces have been checked with original source material and edited to help the player when prepariry for performance. Ornament realizations have been added by the editor, as have metronome maft shown within square brackets. rvVhere necessary the fingering has been amended by the editor to ensure a consistent approach within the a1bum. Details of other editorial amendments or suggestkm are given in the footnotes. Fingering and all editorial additions are for guidance only; they are not

comprehensive or obligatory.

0ther requirements
Scales, arpeggios and broken chords The following requirements are reproduced from the 2011 & 2Ol2Piano syllabus. For further details, see also p. 6 of the syllabus booklet.

Scales (similar motion) G, D,A, F majors E, D, G minors

hands together and separately

2 octaves

(melodic or harmonic at candidate's choice)

Contrary-motion scales
C, E majors
hands beginning on the key-note hands separately hands separately

(unison)

2 octaves

Chromatic scale
beginning on D

octave

Arpeggios
G, D, A majors
2 octaves

D, G minors

Broken chords
F major E minor
hands separately, as pattem below: 2 octaves

Sight-reading (see 2011 & 2012 Piano syllabus) Aura[ tests (see 2011 &2OLZ Piano syllabus)
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION \Mhen planning an exam entry it is important to refer to the following publications:

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the current Piano syllabus (ZDll &2012) the current Examination Information & Regulnrlons (published annually) These Music Exnms (containing practical advice for candidates, teachers and parents)

These contain information on all aspects of the exrun, from entry details to performance requirements such as the observance of repeats. All three publications are available free of charge from music retailers and as downloads from www.abrsm.org/exams.

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Contents
Editor for ABRSM: Richard Jones
page LIST A

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Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772) Suite de la r6jouissance (Gavotte en rondeau): from Premier liure de pidces de clauecin Pauline Hall, based on IosephHaydn (tZZ2-1809) Military Minuet

Iohann Krieger (165r-1735) Bourr6e: from sechs musicalische partien

LIST B

IsaakBerkovich (1902-72) Mazurka


|ohannes Brahms (1S33-97) The Sandman: No.4 from Vollcs-Kinderlieder,WoO 31, arr. Franklin Pike
Franz Schubert (1797-IBZB) Trio from Symphony No. 5 in B flat, D. 485, third movement, arr. MartinWhite

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Iohn Kember Bah-ba-doo bah: No. I fromJazz Piano Studies I Timothy Salter Cat being bold at first
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Hummel DialogueTaquin. No. 17 fromVennaClassic (Biirenreiter) Petzold Menuet[II] inGminor(withnoD.C.toMenuetI),BWVAnh. llll5.TheAnnaMagdalenaBachBookof I72S
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Vaughan Williams T\ryo-Part hrvention in G: No. 6 from A Lixle Pinno Book (O[JP)

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Duvernoy Andantino, Op. 176 No. 15. More Romantic Pieces for Fiano, Book 1 (ABRSM) Gurlitt Gavotte in A minor. No. I from Romantic Piano Anthology 1(Schott/MDS) Tchaikovsky Waltz (from The Sleeping Beauty). Pinnoworks Collection 7, arr. Bullard (OUP)
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EliasDavidsson Men's Dance: from The Gifi ofMusic(Spartan press) Ianina Gar.6cia In the Train: from Miniatures for piano, Op. 5 (p\MM/MDS) Christopher Norton Cloudy Day: No. 9 from Miuojazz Collection 2 (Boosey & Hawkes/MDS)

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Suite de lardiouissance Continuation of the Rejoicing; Premierlivre de pilces de clavecin First Book of Pieces for the Harpsichord The French composer Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772) was very precocious as a child, holding organist's posts in Paris from the age of 12. In 1739 he was appointed organiste du rol (organist to the kin$. He was widely regarded as the flnest French keyboard player of his generation. Daquin's Premier liure de pibces de clauecin is made up of four suites. The Gavotte en rondeau printed here is the last movement from the

fourth suite, most of which consists of a diuertissemen (entertainment) celebrating the pleasures of hunting. This gavotte is entitled
'Continuation of the Rejoicingl as it immediately follows a movement in which the hunters are depicted rejoicing over the success of their sport. The piece illustrates the simplest type of rondeau form: A (rondeau theme, bb. 1-16), B (episode, bb. 17-28), A (da capo of the rondeau theme). The quavers might be ptayea in unequal pairs (roughly f] = Ib according to the French notes inigales of the period. The slur, staccatos and dlmamics are editorial suggestions only. Source: Premier liure de piices de claveciz (Paris, 1735)
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The German composer Iohann IGieger (1651-1735) was bom in Nuremberg but settled in the city of Zttau in eastern Germany, where he was employed as cantor (director of church music) and organist for A3 years. He published two books of keyboard music in the 1690s and is regarded
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/ The rosetree The flow,rs have long been sleeping beneath the pale moonshine, / their tiny heads are nodding upon their stalks so fine. baby dear! sweet my own slumber, petals red. / Slumber, her and shakes head, dreaming bends her
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