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) Handel La rejouissance: fourth movement from Music for the Royal
Fireworks, HWV 351, arr. ABRSM
A2) Haydn Theme and Variation: from Symphony No. 94, Hob. I:94, second
movement, arr. Alexander & Carson Turner
A3) attrib. Mozart Contredanse: No. 1 from 12 contredanses, K. 269b,
B1) Faure Theme from Berceuse: from Dolly, Op. 56, arr. Blackwell
B2) Astor Piazzolla & Horacio Ferrer Chiquilin de Bachin, arr. Huws Jones
B3) Oskar Rieding Andante: second movement from Concertoin B minor, Op.
C1) N. H. Brown & Arthur Freed Singin’ in the Rain, arr.Iles
C2) Rachel Stott Shadow Wizard
C3) Ros Stephen Relaxing in Rio: No. 3 from Violin Globetrotters