ABRSM Encore Piano Book 2 (G3-4)

ABRSM Encore Piano Book 2 (G3-4)

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Encore is the official collection of best-loved ABRSM piano exam pieces from Grades 1 to 8.

Book 2 features popular pieces previously set on ABRSM Grades 3 and 4. Have fun exploring modern favourites and timeless classics, like Top Cat! or Burgmüller’s dramatic Ballade Plus, we’ve included background information and new ideas for exploring the music. Encore is perfect for:

Developing skills and technique between grades

Sourcing music for a concert or recital

Learning or playing for fun, away from the exam format

Adults returning to piano playing, looking for approachable repertoire they’ll recognise

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!

Contents:

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]