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) Bach Gigue: from Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006 [SOLO]
A2) Etienne Mangean Andante grazioso and Allegro: first and second
movements from Sonata in E minor, Op. 4 No. 2
A3) Mozart Allegro di molto: first movement from Sonata in A, K. 305
B1) Gaspar Cassado Serenade
B2) Rachmaninoff Vocalise: No. 14 from 14 Songs, Op. 34,arr. Birtel
B3) Fanny Hensel Adagio
C1) Frank Bridge Moto Perpetuo: No. 3 from Three Dances, H. 4
C2) Modest Musorgsky Gopak: from Sorochintsi Fair, arr. Carse
C3) Thea Musgrave The Egrets have Landed