ABRSM Encore Piano Book 4 (G7-8)

ABRSM Encore Piano Book 4 (G7-8)

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

Book 4 features popular pieces set on ABRSM Grades 7 and 8. Have fun exploring modern favourites and timeless classics, like Willie Wagglestick’s Walkabout or a Beethoven Allegro. 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!

  • Prelude in G, BWV 860/1: No. 15 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part 1 [Johann Sebastian Bach / Nikki Iles]
  • For Johnny Mehegan, No.2 from Four Anniversaries [Leonard Bernstein]
  • Willie Wagglestick's Walkabout, No. 4 from Jazzy Piano 2 [Brian Bonsor]
  • Berceuse [Frank Bridge]
  • Kleines Klavierstück No. 1, from Vier klieine Klavierstucke (Four Short Piano pieces), S. 192 [Franz Liszt]
  • Giga in G minor, from ‘6 Suits or Lessons for the harpsichord or spinnet’ [Jean Baptiste Loeillet]
  • Menuetto and Trio Third movement from Sonata in E flat, D.568 [Franz Schubert]
  • Allegro, First movement from Sonata in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1 [Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Nocturne in B, Op. 32 No. 1 [Fryderyk Chopin]
  • Piano Blues No. 3 [Aaron Copland]
  • Prélude: first movement from Suite bergamasque [Claude Debussy]
  • Sonata in F, K. 332 [Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]
  • Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C (from 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87) [Dmitry Shostakovich / Johnny Mercer]
  • Sonata in D, Kp. 535, L. 262 [Domenico Scarlatti]