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) Arcangelo Corelli Folia: Theme and selected variations from Sonata in
D minor, Op. 5 No. 12
A2) Jean-Marie Leclair Allegro: third movement from Sonata in B minor, Op.
5 No. 5
A3) Vivaldi Allegro: first movement from Concerto in G, Op. 3 No. 3 RV 310
B1) Gordon Jacob Elegy
B2) C.-A. de Beriot Romance: No. 12 from Premier guide du violoniste,
Op. 75, arr. Salter
B3) Tchaikovsky Chanson triste: No. 2 from 12 morceaux, Op. 40, arr.
C1) Nikki Iles Hay Barn Blues
C2) Benjamin Britten Night Song and Pantomime: from TheLittle Sweep,
Op. 45, arr. Blackwell
C3) Trad. Chinese Bamboo Stem and Jasmine Flower, arr. Stock [SOLO]