ABRSM Encore Piano Book 3 (G5-6)

ABRSM Encore Piano Book 3 (G5-6)

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

Book 3 features popular pieces previously set on ABRSM Grades 5 and 6. Have fun exploring modern favourites and timeless classics, like Satie’s Gymnopedie No. 1, or Haydn’s Vivace assai. 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:

  • The Blue Pool (No. 5 from On the Cool Side) [Brian Chapple]
  • Miniature in D minor, No. 2 from 10 Miniatures en forme d’Études, Op. 8 [Aleksandr Fyodorovich Gedike]
  • Vivace assai: No. 11 from XII petites pièces [Joseph Haydn]
  • Air in F, from the ‘Water Music’, HWV 464 [George Frideric Handel]
  • Rondo: Sonatina in E, Op. 12 No. 12, second movement [James Hook]
  • Of Foreign Lands and People (Von fremden Landern und Menschen), Op. 15 No. 1 [Robert Schumann]
  • By the Brook, No. 6 from Album for the Young, Op. 25 [Génari Karganov]
  • To a Wild Rose: No. 1 from Woodland Sketches, Op. 51 [Edward MacDowell / Rowsby Woof]
  • Jackson Street Blues, from Jazz, Rags & Blues, Book 4 [Martha Mier]
  • Invention No. 14 in B flat, BWV 785 [Johann Sebastian Bach]
  • Adagio: 2nd movt from Sonata in C, WoO 51 [Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Columbine Dances, No. 1 from Puppets, Vol. 1 [Bohuslav Martinu]
  • Waltz in A flat: No. 15 from Waltzes, Op.39 [Johannes Brahms / Kevin Hathway]
  • Modulations (from Blue Piano) [Mike Cornick]
  • Soirée Polka [Stephen Collins Foster]
  • Adagio: 1st movement from Sonata in D, Op. 1 No. 4 [Baldassare Galuppi]
  • Song without Words [Felix Mendelssohn]
  • Gymnopédie No. 1 [Eric Satie]
  • Vals Poetico (Poetic Waltz) No. 5 [Enrique Granados / Kevin Hathway]