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) Trad. English Portsmouth: from The Dancing Master,arr. Huws Jones
A2) Giuseppe Valentini Presto: second movement from Allettamenti per
camera, Op. 8 No. 12, arr. Jones
A3) George Saint-George Giga: sixth movement from L’ancien regime,
Deuxieme petite suite, Op. 60
B1) Lionel Bart Where is love?: from Oliver!, arr. Iles
B2) Charles Dancla Romance: No. 8 from Petite ecole de la melodie, Op.
123, Book 2
B3) Grieg Solveigs sang: from Peer Gynt, Suite No. 2, Op. 55, arr.
C1) Carl Bohm Petite rhapsodie hongroise: No. 12 from Novelletten,
adapted K. & D. Blackwell
C2) Osvaldo Farres Quizas, quizas, quizas, arr. Huws Jones
C3) Pam Wedgwood Sometime Maybe: No. 8 from Jazzin’ About