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Syllabus:Bassoon 2014–2017

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List AAvailable In
1. Sinfonia (from Cantata No. 156)
J. S. Bach
2. Bagatelle (Op. 119 No. 1)
3. Allegro: 2nd movt from Sonata in D minor, Op. 50 No. 4
4. Arias 1 and 2: 2nd movt from Sonata No. 2 in D minor
5. Spiritoso e Allegro: 4th movt from Sonata No. 2 in G
6. Allemanda: 1st movt from Sonata in G minor, Op. 3 No. 4
7. Andante: 2nd movt from Sonata in Bb, K. 292
8. Largo: 1st movt from Sonatina in C minor
9. Triste or Vivace: 1st or 4th movt from Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1
List BAvailable In
1. Introduction and Hornpipe
Francis Baines
2. Blue Bassoon
Alan Bullard
3. Rondo, Op. 10 No. 2
Ivor Foster
4. Shepherd's Hey
5. The Montagues and the Capulets (from Romeo and Juliet)
6. 3rd movt: from Sonata
7. Scherzo – Kolomyjka
Hynek Vojacek
8. A la Russe
James Walker
9. Strimpellata or Canzone: 2nd or 3rd movt from Suite-Concertino in F, Op. 16
List CAvailable In
1. Variations 1 and 3: from Variations
John Burness
2. Study No. 16 or Study No. 30: from The Singing Bassoon, arr. Emerson
3. Polka or Waltz: No. 1 or No. 2 from Dance Suite
Brian Israel
4. Mazurka or Scena: from A Miscellany for Bassoon, Book 2
Michael Rose
5. Party Piece: No. 40 from Skilful Studies for Bassoon
Philip Sparke
6. Study in F# minor or Study in B minor or Study in E minor: from Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 1
7. Study No. 4 or Study No. 5: from Bassoon Studies, Op. 8, Vol. 2
Also RecommendedAvailable In
1. Scales & Arpeggios
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2. Sight Reading Tests
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3. Preparation for the Aural Tests