Music for your Grade Exam

Board:ABRSM
Syllabus:Guitar from 2009
Grade:8


Important information:
Please note that the information listed below does not contain complete syllabus details. Therefore, when planning an exam entry, it is important to refer to the current syllabus and the Exam Information & Regulations.

RecordingsAvailable In
Complete recordings of all the Grade 8 syllabus

Pieces (select one from each list)

List AAvailable In
1. Gigue: from Lute Suite in A minor, BWV 997
J. S. Bach
2. Loure: from Lute Suite in E, BWV 1006a
J. S. Bach
3. Prelude: from Cello Suite No. 2, BWV 1008
J. S. Bach
4. Courante: from Cello Suite No. 4, BWV 1010
J. S. Bach
5. The Frog Galliard
Dowland
6. Ricercare or Fantasia
da Milano
7. Canción del Emperador
Narváez
8. Sonata in E minor, Kp. 292 or Sonata in A, Kp. 322
D. Scarlatti
9. Courante in D minor or Giga in D
S. L. Weiss
List BAvailable In
1. Étude in E minor (Scherzando)
Coste
2. Menuett and Trio: 3rd movt from Sonata No. 2 in A
Diabelli
3. Scherzo con moto (and Trio) or Finale (Allegro): 3rd or 4th movt from Sonatina in D, Op. 71 No. 3
Giuliani
4. Polacca in D
Mertz
5. Rondo in D (Op. 48 No. 6)
Sor
6. Romanze: 2nd movt from Grand Sonata
Paganini
7. Das Fischermädchen
Schubert, arr. Mertz
8. Study in E minor, Op. 6 No.11 or in A, Op. 6 No.12
Sor
9. Gran Vals in A
Tárrega
List CAvailable In
1. Hornets' Nest: No. 9 from Ode to the Guitar
Stephen Dodgson
2. Prelude: 1st movt from English Suite, Op. 31
J. Duarte
3. Madroños
Moreno Torroba
4. Valse
Ponce
5. Sonata No. 4, 'La Breve': any one movement
Smith Brindle
6. Preludio or Scherzino: 1st or 3rd movt from Cavatina
Tansman
7. Garrotín or Soleares: No. 1 or No. 2 from Hommage à Tárrega
Turina
8. Étude No. 8: from 12 Études
Villa-Lobos
9. Mazurka–Chôro: 1st movt from Suite populaire brésilienne
Villa-Lobos
Also RecommendedAvailable In
1. Scales & Arpeggios
2. Sight Reading Tests
3. Preparation for the Aural Tests