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Music for your Grade Exam

Board:ABRSM
Syllabus:Singing from 2009
Grade:2

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 following publications:

• The current syllabus
• The current Examination Information & Regulations
These Music Exams (containing practical advice for candidates, teachers and parents)

The keys and ranges of the set songs in all of the editions listed below can be found in the current syllabus.

In all grades, candidates are required to sing an unaccompanied traditional song. There are no ‘set’ songs for this part of the exam, and there are many available collections of traditional/folk songs. For a selection of possible sources, please see the current syllabus.

Songs (please select one from each list)

List A
Available in
1. Cradle Song 'My little sweet darling'
Anon., attrib. Byrd
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (High Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (Medium-Low Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
 Sing Solo Christmas (High voice) (Oxford University Press)
$24.80Add to basket
Sing Solo Christmas (Low voice) (Oxford University Press)
$21.77Add to basket
 Songs for Countertenors Vol. 1 (Thames)
$15.05Add to basket
2. The Dying Stockman
C. Coote
Please email us for availability
3. Little Boats
arr. H. Hughes
Boosey & Hawkes 20th Century Easy Song Collection 1 (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$28.56Add to basket
The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
4. The Dark Island
MacLachlan
The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
5. Westering home
H. Roberton
Songs of Scotland (Boosey & Hawkes Folksong Collections) (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$25.20Add to basket
The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
 Westering Home voice & piano (Roberton)
$6.30Add to basket
6. Land of the silver birch
arr. Kevin Stannard
Junior Voiceworks 1 (Book & CD) (Oxford University Press)
$60.10Add to basket
7. The Drover's Dream
Trad. Australian
Please email us for availability
8. A-roving
Trad. English
Sing Together Voice (Solo or Unison) & Piano (Oxford University Press)
$23.45Add to basket
Singing Time Grade 2 (David Turnbull Music Time series) (Bosworth)
$11.68Add to basket
 Strawberry Fair (2nd Edition) Full Music (Book & CD) (A&C Black)
$33.61Add to basket
9. The Mermaid
Trad. English
Sing Together Voice (Solo or Unison) & Piano (Oxford University Press)
$23.45Add to basket
Songs of England (Boosey & Hawkes Folksong Collections) (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$25.20Add to basket
 Strawberry Fair (2nd Edition) Full Music (Book & CD) (A&C Black)
$33.61Add to basket
10. The Oak and the Ash
Trad. English
Sing Together Voice (Solo or Unison) & Piano (Oxford University Press)
$23.45Add to basket
Singing Time Grade 2 (David Turnbull Music Time series) (Bosworth)
$11.68Add to basket
 Strawberry Fair (2nd Edition) Full Music (Book & CD) (A&C Black)
$33.61Add to basket
The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
11. You, you, in my heart living
Trad. German
The Library of Folk Songs Piano, Vocal, Guitar (Amsco Library of . . . series) (Amsco)
$28.49Add to basket
12. Cockles and Mussels
Trad. Irish
Sing Together Voice (Solo or Unison) & Piano (Oxford University Press)
$23.45Add to basket
Singing Time Grade 2 (David Turnbull Music Time series) (Bosworth)
$11.68Add to basket
 Songs of Ireland (Boosey & Hawkes Folksong Collections) (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$25.20Add to basket
Songs You Think You Know (IMP)
$28.56Add to basket
 Strawberry Fair (2nd Edition) Full Music (Book & CD) (A&C Black)
$33.61Add to basket
13. I will walk with my love
Trad. Irish
Irish Country Songs (Highlights Collection) (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$26.88Add to basket
Songs of Ireland (Boosey & Hawkes Folksong Collections) (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$25.20Add to basket
 The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
14. Let him go, let him tarry
Trad. Irish
Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay: Songs for Everyone (Music Edition) (A&C Black)
$28.56Add to basket
15. The Mallow Fling
Trad. Irish
Sing Together Voice (Solo or Unison) & Piano (Oxford University Press)
$23.45Add to basket
Songs of Ireland (Boosey & Hawkes Folksong Collections) (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$25.20Add to basket
 The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
16. Ma bella bimba
Trad. Italian
Ready To Sing... Folk Songs (Amsco)
$26.81Add to basket
17. Santa Lucia
Trad. Italian/T. Cottrau
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (High Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (Medium-Low Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
 International Folk Songs for Solo Singers (Medium/High) (Book Only) (Alfred Music)
$17.65Add to basket
International Folk Songs for Solo Singers (Medium/Low) (Book & Cassette) (Alfred Music)
$34.19Add to basket
 International Folk Songs for Solo Singers (Medium/Low) (Book & CD) (Alfred Music)
$28.49Add to basket
International Folk Songs for Solo Singers (Medium/Low) (Book Only) (Alfred Music)
$17.65Add to basket
 Italian Songs & Arias Piano And Vocal Silverman (Mel Bay)
$18.41Add to basket
The Language of Song: Elementary High Voice (Book & CD) (Faber Music)
$20.16Add to basket
 The Language of Song: Elementary Low Voice (Book & CD) (Faber Music)
$20.16Add to basket
18. Pan Gyfyd yr Heulwen
Trad. Welsh
Songs Of Wales (Welsh version) - voice & piano (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$25.20Add to basket
Songs of Wales English Language Version (Boosey & Hawkes Folksong Collections) (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$25.20Add to basket
19. Tros y Garreg
Trad. Welsh
Famous Songs of Wales 2 Pvg (Gwynn)
$15.55Add to basket
20. Tum-Balalayka
Trad. Yiddish
The Library of Folk Songs Piano, Vocal, Guitar (Amsco Library of . . . series) (Amsco)
$28.49Add to basket
List B
Available in
1. A Child's Prayer
W. H. Anderson
A Child's Prayer / The Old Shepherd's Prayer (Roberton)
$3.19Add to basket
2. The Old Shepherd's Prayer
W. H. Anderson
A Child's Prayer / The Old Shepherd's Prayer (Roberton)
$3.19Add to basket
The Old Shepherd's Prayer (key: Dm) (Roberton)
$5.88Add to basket
3. The Sweet Nightingale
W. H. Anderson
Sweet Nightingale (unison) (Roberton)
$3.36Add to basket
The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
4. Gabriel's Message
Anon. Basque
Songs Of Christmas - voice & piano (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$25.20Add to basket
5. Sans Day Carol
Anon. Cornish
Songs Of Christmas - voice & piano (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$25.20Add to basket
6. The Coventry Carol
Anon. English
Oxford Book of Carols (Paperback) (Oxford University Press)
$33.54Add to basket
Singing Time Grade 2 (David Turnbull Music Time series) (Bosworth)
$11.68Add to basket
 The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
7. Célébrons la naissance
Anon. French
Songs Of Christmas - voice & piano (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$25.20Add to basket
8. Morning has broken or Leanabh an aigh
Anon. Gaelic
BBC Songs of Praise Music Edition (Oxford University Press)
$36.14Add to basket
Singing Time Grade 2 (David Turnbull Music Time series) (Bosworth)
$11.68Add to basket
 The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
9. De tierra lejana venimos
Anon. Puerto Rican
Songs Of Christmas - voice & piano (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$25.20Add to basket
10. Die Henne
Brahms
7 Children's Songs Unison (Roberton)
$2.94Add to basket
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (High Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
 Art of Song Grades 1-3 (Medium-Low Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
11. Die Sonne scheint nicht mehr
Brahms
42 Folk Songs Vol.1 (Deutsche Volkslieder) (High Voice) German/English (IMC)
$22.69Add to basket
42 Folk Songs Vol.1 (Deutsche Volkslieder) (Low Voice) German/English (IMC)
$21.77Add to basket
12. Erlaube mir, fein's Mädchen
Brahms
42 Folk Songs Vol.1 (Deutsche Volkslieder) (High Voice) German/English (IMC)
$22.69Add to basket
42 Folk Songs Vol.1 (Deutsche Volkslieder) (Low Voice) German/English (IMC)
$21.77Add to basket
13. Feinsliebchen, du sollst mir nicht barfuss geh'n
Brahms
42 Folk Songs Vol.1 (Deutsche Volkslieder) (High Voice) German/English (IMC)
$22.69Add to basket
42 Folk Songs Vol.1 (Deutsche Volkslieder) (Low Voice) German/English (IMC)
$21.77Add to basket
14. Schwesterlein
Brahms
42 Folk Songs Vol.1 (Deutsche Volkslieder) (High Voice) German/English (IMC)
$22.69Add to basket
42 Folk Songs Vol.1 (Deutsche Volkslieder) (Low Voice) German/English (IMC)
$21.77Add to basket
15. Wach' auf, mein' Herzensschöne
Brahms
42 Folk Songs Vol.1 (Deutsche Volkslieder) (High Voice) German/English (IMC)
$22.69Add to basket
42 Folk Songs Vol.1 (Deutsche Volkslieder) (Low Voice) German/English (IMC)
$21.77Add to basket
16. Wiegenlied
Flies (attrib. Mozart)
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (High Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (Medium-Low Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
 The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
17. Kocsi, szekér
Kodály
Kodaly Hungarian Folk Music Vol 1 Med Voice & Pf (Universal Edition)
$43.62Add to basket
18. The Cuckoo Clock: No. 1 from Serendipity Solos
Lin Marsh
Serendipity Solos (Faber Music)
$11.75Add to basket
19. Earth, Sea and Sky: from Junior Songscape: Earth, Sea and Sky
Lin Marsh
Junior Songscape: Earth Sea & Sky (Book & CD) (Faber Music)
$33.61Add to basket
20. Que ne suis-je la fougère
Pergolesi, arr. Weckerlin
Bergerettes: 20 Romances & Songs (Schirmer)
$11.68Add to basket
21. The Frog
Nina Perry
The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
The Frog Unison Song (Oxford University Press)
$3.03Add to basket
22. Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D. 558
Schubert
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (High Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (Medium-Low Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
23. Wiegenlied 'Schlafe, schlafe, holder, süsser Knabe', Op. 98 No. 2, D. 498
Schubert
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (High Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (Medium-Low Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
 The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
24. Schmetterling, Op. 79 No. 2
Schumann
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (High Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
Art of Song Grades 1-3 (Medium-Low Voice) (Peters Edition)
$13.36Add to basket
 Singing Time Grade 2 (David Turnbull Music Time series) (Bosworth)
$11.68Add to basket
25. The Cuckoo
arr. Stanford
Boosey & Hawkes 20th Century Easy Song Collection 1 (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
$28.56Add to basket
26. Gyda'r Nos: No. 1 from Caneuon Grace a Siân
Mansel Thomas
Caneuon Grace a Siân (12 Songs for Children) (Gwynn)
$16.39Add to basket
List C
Available in
1. As long as he needs me: from Oliver!
Bart
Musical Theatre Collection For Young Women Singers (Hal Leonard)
$28.49Add to basket
Oliver! - vocal score (Music Sales)
$21.77Add to basket
 Oliver! - vocal selection (Music Sales)
$15.05Add to basket
2. Coconut Man: No. 4 from Pick 'n' Choose
Aubrey Beswick
Pick 'n' Choose voice piano (Universal Edition)
$10.93Add to basket
The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
3. Twilight: No. 2 from Pick 'n' Choose
Aubrey Beswick
Pick 'n' Choose voice piano (Universal Edition)
$10.93Add to basket
The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
4. Singin' in the Rain: from Singin' in the Rain
Brown & Freed
Junior Songscape: Stage & Screen (Book & CD) (Faber Music)
$33.61Add to basket
Singin' In The Rain Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition (Alfred Music)
$21.84Add to basket
5. Tip-toe thro' the tulips with me: from The Gold Diggers of Broadway
Burke & Dubin
Songs You Think You Know (IMP)
$28.56Add to basket
6. Eternally: from Limelight
Chaplin, Parsons & Turner
Songs of Charlie Chaplin (Bourne Music)
$18.41Add to basket
Stage & Screen – The Black Book (Music Sales)
$31.86Add to basket
7. Rocking in Rhythm
Mira & Michael Coghlan
Rocking in Rhythm (Unison) (Roberton)
$3.19Add to basket
8. Clouds: No. 1 from Three Songs of Science for Juniors
Clifford Crawley
Three Songs of Science For Juniors (unison) (Roberton)
$2.94Add to basket
9. Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
Dacre
100 Years of Popular Music: 1900s-1920s (IMP)
$36.97 $31.42Add to basket
10. My Little White Boat
Dunhill
My Little White Boat Unis (Novello)
$2.94Add to basket
11. It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing)
Ellington & Mills
All Woman Jazz (Book & CD) (IMP)
$25.20 $21.42Add to basket
12. The second star to the right: from Peter Pan
Fain & Cahn
Peter Pan Vocal Selections Disney (Hal Leonard)
$13.36Add to basket
The New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs (Music Sales)
$36.90Add to basket
13. Once Upon a Dream: from Sleeping Beauty
Fain & Lawrence (after Tchaikovsky)
The New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs (Music Sales)
$36.90Add to basket
14. The Hippopotamus
Flanders & Swann
Songs of Flanders & Swann (IMP)
$30.24Add to basket
15. Give a Little Whistle: from Pinocchio
Harline & Washington
The New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs (Music Sales)
$36.90Add to basket
16. Flash, Bang, Wallop!: from Half a Sixpence
Heneker
Junior Songscape: Stage & Screen (Book & CD) (Faber Music)
$33.61Add to basket
17. Bessie, the Black Cat
Jenkyns
Bessie, the Black Cat (Novello)
$3.35Add to basket
18. The Little Spanish Town.
Jenkyns
Singing Time Grade 2 (David Turnbull Music Time series) (Bosworth)
$11.68Add to basket
The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
 The Little Spanish Town (Unison) (Novello)
$3.35Add to basket
19. I'm forever blowing bubbles: from The Passing Show of 1918
Kellette & Kenbrovin
100 Years of Popular Music: 1900s-1920s (IMP)
$36.97 $31.42Add to basket
20. Nobody loves a fairy when she's forty
Arthur Le Clerg
Bumper Book of Music Hall Songs (Faber Music)
$33.61 $28.56Add to basket
21. What I want is a proper cup o' coffee
Lee & Weston
Bumper Book of Music Hall Songs (Faber Music)
$33.61 $28.56Add to basket
22. Waiting at the church
Leigh & Pether
Bumper Book of Music Hall Songs (Faber Music)
$33.61 $28.56Add to basket
23. Thumbelina: from Hans Christian Andersen
Loesser
Hans Christian Andersen-Vocal Selections (Music Sales)
$21.77Add to basket
24. Mister Mouse
John Longmire
Mister Mouse Unison (key: G) (Bosworth)
$2.94Add to basket
25. Something Spooky: No. 5 from Spooky Songs
Lin Marsh
Spooky Songs (Faber Music)
$10.07Add to basket
26. True Love: from High Society
C. Porter
100th Anniversary Songbook (Alfred Music)
$31.92Add to basket
Best of Cole Porter (Piano, Vocal, Guitar) (Chappell)
$23.52Add to basket
27. In my own little corner: from Cinderella
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Broadway Ingénue Theatre Songs for Soprano (Hal Leonard)
$42.01Add to basket
Kids Book of Vocal Solos (Book & CD) (Hal Leonard)
$23.45Add to basket
 Musical Theatre Collection For Young Women Singers (Hal Leonard)
$28.49Add to basket
Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology 3 Soprano (Book & CDs) (Hal Leonard)
$50.42Add to basket
 Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology 3 Soprano (Book Only) (Hal Leonard)
$28.56Add to basket
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (Hal Leonard)
$33.54Add to basket
28. Getting to know you: from The King and I
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology 3 Soprano (Book & CDs) (Hal Leonard)
$50.42Add to basket
Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology 3 Soprano (Book Only) (Hal Leonard)
$28.56Add to basket
 The King and I - Vocal Selection (Williamson Music Inc)
$21.77Add to basket
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (Hal Leonard)
$33.54Add to basket
29. We kiss in a shadow: from The King and I
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Broadway Ingénue Theatre Songs for Soprano (Hal Leonard)
$42.01Add to basket
The King and I - Vocal Selection (Williamson Music Inc)
$21.77Add to basket
 The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (Hal Leonard)
$33.54Add to basket
30. Something Good: from The Sound of Music
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology 3 Soprano (Book & CDs) (Hal Leonard)
$50.42Add to basket
Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology 3 Soprano (Book Only) (Hal Leonard)
$28.56Add to basket
 The Sound of Music - Vocal Selections (Revised Edition) (Hal Leonard)
$18.41Add to basket
31. Poco Poppa Pizza and Mama Piccolo: from The Most Wanted Faces
Betty Roe
Songs from the Betty Roe Shows Vol. 2 (Thames)
$13.36Add to basket
The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
32. London Birds
G. Shaw
Singing Time Grade 2 (David Turnbull Music Time series) (Bosworth)
$11.68Add to basket
The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket
33. Hushabye Mountain: from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Richard & Robert Sherman
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Stage Show (Alfred Music)
$26.88Add to basket
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang vocal selections (Alfred Music)
$14.29Add to basket
34. A Spoonful of Sugar: from Mary Poppins
Richard & Robert Sherman
Mary Poppins - vocal selection (PVG, illustrations & story) (Hal Leonard)
$16.73Add to basket
Stage & Screen – The Black Book (Music Sales)
$31.86Add to basket
 The New Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs (Music Sales)
$36.90Add to basket
35. Stay Awake: from Mary Poppins
Richard & Robert Sherman
Mary Poppins - vocal selection (PVG, illustrations & story) (Hal Leonard)
$16.73Add to basket
36. If you should meet a crocodile
Nancy Telfer
If You Should Meet A Crocodile Unison (Roberton)
$3.36Add to basket
37. On the Back of an Eagle
Nancy Telfer
On the Back of an Eagle (Roberton)
$3.19Add to basket
38. The Sailor Lad
Trad. Welsh, arr. Gray
Sailor Lad Gray Unison (Oxford University Press)
$4.45Add to basket
39. When I fall in love: from One Minute to Zero
Young & Hayman
Definitive Jazz Collection (Voice) (2nd Edition) (Hal Leonard)
$36.97Add to basket
Unaccompanied traditional song
Available in
Candidates are free to perform any song from any source, including this suggested publication:The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2 (ABRSM)
$26.81Add to basket

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