Music for your Grade Exam

Board:Trinity College London
Syllabus:Bassoon 2017-2020
Grade:8
Three pieces are to be played, two pieces from group A and one piece from group B, to form a balanced programme. Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition. One contrabassoon item may be selected.

Pieces (select one from each list)

Group AAvailable In
1. Concertino, 1st movt: Andante
Addison
2. Concertino, 3rd movt: Polacca
Crusell
3. Sonata in D minor, op. 2 no. 5, 1st movt: Adagio and 2nd movt: Allegro OR 3rd movt: Arietta and 4th movt: Allegro
Dard
4. Concertino in Bb, op. 12
David
5. Sonata in F, op. 24 no. 3, 3rd movt: Allegretto
Devienne
6. Sonata in G minor op. 24 no. 5, 1st movt: Allegro con espressione
Devienne
7. Romance
Elgar
8. Sonata in C, 3rd movt: Andante AND 4th movt: Allegro assai
Fasch
9. Sonatine, any two movements
Feld
10. Concerto, 3rd movt: Con spirito
Fogg
11. Summertime
Gershwin arr. Alley
12. Sicilienne et Allegro giocoso: Largamente, sicilienne and allegro giocoso
Grovlez
13. Concerto, 1st movt: Allegro
Jacob
14. Variations: Adagio, andante grazioso and any one variation
Kreutzer
15. Concertino, 2nd movt: Lento espressivo, intimo
Maconchy
16. Concerto in Bb K. 191, 1st movt: Allegro OR 2nd movt: Andante ma adagio [without cadenza]
Mozart
17. Variations on an Arietta by Pergolesi, Variations 1 (Arioso), 2 (Scherzetto), 8 (Barbaresca) and any one other variation
Nussio
18. Concerto in Bb, 3rd movt: Rondeau
Pfeiffer
19. Solo de Concert op. 35
Pierné
20. Concert Prelude on a theme of Henry Purcell, op. 53
Pierné
21. Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, 1st movt: With energy
Previn
22. Sonata, op. 168, 3rd movt: Adagio, allegro moderato
Saint-Saëns
23. Bassoon Sonata op. 9, 1st movt: Allegro ma non troppo
Schrek
24. Suite, 1st movt: Introduction and Allegro
Tansman
25. Concerto in C, FV III no. 17 RV 472, 1st movt: Allegro non molto
Vivaldi
26. Concerto in E minor, RV 484, 1st movt: Allegro poco OR 3rd movt: Allegro
Vivaldi
27. Aztec Ceremonies, op. 37 [contrabassoon]
Waterhouse
28. Concerto in F op. 75, 1st movt: Allegro ma non troppo OR 2nd movt: Adagio
Weber
29. Concerto, 1st movt: Moderato
Woolfenden
Group B (unaccompanied)Available In
1. Fantasy
Arnold
2. Allemande OR Gigue from Suite no. 4 in Eb major
J S Bach
3. Partita BWV 1013, 2nd movt: Corrente
J S Bach
4. Bizaria, p. 20 (from Solos (1740))
Braun
5. No. 19 in E major, Allegro (from 32 Studies)
Drouet
6. No. 4, Allegretto OR no. 5, Allegro (from 6 Bassoon Exercises)
Jacobi
7. Study no. 21, Andante
Jancourt
8. Study no. 3, Adagio OR Study no. 8, Allegretto
Milde
9. No. 19, Allegro molto (from 23 Bassoon Exercises)
Neukirchner
10. Study no. 8 OR Study no. 9
Orefici
11. Study no. 15, Marcia Grotesca OR no. 17, Elegia
Oromszegi
12. Study no. 10, Vivace
Pivonka
13. Bass Nightingale, 3rd movt: Fuga [contrabassoon]
Schulhoff
14. No. 1, Recitativo, molto rubato OR no. 2, Allegro giocoso (from Five Virtuoso Inventions)
Šesták
15. Study no. 34, Andante con moto OR Study no. 35, Andante maestoso
Weissenborn
Orchestral extractsAvailable In
1. Boléro (entire extract)
Ravel
1. Scheherazade, 2. Satz Andantino (bars 5–26)
Rimsky-Korsakoff
2. Symphonie fantastique, 4. Satz Der Gang zum Richtplatz (entire extract, upper part)
Berlioz
2. Carmen, 3. Akt 2. Bild No. 25 (entire extract)
Bizet
3. Così fan tutte, Ouverture (entire extract)
Mozart
3. Pulcinella-Suite, 6. Satz: Gavotta con due variazioni, Variazione IIa (entire extract, 1st bassoon only, no repeats)
Stravinsky
Also RecommendedAvailable In
1. Scales and Arpeggios
2. Sight Reading
3. Aural Tests