Music for your Grade Exam

Board:Trinity College London
Syllabus:Tuba, Eb Bass and Bb Bass 2015-2018
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. Bb bass candidates may also choose pieces from the euphonium lists.

Pieces (select one from each list)

Group AAvailable In
1. Sonata for Tuba and Piano op. 204, 3rd movt
Bourgeois
2. Hungarian Dance no. 5 (from Classics for Tuba)
Brahms
3. Tuba Concerto, from letter N to the end
Ellerby
4. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (from Classics for Tuba)
Gluck
5. Tuba Concerto, 1st movt: Allegro deciso or 3rd movt: Allegro giocoso [with cadenza]
Gregson
6. Sonata for Tuba & Piano, 3rd movt: Variations
Hindemith
7. Tuba Suite, Galop [with cadenza]
Jacob
8. Sonatina op. 57, 2nd movt: Tempo di minuetto and 3rd movt: Allegro moderato
Koetsier
9. Czardas for Tuba & Piano
Monti
10. Cappriccio
Newton
11. Tuba Concerto, 2nd movt: Allegro
Sparke
12. Concerto for Bass Tuba, any one movement [with cadenzas]
Vaughan Williams
Group B (unaccompanied)Available In
1. Fantasy for Tuba op. 102
Arnold
2. Suite no. 5, Gigue in C minor (from J S Bach Suites for Cello)
J S Bach
3. Vivace from a ‘Cello Suite (from The Thomas Wyss Tuba Collection)
J S Bach
4. Fantasy Pieces for Tuba, no. 6: Allegro moderato or no. 8: Moderato pesante
Bourgeois
5. El Patricko Latino (from Performance Studies)
Ellerby
6. Study, no. 56 (from 60 Selected Studies for Bb Tuba)
Kopprasch
7. Confliction
Morris
8. Serenade no. 12 for Solo Tuba, op. 88, Intrada and Capriccio
Persichetti
9. No. XVIII, Prokofiev's Symphony no. 5 (from Low Studies for Tuba)
Snedecor
10. Fast and Rhythmic (from Performance Studies)
Vizzutti
Orchestral & brass band extractsAvailable In
1. Romeo und Julia, Nr. 11, 13, 44, 47 (pages 19-20). [from Nr. 11 Fig. 62 to Nr. 47 Fig. 330] - TUBA
Prokofjew
1. Comedy Overture (No. 7). [Extracts 1, 2, 3 & 4] - Eb BASS
Ireland
1. Comedy Overture (No. 8). [Extracts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5] - Bb BASS
Ireland
2. Fireworks (No. 19). [Extracts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5] - Bb BASS
Howarth
2. Fireworks (No. 16). [Extracts 1, 2 & 3] - Eb BASS
Howarth
2. Petruschka (page 34). [both extracts] - TUBA
Strawinsky
3. Die Walküre, 3. Aufzug (pages 53-54). [1. Szene, beginning to Fig. 9 AND 3. Szene] - TUBA
Wagner
3. Diversions on a Bass Theme (No. 12). [Extracts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5] - Eb BASS
Lloyd
3. Diversions on a Bass Theme (No. 13). [Extracts 1, 2, 3 & 4] - Bb BASS
Lloyd
Also RecommendedAvailable In
1. Scales & Exercises
2. Sound at Sight
3. Aural Tests
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