Music for your Grade Exam

Board:Trinity College London
Syllabus:Violin 2016-2019
Grade:8

Three pieces are to be played, at least one from each group, to form a balanced programme. Instead of one item, candidates may offer their own composition.

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Selected Exam PiecesViolin CDs only, Grade 8, 2016-2019 (Trinity College London)
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Pieces (select one from each list)

Group AAvailable In
1. Adagio (2nd movt) from Concerto in E
J S Bach
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2. Hornpipe Rondo from Violin Concerto
Finzi, ed. Little
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3. Tambourin (4th movt) from Sonata in D op. 9 no. 3
Leclair
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4. Dudziarz (The Bagpipe Player)
Wieniawski
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5. Largo from Unaccompanied Sonata no. 3 in C major BWV1005
J S Bach
Three Sonatas & Three Partitas for Solo Violin BWV 1001–1006 (Bärenreiter)
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6. Romance in F major
Beethoven
Romances op. 40 & op. 50 - violin & piano (Peters Edition)
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7. Sonata in F major op. 24, 4th movt
Beethoven
Sonatas for Violin & Piano, Book 1 (Henle)
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8. Concerto no. 2 in G Hob.VIIa/4, 1st movt (without cadenza)
Haydn
Violin Concerto No.2 in G Hob.VIIa/4 (Peters Edition)
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9. Praeludium & Allegro
Kreisler-Tartini
Praeludium & Allegro for violin & piano (Schott)
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10. Sonata in Bb major KV454, 4th movt: Allegretto
Mozart
Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Vol. 3 (Henle)
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11. Minuetto & Finale from Suite Italienne
Stravinsky
Suite Italienne (violin & piano) (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
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12. Concerto in G major RV298, 1st movt
Vivaldi
Concerto in G major RV298 - violin & piano (Schott)
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Group BAvailable In
1. Sonatensatz (Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata)
Brahms
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2. Nocturne
Copland
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3. Elégie from Suite for Violin and Orchestra
Delius, arr. Threlfall
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4. Bizarrerie [upper octave notes in bar 117 optional]
Elgar
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5. After the Tryst
MacMillan
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6. Introduction and nos. 1, 2 & 3
Bruch
Swedish Dances, op. 63, Vol. 1 - violin & piano (Simrock)
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7. Mazurka in D major op. 33 no. 3
Chopin
Famous Transcriptions for Violin & Piano, book 2 (PWM Edition)
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8. Sonata in A, 4th movt
Franck
Violin Sonata in A major (Peters Edition)
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9. Sonata no. 3 in C minor op. 45, 2nd movt
Grieg
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, op. 45 (Peters Edition)
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10. Liebesfreud
Kreisler
Liebesfreud (violin & piano) (Schott)
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11. No. 2 from Aus der Heimat
Smetana
From My Native Country 'Aus der Heimat' (Peters Edition)
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12. Un poco triste
Suk
4 Pieces Op. 17 vol.2 for Violin & Piano (Simrock)
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Orchestral extractsAvailable In
1. Symphony no. 4 [III], page 2 (bars 126 to 160)
Mendelssohn
Orchestral Violinist 2 (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
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1. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [Overture], pages 24-25 (bars 158 to 178)
Wagner
Orchestral Violinist 2 (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
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2. Symphony no. 4 [IV], page 15 (bars 33 to 40 and bars 65 to 73)
Brahms
Orchestral Violinist 2 (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
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2. Romeo and Juliet Suite no. 1 [V. Masks], page 30 (fig. 48 to end of extract)
Prokofieff
Orchestral Violinist 2 (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
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3. Russlan and Ludmilla [Overture], page 36 (bar 21 to 7th bar of fig. A)
Glinka
Orchestral Violinist 2 (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
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3. Pictures at an Exhibition [3. Tuileries], page 26 (entire extract)
Moussorgsky, orch. Ravel
Orchestral Violinist 2 (Boosey & Hawkes (London))
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Also RecommendedAvailable In
1. Scales, Arpeggios & StudiesViolin Scales, Arpeggios & Studies Initial–Grade 8 from 2016 (Trinity College London)
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2. Sight ReadingSound at Sight Violin, Book 2: Grades 4-8 (Trinity College London)
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3. Aural TestsAural Tests Book 2, from 2017 (Grades 6–8) (+ 2 CDs) (Trinity College London)
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