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.

RecordingsAvailable In
Selected Exam Pieces

Pieces (select one from each list)

Group AAvailable In
1. Adagio (2nd movt) from Concerto in E
J S Bach
2. Hornpipe Rondo from Violin Concerto
Finzi, ed. Little
3. Tambourin (4th movt) from Sonata in D op. 9 no. 3
Leclair
4. Dudziarz (The Bagpipe Player)
Wieniawski
5. Largo from Unaccompanied Sonata no. 3 in C major BWV1005
J S Bach
6. Romance in F major
Beethoven
7. Sonata in F major op. 24, 4th movt
Beethoven
8. Concerto no. 2 in G Hob.VIIa/4, 1st movt (without cadenza)
Haydn
9. Praeludium & Allegro
Kreisler-Tartini
10. Sonata in Bb major KV454, 4th movt: Allegretto
Mozart
11. Minuetto & Finale from Suite Italienne
Stravinsky
12. Concerto in G major RV298, 1st movt
Vivaldi
Group BAvailable In
1. Sonatensatz (Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata)
Brahms
2. Nocturne
Copland
3. Elégie from Suite for Violin and Orchestra
Delius, arr. Threlfall
4. Bizarrerie [upper octave notes in bar 117 optional]
Elgar
5. After the Tryst
MacMillan
6. Introduction and nos. 1, 2 & 3
Bruch
7. Mazurka in D major op. 33 no. 3
Chopin
8. Sonata in A, 4th movt
Franck
9. Sonata no. 3 in C minor op. 45, 2nd movt
Grieg
10. Liebesfreud
Kreisler
11. No. 2 from Aus der Heimat
Smetana
12. Un poco triste
Suk
Orchestral extractsAvailable In
1. Symphony no. 4 [III], page 2 (bars 126 to 160)
Mendelssohn
1. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [Overture], pages 24-25 (bars 158 to 178)
Wagner
2. Symphony no. 4 [IV], page 15 (bars 33 to 40 and bars 65 to 73)
Brahms
2. Romeo and Juliet Suite no. 1 [V. Masks], page 30 (fig. 48 to end of extract)
Prokofieff
3. Russlan and Ludmilla [Overture], page 36 (bar 21 to 7th bar of fig. A)
Glinka
3. Pictures at an Exhibition [3. Tuileries], page 26 (entire extract)
Moussorgsky, orch. Ravel
Also RecommendedAvailable In
1. Scales, Arpeggios & Studies
2. Sight Reading
3. Aural Tests