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Violin GRADE 4
THREE PIECES: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three Lists, A, B and C:
LIST A
1 Anon. 13th-century French Estampie royal, arr. Huws Jones
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Violin Exam Pieces 2012–2015, Grade 4
2 Leclair Musette: 3rd movt from Sonata in G, Op. 1 No. 8, arr. David
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(ABRSM)
˛
3 McGibbon Adagio: 1st movt from Sonata No. 5 in C minor
4 Corelli Allemanda: 2nd movt from Sonata in F, Op. 5 No. 10. Corelli 12 Sonatas, Op. 5, Vol. 2 (Schott ED 4381)
5 J. Gibbs Aria and Variation 3: from Sonata in D minor, Op. 1 No. 1. Sheila M. Nelson’s Baroque Violinist (Boosey)
6 F. M. Veracini Largo e nobile: 1st movt from Sonata No. 1 in F (1716). Veracini 12 Sonatas for Recorder/Flute/
Violin, Vol. 1 (Peters EP 4965a)
LIST B
1 C.-A. de Bériot Mélodie: from Méthode de violon, Op. 102, arr. Dezaire and van Rompaey
Violin Exam Pieces
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2 Dvořák Scherzo: 3rd movt from Sonatina in G, Op. 100
2012–2015,
˝
˛ Grade 4 (ABRSM)
3 Neil Mackay Ambleside: from A Tuneful Introduction to the Third Position
4 C. Dancla Rondo (from Introduction and Rondo): No. 12 from Petite école de la mélodie, Op. 123, Vol. 2 (Schott
ED 749) or First Repertoire for Violin, arr. Cohen (Faber)
5 Kreisler Sicilienne: from Sicilienne and Rigaudon (in the style of Francoeur) (published separately: Schott BSS
29024 ) or Fritz Kreisler Repertoire (Vol. 1) (Schott ED 8658)
6 A. Thomas Gavotte (from Mignon). No. 9 from Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 2 (Alfred—Summy-Birchard 0146S: piano
accomp. published separately, 30098)
LIST C
1 David Matthews An Alpine Tune
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2 Christopher Norton King Boogie: No. 6 from The Christopher Norton Concert
Violin Exam Pieces 2012–2015,
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Collection for Violin
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Grade 4 (ABRSM)
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3 Trad. klezmer Congratulations to the Bridegroom and Bride, arr. Cravitz
4 Kabalevsky Scherzo, arr. Sorokin. No. 18 from Kabalevsky Album Pieces (Peters EP 4783)
5 Trad. Bosnian The Sultan’s Throne (violin melody). Sevdah, arr. Huws Jones and Velagić (Boosey & Hawkes)
6 Pam Wedgwood Falling: from After Hours – Violin (Faber)
SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS * : from memory; for further details (incl. examples) see pp. 6–9
range
bowing requirements
rhythm pattern
Scales
b
A
, B, C, E majors; G, B, C minors
2 oct.
separate bows and slurred
even notes or long tonic,
(minors harmonic or melodic,
(2 beats to a bow)
at candidate’s choice
at candidate’s choice)
Arpeggios
b
A
, B, C, E majors; G, B, C minors
2 oct.
separate bows and slurred
even notes
(3 notes to a bow)
Dominant sevenths (resolving on tonic)
In the keys of C and D
§
1 oct.
separate bows
even notes
Chromatic scales
Starting on A and E
1 oct.
separate bows and slurred
even notes
(4 notes to a bow)
SIGHT-READING * : a piece of around eight bars in length, time and key signatures as Grade 3, with the
b
6
addition of
and E
major. Shifts between 1st and 3rd positions may be encountered. Occasional
8
chromatic notes. Anacrusis, hooked bowing, accents and pause signs may be included. See also p. 7.
AURAL TESTS FOR THE GRADE * : see pp. 58 and 60
§ Starting on open string G and bottom A, respectively
‡ Starting on bottom A and E, respectively
* Published by ABRSM (Scale requirements, Specimen Sight-Reading Tests, Specimen Aural Tests)
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Violin GRADE 4
THREE PIECES: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three Lists, A, B and C:
LIST A
1 Anon. 13th-century French Estampie royal, arr. Huws Jones
¸
Violin Exam Pieces 2012–2015, Grade 4
2 Leclair Musette: 3rd movt from Sonata in G, Op. 1 No. 8, arr. David
˝
(ABRSM)
˛
3 McGibbon Adagio: 1st movt from Sonata No. 5 in C minor
4 Corelli Allemanda: 2nd movt from Sonata in F, Op. 5 No. 10. Corelli 12 Sonatas, Op. 5, Vol. 2 (Schott ED 4381)
5 J. Gibbs Aria and Variation 3: from Sonata in D minor, Op. 1 No. 1. Sheila M. Nelson’s Baroque Violinist (Boosey)
6 F. M. Veracini Largo e nobile: 1st movt from Sonata No. 1 in F (1716). Veracini 12 Sonatas for Recorder/Flute/
Violin, Vol. 1 (Peters EP 4965a)
LIST B
1 C.-A. de Bériot Mélodie: from Méthode de violon, Op. 102, arr. Dezaire and van Rompaey
Violin Exam Pieces
¸
2 Dvořák Scherzo: 3rd movt from Sonatina in G, Op. 100
2012–2015,
˝
˛ Grade 4 (ABRSM)
3 Neil Mackay Ambleside: from A Tuneful Introduction to the Third Position
4 C. Dancla Rondo (from Introduction and Rondo): No. 12 from Petite école de la mélodie, Op. 123, Vol. 2 (Schott
ED 749) or First Repertoire for Violin, arr. Cohen (Faber)
5 Kreisler Sicilienne: from Sicilienne and Rigaudon (in the style of Francoeur) (published separately: Schott BSS
29024 ) or Fritz Kreisler Repertoire (Vol. 1) (Schott ED 8658)
6 A. Thomas Gavotte (from Mignon). No. 9 from Suzuki Violin School, Vol. 2 (Alfred—Summy-Birchard 0146S: piano
accomp. published separately, 30098)
LIST C
1 David Matthews An Alpine Tune
¸
2 Christopher Norton King Boogie: No. 6 from The Christopher Norton Concert
Violin Exam Pieces 2012–2015,
Ó
Collection for Violin
Ï
Grade 4 (ABRSM)
˛
3 Trad. klezmer Congratulations to the Bridegroom and Bride, arr. Cravitz
4 Kabalevsky Scherzo, arr. Sorokin. No. 18 from Kabalevsky Album Pieces (Peters EP 4783)
5 Trad. Bosnian The Sultan’s Throne (violin melody). Sevdah, arr. Huws Jones and Velagić (Boosey & Hawkes)
6 Pam Wedgwood Falling: from After Hours – Violin (Faber)
SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS * : from memory; for further details (incl. examples) see pp. 6–9
range
bowing requirements
rhythm pattern
Scales
b
A
, B, C, E majors; G, B, C minors
2 oct.
separate bows and slurred
even notes or long tonic,
(minors harmonic or melodic,
(2 beats to a bow)
at candidate’s choice
at candidate’s choice)
Arpeggios
b
A
, B, C, E majors; G, B, C minors
2 oct.
separate bows and slurred
even notes
(3 notes to a bow)
Dominant sevenths (resolving on tonic)
In the keys of C and D
§
1 oct.
separate bows
even notes
Chromatic scales
Starting on A and E
1 oct.
separate bows and slurred
even notes
(4 notes to a bow)
SIGHT-READING * : a piece of around eight bars in length, time and key signatures as Grade 3, with the
b
6
addition of
and E
major. Shifts between 1st and 3rd positions may be encountered. Occasional
8
chromatic notes. Anacrusis, hooked bowing, accents and pause signs may be included. See also p. 7.
AURAL TESTS FOR THE GRADE * : see pp. 58 and 60
§ Starting on open string G and bottom A, respectively
‡ Starting on bottom A and E, respectively
* Published by ABRSM (Scale requirements, Specimen Sight-Reading Tests, Specimen Aural Tests)
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