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Clarinet 1 Clarinet

Clarinet Grade 1 exams consist of three pieces, chosen by the candidate from the appropriate lists in the current syllabus, scales and broken chords, sight-reading and aural tests.

Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction.

Clarinet Grade 1 (2018-2021)

Pieces

Three pieces: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three Lists, A, B and C - 30 marks each

List A

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Dacre
arr. Litten
download Daisy Bell
 
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2 L. Mozart
arr. Blackwell
download Minuet
No. 2 from Nannerl-Notenbuch
 
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3 M. Praetorius
arr. Bullard
download La Bourée
from Terpsichore
 
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4 Anon.
arr. Denley
Duke of York's March
(observing 1st repeat)
Time Pieces for Clarinet, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
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5 Schubert
arr. Barratt
German Dance
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Boosey & Hawkes (BH 12478)

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6 Trad. English Scarborough Fair (arr.)
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Boosey & Hawkes (BH 12478)

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What Else Can I Play? Clarinet Grade 1
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7 Trad. English The British Grenadiers (arr.)
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8 Susato
arr. Sparke
Les grands douleurs
Basse Dance No. 6 from Danserye
Sounds Classical for Clarinet, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 441-400)

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9 Trad. Hebrew
arr. Davies and Reade
Hatikvah
No. 6 from First Book of Clarinet Solos, arr. Davies and Reade (B♭ edition)
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No. 6 from First Book of Clarinet Solos, arr. Davies and Reade (C edition)
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10 Trad. Russian
arr. Davies and Reade
Song of the Volga Boatmen
No. 2 from First Book of Clarinet Solos, arr. Davies and Reade (B♭ edition)
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No. 2 from First Book of Clarinet Solos, arr. Davies and Reade (C edition)
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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Roma Cafolla download Hush-a-bye
from Playaround for Clarinet, Book 1
 
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2 James Rae download Sundown
from In the Groove for Clarinet
 
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3 J. Winner
arr. Iles
download Little Brown Jug
 
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4 Baubet-Gony
arr. Denley
Ronde
from Images enfantines
Time Pieces for Clarinet, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
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5 Harline and Washington I've got no strings (arr.)
from Pinocchio
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6 Kosma and Prévert
arr. Ledbury
Autumn Leaves
All Jazzed Up for Clarinet, arr. Ledbury
Brass Wind (0303)

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7 H. Mancini
arr. Ledbury
Moon River
All Jazzed Up for Clarinet, arr. Ledbury
Brass Wind (0303)

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8 Christopher Norton How Graceful
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Boosey & Hawkes (BH 12478)

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9 Karen Street Day Dreams
Karen Street: Day Dreams
Gumbles Publications (GP208)

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10 Sullivan
arr. Sparke
Ah, leave me not to pine
from The Pirates of Penzance
Sounds Classical for Clarinet, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 441-400)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Ned Bennett download Early Doors
from Jazz Club Clarinet, Grades 1–2
 
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2 Jeffery Wilson download Grey Secrets
No. 2 from Colour Studies
 
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3 Martin Yates download Eckington Stomp
No. 12 from uTunes
(with straight quavers)
 
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4 Anon.
arr. Harris
The Bugle Horn
No. 9 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1
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5 Demnitz Study in F
from Elementary School for Clarinet
P. 3 No. 2 from Demnitz: Elementary School for Clarinet
Peters (EP 2417)

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No. 5 from 80 Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1
Faber

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6 Colin Radford Sunset Or Spring Tide
No. 1 Or No. 2 from 21st-Century Clarinet Studies
Colin Radford: 21st-Century Clarinet Studies
Emerson (E575)

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7 James Rae The Organ Grinder's Apprentice
No. 7 from 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet
James Rae: 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet
Universal (UE21554)

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8 Karen Street Easy P.C.
No. 3 from Double Click!! for Solo Clarinet
Gumbles Publications (GP205)

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9 Tchaikovsky
arr. Lawrance
Marche slave
Winners Galore for Clarinet, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0314)

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10 Lynne Williams Waltzing
No. 2 from Thirty One Two Three Clarinet Studies
Lynne Williams: Thirty One Two Three Clarinet Studies
Forton Music (FM414)

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Clarinet Grade 1 Clarinet

Additional information

In Grades 1–3, candidates may play a clarinet in Eb or C (including those that have been adapted for young beginners), provided the piano accompaniments are suitably transposed where necessary. Certain pieces at these grades are published with an accompaniment for clarinet in C and these are indicated in the repertoire lists.

Publications & audio

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