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Clarinet 5 Clarinet

Clarinet Grade 5 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 5 (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 attrib. J. A. Hasse
arr. Jones
download Tambourin
from Piramo e Tisbe
 
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2 C. Nielsen download Fantasy Piece
FS 3h, CNW 66
(observing printed cadenza)
 
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3 Weber download Theme And Variation 1
from Variations on a Theme from Silvana, Op. 33
 
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4 J. S. Bach
arr. Birtel
Air
from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068
Classical Highlights for Clarinet
Schott (ED 21585)

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5 C. Baermann Romanze
C. Baermann: Romanze for Clarinet
Schott (ED 09875)

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6 Bizet
arr. Schmidt
Entr'acte
from Carmen
Solos for Clarinet
Carl Fischer (ATF133)

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7 Brahms Allegretto grazioso
3rd movt from Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1
Brahms: Sonatas, Op. 120
Henle (HN 987)

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Brahms: Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1
Wiener Urtext (UT 50015)

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8 Delibes Andante quasi allegretto
No. 1 from French Clarinet Encores, Book 2
Pan Educational Music (PEM92)

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9 Lefèvre Allegro
3rd movt from Sonata No. 2 in G minor
First Repertoire Pieces for Clarinet
Boosey & Hawkes (BH 12472)

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10 Mendelssohn
arr. King and Frank
Spring Song
Op. 62 No. 6
No. 5 from Mendelssohn for the Clarinet, arr. King and Frank
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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Mike Cornick download Talkin' the Talk
 
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2 Paul Harvey download Miltonality
 
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3 Mandel and Webster
arr. Ledbury
download The Shadow of Your Smile
 
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4 M. Arnold Andantino
2nd movt from Sonatina, Op. 29
M. Arnold: Sonatina, Op. 29
Lengnick (AL 1000)

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5 Duke Ellington
arr. Wastall
In a Sentimental Mood
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Boosey & Hawkes (BH 12879)

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6 Finzi Forlana
No. 4 from Five Bagatelles
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Boosey & Hawkes (BH 2300046)

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7 Paul Harris Allegro vigoroso
4th movt from Sonatina for Clarinet
Paul Harris: Sonatina for Clarinet
Fentone (F 436-401)

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8 Nigel Hess Theme
from Ladies in Lavender
Nigel Hess: Theme from Ladies in Lavender for Clarinet
Faber

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9 Mack and Johnson
arr. Iveson
Charleston
(observing lower line in bb. 37–52)
Let's Face the Music for Clarinet, arr. Iveson
Brass Wind (1332)

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10 Bryan Kelly Gemini
No. 2 from Zodiac, Set 1
Bryan Kelly: Zodiac, Set 1
Weinberger

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Chris Allen download Study in D
No. 33 from Progressive Studies for Clarinet, Book 1
 
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2 John Sands download Easy Come, Easy Go
No. 3 from 21 Jazz Clarinet Études
 
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3 Wiedemann download Czárdás
No. 36 from Praktische und theoretische Studien für Klarinette
 
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4 Demnitz Study in B♭
from Elementary School for Clarinet
P. 21 No. 15 from Demnitz: Elementary School for Clarinet
Peters (EP 2417)

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5 Chris Gumbley Just Browsing
No. 24 from Double Click!! for Solo Clarinet
Gumbles Publications (GP205)

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6 István Kleiper Ukrainian Dance
(observing repeat)
No. 46 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1
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7 C. Rose Study in C minor
No. 45 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 1
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8 Roger Purcell Organised Chaos Or On the Move
No. 30 Or No. 42 from Scaling the Heights
Roger Purcell: Scaling the Heights
Astute Music (am242-11)

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9 James Rae Breakaway
No. 31 from 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet
James Rae: 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet
Universal (UE21554)

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10 Philip Sparke Party Piece
No. 40 from Skilful Studies for Clarinet
Philip Sparke: Skilful Studies for Clarinet
Anglo Music (AMP 096-401)

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