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Clarinet 7 Clarinet

Clarinet Grade 7 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 7 (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 Hurlstone download Scherzo
No. 4 from Four Characteristic Pieces
 
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2 Lefèvre download Rondeau
3rd movt from Sonata No. 10
 
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3 Schumann download Romance
No. 1 from Three Romances, Op. 94
 
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4 Brahms
arr. Allen
Trio Movement
from Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 114
Brahms: Trio Movement for Clarinet, arr. Allen
Emerson (E606)

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5 Brahms Vivace
4th 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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6 Chopin
trans. Dangain
Nocturne in E♭
Op. 9 No. 2
Chopin: Nocturne for Clarinet, Op. 9 No. 2, trans. Dangain
Billaudot (GB9422)

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7 Mozart
arr. Ettlinger
Church Sonata No. 17 in B♭
K. 336
(observing cadenza)
No. 4 from Mozart Four Church Sonatas, arr. Ettlinger
Boosey & Hawkes (BH 2300098)

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8 Saint-Saëns Allegretto
1st movt from Sonata in E♭, Op. 167
Saint-Saëns: Sonata in E♭, Op. 167
Henle (HN 965)

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Saint-Saëns: Sonata in E♭, Op. 167
Durand (DF 01610400)

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The Chester Clarinet Anthology
Chester (CH86559)

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9 C. Stamitz Rondo: Poco allegro
3rd movt from Concerto No. 10 in B♭
C. Stamitz: Concerto No. 10 in B♭
Sikorski–Music Sales (491K)

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10 Stanford Allegretto scherzando
No. 3 from Three Intermezzi, Op. 13
Stanford: Three Intermezzi, Op. 13
Chester (CH55205)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 John Blood download The Dreamer
No. 3 from City People
 
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2 Paul Lewis download Sérénade populaire
(gliss. optional)
 
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3 Ravel download Pièce en forme d'Habañera
 
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4 M. Arnold
arr. Harris
Allegro non troppo
from English Dances, Set II, Op. 33
No. 5 from M. Arnold English Dances for Clarinet, arr. Harris
Lengnick (AL5900)

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5 Brian Chapple Allegro giocoso
No. 1 from A Bit of a Blow for Clarinet
Brian Chapple: A Bit of a Blow for Clarinet
Bosworth (BOE005035)

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6 Mike Cornick Allegro
3rd movt from Sonata for Clarinet
Mike Cornick: Sonata for Clarinet
Reedimensions (RD031)

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7 Dankworth Pavane
2nd movt from Suite for Emma
(observing printed ad lib.)
Dankworth: Suite for Emma
Chester (CH55820)

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The Chester Clarinet Anthology
Chester (CH86559)

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8 Roxanna Panufnik LOLlaby
Roxanna Panufnik: LOLlaby
Peters (EP 72709)

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9 Poulenc Romanza
2nd movt from Sonata for Clarinet
Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet
Chester (CH70972)

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The Chester Clarinet Anthology
Chester (CH86559)

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10 James Rae Off to the Nelson!
3rd movt from Southwold Sonatina
James Rae: Southwold Sonatina
Reedimensions (RD001)

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Backofen download Allegro con spirito
from Anweisung zur Clarinette
 
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2 Chris Gumbley download Off and Back On
 
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3 Philip Sparke download Swiss Mountain Air
No. 22 from Super Studies for Clarinet
 
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4 Rob Buckland Brazilian Walk
No. 15 from Solo Clarinet, Book 1
Astute Music (am308-47)

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5 Dessein Marionettes
No. 70 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 2
Faber

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6 C. Rose Study in A
No. 61 from More Graded Studies for Clarinet, Book 2
Faber

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7 Roger Purcell Now Get This!
No. 53 from Scaling the Heights
Roger Purcell: Scaling the Heights
Astute Music (am242-11)

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8 James Rae Tongue Twister Or Hocus Pocus
No. 36 Or No. 38 from 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet
James Rae: 38 More Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet
Universal (UE21554)

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9 Uhl Study No. 6 Or Study No. 20
from 48 Studies for Clarinet, Book 1
Uhl: 48 Studies for Clarinet, Book 1
Schott (KLB 12)

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10 Nigel Wood Balletico
No. 2 from Six Exotic Studies for Solo Clarinet
Nigel Wood: Six Exotic Studies for Solo Clarinet
Saxtet Publications (Sax311)

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Clarinet Grade 7 Clarinet

Additional information

Prerequisite for entry: Candidates for a Grade 6, 7 or 8 exam must already have passed ABRSM Grade 5 (or above) in Music Theory, Practical Musicianship or a solo Jazz subject; for full details, including a list of accepted alternatives, see Regulation 1d.

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