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Descant Recorder 1 Descant Recorder

Descant Recorder 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.

Descant Recorder 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 Anon.
arr. Le Clerc
La chasse galante
No. 10 from Vaudeville & Menuet
Schott (ED 12862)

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2 Daquin
arr. Bowman
Rigaudon
No. 10 from Baroque Recorder Anthology for Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1
Schott (ED 13134)

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3 Handel
arr. Bowman
Menuett
No. 12 from Baroque Recorder Anthology for Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1
Schott (ED 13134)

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4 Galilei
arr. Yeo
Saltarello
No. 18 from Renaissance Recorder Anthology for Soprano (Descant) Recorder, Vol. 1
Schott (ED 13591)

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5 Handel
arr. Adams
Gavotte
First Repertoire for Descant Recorder
Faber

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6 T. Morley
arr. Bennetts and Bowman
Now is the month of Maying
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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7 Purcell
arr. Bennetts and Bowman
Fairest Isle
from King Arthur
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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8 Trad. English
arr. Bullard
Spanish Ladies
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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9 Trad. American
arr. Haughton
Amazing Grace
Don't You Just Love These Tunes for Descant Recorder, arr. Haughton
Kevin Mayhew (3612201)

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10 Trad. Irish
arr. Haughton
Cockles and Mussels
Don't You Just Love These Tunes for Descant Recorder, arr. Haughton
Kevin Mayhew (3612201)

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Stephen Binnington Strolling
No. 2 from Mega Fun Recorder
Spartan Press (SP1130)

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2 Bonsor Scherzino Or Legend
No. 4 Or No. 5 from The Really Easy Recorder Book
Faber

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3 Curtin, Barbera and Hanna
arr. Haughton
Theme
from The Flintstones
Don't You Just Love These Tunes for Descant Recorder, arr. Haughton
Kevin Mayhew (3612201)

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4 Gilkyson
arr. Lawrance
The Bare Necessities
from The Jungle Book
Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0322)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0322PA)
5 Alan Haughton The Race
from Fun Club for Descant Recorder, Grade 0–1
Alan Haughton: Fun Club for Descant Recorder, Grade 0–1: Student Copy
Kevin Mayhew (3611805)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Fun Club for Descant Recorder, Grade 0–1: Teacher Copy
Kevin Mayhew (3611802)
6 Rendall and Thomas
arr. Lawrance
Birdie Song
Winners Galore for Descant Recorder, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0310)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winners Galore for Descant Recorder, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0310PA)
7 Trad. English
arr. Lawrance
Drunken Sailor
Winners Galore for Descant Recorder, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0310)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winners Galore for Descant Recorder, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0310PA)
8 Schumann
arr. Bennetts and Bowman
Soldiers' March
No. 2 from Album for the Young, Op. 68
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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9 Sarah Watts Humdinger Hoedown
from Fresh Air for Descant Recorder
Sarah Watts: Fresh Air for Descant Recorder
Kevin Mayhew (3611884)

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10 Pam Wedgwood Periwinkle Waltz Or Dreaming
from Really Easy Jazzin' About for Descant Recorder
Pam Wedgwood: Really Easy Jazzin' About for Descant Recorder
Faber

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Sally Adams Hot Coffee at the Silver Spoon Corral
First Repertoire for Descant Recorder
Faber

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2 Kathryn Bennetts Spring Song
Time Pieces for Descant/Soprano Recorder, Vol. 1, arr. Bennetts and Bowman
ABRSM

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3 van Eyck Silvester inde Morgenstont Or Onder de Linde groene
from Der Fluyten Lust-hof
(themes only)
No. 3 Or No. 9 from van Eyck: Der Fluyten Lust-hof: The Beginners' Collection
XYZ (1042)

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4 Paul Harris King Richard, his Delight
No. 1 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder
Faber

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5 Trad.
arr. Adams and Harris
Gathering Peascods
No. 5 from 50 Graded Studies for Recorder
Faber

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6 Keuning Study in A minor
No. 21 from 30 Simple Studies
Keuning: 30 Simple Studies
Harmonia (HU2160)

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7 Mozart
arr. Puscoiu
Air
Classical Repertoire for Recorder, arr. Puscoiu
Mel Bay (MLB95333)

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8 Trad. Australian
arr. Lawrance
Waltzing Matilda
Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0322)

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9 Trad. Welsh
arr. Lawrance
Men of Harlech
Winner Scores All for Descant Recorder, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0322)

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10 Sarah Watts Study in Green
from Fresh Air for Descant Recorder
Sarah Watts: Fresh Air for Descant Recorder
Kevin Mayhew (3611884)

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Descant Recorder Grade 1 Descant Recorder

Descant Recorder 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.

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