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Flute 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.

Flute 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 Krieger
arr. Jones
download Bourrée
from Sechs musicalische Partien
(observing 1st repeat; trills optional)
 
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2 Brahms
arr. Denley
download Cradle Song
Op. 49 No. 4
 
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3 Verdi
arr. Litten
download La donna è mobile (The woman is fickle)
from Rigoletto
 
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4 Attwood
arr. Denley
Andante
from Sonatina No. 3
Time Pieces for Flute, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
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5 O'Carolan
arr. Denley
Dermot O'Dowd
Time Pieces for Flute, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
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6 Daquin
arr. McDowall
Noël
Harlequin, Book 1, arr. McDowall
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7 Haydn
arr. Barratt
Minuet
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Boosey & Hawkes (BH12480)

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8 Susato
arr. Rosenberg
Rondo VI
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Boosey & Hawkes (BH12480)

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9 Sholom Secunda
arr. Lawrance
Donna Donna
(observing repeat)
Winner Scores All for Flute, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0324)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Flute, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0324PA)
10 Trad. Scottish The Blue Bell of Scotland (arr.)
What Else Can I Play? Flute Grade 1
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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Roma Cafolla download Lazy Sunday
from Playaround for Flute, Book 3
 
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2 Joplin
arr. Blackwell
download The Easy Winners
 
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3 Mark Tanner download The Pelican from Heligan
No. 1 from Creature Comforts, Grades 1–3
 
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4 Bart
arr. Lawrance
I'd do anything
from Oliver!
Winner Scores All for Flute, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0324)

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5 Andrew Lloyd Webber
arr. Lawrance
Close Every Door to Me
from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Winner Scores All for Flute, arr. Lawrance
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6 Alan Haughton Budgie Or The Secret Garden
from Fun Club for Flute, Grade 0–1
Alan Haughton: Fun Club for Flute, Grade 0–1: Student Copy
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7 Helen Long Spooked
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Boosey & Hawkes (BH12480)

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8 Cecilia McDowall Moulin Rose Or Zig Zag
Harlequin, Book 1, arr. McDowall
Cramer (90646)

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9 Julian Nott
arr. Hammond
Theme
from Wallace and Gromit
Ten Top Pops for Flute, arr. Hammond
Kevin Mayhew (3612367)

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10 R. and R. Sherman Hushabye Mountain (arr.)
from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Mark Nightingale download Click Here
No. 2 from Jazz@Etudes for Flute
 
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2 Popp download Study in F
from Erster Flöten-Unterricht, Op. 387
 
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3 James Rae download Snow Walk
No. 1 from 42 More Modern Studies for Solo Flute
 
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4 Alan Bullard Sad Flute Or Bouncy Flute
No. 2 Or No. 5 from Fifty for Flute, Book 1
Alan Bullard: Fifty for Flute, Book 1
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5 Paul Harris Study in C Or Study in G
No. 4 Or No. 5 from 76 Graded Studies for Flute, Book 1
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6 Klosé Study in G
No. 7 from More Graded Studies for Flute, Book 1
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7 A. J. Mears Under the Rainbow
No. 8 from More Graded Studies for Flute, Book 1
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8 E. Köhler Study in G Or Study in C
No. 5 Or No. 6 from 125 Easy Classical Studies for Flute
Universal (UE16042)

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9 Philip Sparke Modal Melody Or Lullaby
No. 3 Or No. 6 from Skilful Studies for Flute
Philip Sparke: Skilful Studies for Flute
Anglo Music (AMP 094-401)

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10 Lynne Williams Sad Song Or Articulate
No. 6 Or No. 8 from Thirty One Two Three Flute Studies
Lynne Williams: Thirty One Two Three Flute Studies
Forton Music (FM420)

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Additional information

In Grades 1–3, candidates may play an adapted flute (e.g. non-metal and/or with curved head-joint) sounding at concert pitch.

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