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Oboe 1 Oboe

Oboe 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.

Oboe 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. Barratt
download English Jig
Bravo! Oboe, arr. Barratt
Boosey & Hawkes

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2 Anon.
arr. Francis and Grant
download The Force of Hercules
No. 4 from Going Solo for Oboe, arr. Francis and Grant
Faber

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3 Blow
arr. Denley
Air
Time Pieces for Oboe, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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4 Charke
arr. Sparke
Sonata
Sounds Classical for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 361-400)

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5 Mozart
arr. Kolman
Longing for the Spring 'Come, lovely May' (Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling 'Komm, lieber Mai')
K. 596
No. 1 from Universal Oboe Album, arr. Kolman
Universal (UE19817)

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6 Trad. English
arr. Sparke
London Bridge
No. 12 from Starter Solos for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 355-400)

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7 Trad. English
arr. Blood
download The Keel Row
(observing repeat)
Airs and Dances, arr. Blood
Gonzaga (GZ118)

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8 Trad. Scottish
arr. Ramsay
Kelvin Grove
22 Traditional Tunes for Oboe, arr. Ramsay
Fentone (F485A-401)

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9 Trad. Welsh
arr. Lawrance
Men of Harlech
Winner Scores All for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328PA)
10 Vivaldi
arr. Lawrance
Spring
from The Four Seasons
Winner Scores All for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328PA)

List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Bruns and Atencio
arr. Lawrance
A Pirate's Life for Me
Winner Scores All for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328PA)
2 Katherine Davis
arr. Lawrance
Carol of the Drum
Winner Scores All for Oboe, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328)

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Piano accomp. published separately as Winner Scores All for Oboe, Piano accompaniment, arr. Lawrance
Brass Wind (0328PA)
3 Roma Cafolla Under the Bed Or Ice Skating
from Playaround for Oboe
Roma Cafolla: Playaround for Oboe, Book 1: Revised Edition 2017
Forton Music (FM366)

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4 Vera Gray download Jackboots Or Pendulum
Oboe Music to Enjoy
Boosey & Hawkes

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5 Kabalevsky
arr. Barratt
Polka And Russian Dance
Bravo! Oboe, arr. Barratt
Boosey & Hawkes

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6 James Rae Sundown
from In the Groove for Oboe
James Rae: In the Groove for Oboe
Reedimensions (RD034)

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7 Schumann
arr. Denley
John Anderson
Op. 67 No. 5
Time Pieces for Oboe, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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8 Philip Sparke Sad Song Or Count Me In
No. 18 Or No. 19 from Starter Solos for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 355-400)

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9 Sullivan
arr. Sparke
Ah, leave me not to pine
from The Pirates of Penzance
Sounds Classical for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 361-400)

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10 Pam Wedgwood download Hot Chilli Or Crystal Spring
from Really Easy Jazzin' About for Oboe
Pam Wedgwood: Really Easy Jazzin' About for Oboe
Faber

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List C

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Dave Gale The Ending's Well
from JazzFX for Oboe
P. 3 from Dave Gale: JazzFX for Oboe
Brass Wind (1341CD)

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2 Garnier download Study in C
No. 8 from 80 Graded Studies for Oboe, Book 1
Faber

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3 Paul Harris download Study in C Or Study in A minor
No. 6 Or No. 7 from 80 Graded Studies for Oboe, Book 1
Faber

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4 Hinke download Study in F Or Study in G
from Elementary Method for Oboe
P. 3 No. 3 Or P. 4 No. 6 from Hinke: Elementary Method for Oboe
Peters (EP 2418)

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5 Mike Mower Sirens Or Straight to the Point
from The Good-Tempered Oboe
Mike Mower: The Good-Tempered Oboe
Itchy Fingers Publications (058)

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6 Graham Salter The Lame Sheep Or Gossip
from 35 Melodic Studies for Oboe
Graham Salter: 35 Melodic Studies for Oboe
Emerson (E413)

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7 Philip Sparke Nearly Bobby Shaftoe Or Ghost Town
No. 41 Or No. 43 from Starter Studies for Oboe
Philip Sparke: Starter Studies for Oboe
Anglo Music (AMP 079-401)

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8 Trad. French
arr. McKean
Castle on the Hill
No. 70 from Abracadabra Oboe (Third Edition), arr. McKean
A & C Black

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9 Sarah Watts Study in Green Or Study in Yellow
from Fresh Air for Oboe
Sarah Watts: Fresh Air for Oboe
Kevin Mayhew (3611889)

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10 Lynne Williams Off We Go Or Articulate
No. 5 Or No. 8 from Thirty One Two Three Oboe Studies
Lynne Williams: Thirty One Two Three Oboe Studies
Forton Music (FM225)

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Oboe Grade 1 Oboe

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In Grades 1–3, candidates may play an adapted (junior) oboe.

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