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Oboe 2 Oboe

Oboe Grade 2 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 2 (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 Chambonnières
arr. Denley
download Sarabande
Time Pieces for Oboe, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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2 F. Couperin
arr. Gray
download La Bourbonnaise
Oboe Music to Enjoy
Boosey & Hawkes

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3 Croft
arr. Blood
Saraband
Airs and Dances, arr. Blood
Gonzaga (GZ118)

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4 De Fesch
arr. Francis and Grant
Gavotta
from Largo and Gavotta
No. 6 from Going Solo for Oboe, arr. Francis and Grant
Faber

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5 Purcell
arr. Francis and Grant
Air
No. 1 from Going Solo for Oboe, arr. Francis and Grant
Faber

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6 Handel
arr. Sparke
Bourrée
from Water Music
Sounds Classical for Oboe, arr. Sparke
Anglo Music (AMP 361-400)

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7 Schubert
arr. Lawrance
Briar-Rose (Heidenröslein)
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)
8 Trad., arr. Kelly Sad Folk Song
No. 8 from Bryan Kelly: Ballads and Bagatelles
Spartan Press (SP1276)

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9 Trad. Scottish
arr. Ramsay
Skye Boat Song
22 Traditional Tunes for Oboe, arr. Ramsay
Fentone (F485A-401)

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10 Trad. Scottish
arr. Barratt
Torry Burn
Bravo! Oboe, arr. Barratt
Boosey & Hawkes

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List B

No. Composer Piece information Publication(s)
1 Keith Bartlett Dreamy Or Cairo Carnival
from Just for Fun! for Oboe
Keith Bartlett: Just for Fun! for Oboe
UMP

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2 Roma Cafolla Top o' the Morning
from Playaround for Oboe
Roma Cafolla: Playaround for Oboe, Book 1: Revised Edition 2017
Forton Music (FM366)

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3 Gilkyson
arr. Lawrance
download The Bare Necessities
from The Jungle Book
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)
4 Robin Grant Song of the Forest
No. 5 from Going Solo for Oboe, arr. Francis and Grant
Faber

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5 Bryan Kelly Polonaise Or Blues
No. 1 Or No. 7 from Bryan Kelly: Ballads and Bagatelles
Spartan Press (SP1276)

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6 Pascal Proust Baltic
Pascal Proust: Baltic
De Haske (DHP 1165694-401)

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7 Puccini
arr. Denley
Oh my beloved Papa
from Gianni Schicchi
Time Pieces for Oboe, Vol. 1, arr. Denley
ABRSM

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8 James Rae As If!
from In the Groove for Oboe
James Rae: In the Groove for Oboe
Reedimensions (RD034)

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9 Sarah Watts download Humdinger Hoedown
from Fresh Air for Oboe
Sarah Watts: Fresh Air for Oboe
Kevin Mayhew (3611889)

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10 Pam Wedgwood Dragonfly Or Easy Tiger
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 C. Baermann download Study in C
No. 12 from 80 Graded Studies for Oboe, Book 1
Faber

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2 Dave Gale Swinging Janos Or Little Red Mug
from JazzFX for Oboe
P. 3 Or P. 4 from Dave Gale: JazzFX for Oboe
Brass Wind (1341CD)

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3 Hazlehurst
arr. McKean
Last of the Summer Wine
No. 97 from Abracadabra Oboe (Third Edition), arr. McKean
A & C Black

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4 Hinke Study in C Or Study in G
from Elementary Method for Oboe
P. 5 No. 3 Or P. 6 No. 2 from Hinke: Elementary Method for Oboe
Peters (EP 2418)

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5 Mike Mower download Blue Truth Or Quirky Quails
from The Good-Tempered Oboe
Mike Mower: The Good-Tempered Oboe
Itchy Fingers Publications (058)

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6 James Rae download Shot Or Javelin
No. 1 Or No. 2 from Track & Field for Oboe
James Rae: Track & Field for Oboe
Reedimensions (RD063)

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7 Graham Salter The Satin Gown Or Sitting in the Sunshine
from 35 Melodic Studies for Oboe
Graham Salter: 35 Melodic Studies for Oboe
Emerson (E413)

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8 Philip Sparke Music Box Waltz Or Ragtime
No. 62 Or No. 63 from Starter Studies for Oboe
Philip Sparke: Starter Studies for Oboe
Anglo Music (AMP 079-401)

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

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10 Lynne Williams Over and Over Or Jumping Beans
No. 10 Or No. 12 from Thirty One Two Three Oboe Studies
Lynne Williams: Thirty One Two Three Oboe Studies
Forton Music (FM225)

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Oboe Grade 2 Oboe

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

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